JENNIFER Hudson is still trying to make her mom proud.
Hudson — who has repeatedly declined to talk publicly about the October 2008 killings of her mother, brother and nephew — revealed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that the source of the drive that quickly got her back on stage and in the recording studio just months after the tragedy.
“I try to do everything to say, ‘OK, will my mother like this? Will she be pleased? Will she be proud of that? How do I know she’s happy and she’s smiling down at me from heaven?’” Hudson revealed.
“And that’s what I try to go by and walk by.”
In October 2008, the bodies of her mother, Darnell Hudson Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, were found in the family’s Chicago home.
The body of her 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, was found days later in a sport utility vehicle about 10 miles away. All three had been shot.
The estranged husband of Jennifer’s sister, Julia, is charged with first-degree murder in the killings.
“It’s such a shocking thing,” she said. “It’s a lot to take in. It’s like, ‘OK, is this real? Did this really happen?’ It’s hard to put it in sync with reality.”
Jennifer — who dropped from a size 16 to a 4 — recently admitted she can’t stop spending money after losing a ton of weight.
“I have a serious shopping problem now,” admitted the 29-year-old, who is a spokesperson for Weight Watchers.
“Each city we go to, my suitcase won’t hold my new clothes, so we have to box them up and ship them home. Then I get back and want to try on everything I bought, so clothes are just everywhere.
“It got to a point where I could barely get in my bedroom. And when did I realize I had a problem? Well, my bed is a canopy. I had nowhere else to throw the clothes. So I threw them on top of the canopy!”[imagebrowser id=831]
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