Jennifer Hudson opens up about mother’s murder

Hudson reveals: 'The thing that keeps me going is knowing that God is in control'

Just seven months after the horrific murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew, the actress and singer has given a candid account of the mother-daughter relationship she had.

Speaking to American magazine Essence the Oscar winner revealed: ‘I was always a mama’s baby. I’d go and sleep in her bed until I was 15 years old.’

The star also admitted that her faith is what’s got her through such a dark period of her life. ‘The thing that keeps me going is knowing that God is in control,’ she says. ‘It’s like, if He placed me here then I must be prepared.’

The June cover star chose to open up to the magazine, but her fiancé, David Otunga, admitted that being asked questions about the terrible family murders has been one of Jennifer’s biggest fears.

‘We don’t talk about it,’ says the Harvard-educated lawyer-turned-pro-wrestler. ‘In this time when things seem so uncertain for her, there is certainty in our bond. She doesn’t have to worry about losing me. I’m always going to be right here.’

Otunga popped the question to the Dreamgirls star on her birthday last September, but just to reaffirm her feelings, Jennifer re-proposed to her beau this month, armed with a bespoke Neil Lane geometric and diamond engagement ring.

Since the double proposal there has been no word on a date for the nuptials, but suffice to say, the duo are one loved-up couple, with family being the centre of both their lives.

‘I love that,’ says the 27-year-old singer. ‘And he is such a gentleman, like, I sit in the car waiting because I can’t touch the door. I am not allowed!’

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