Jennifer Hudson is ready to talk about the brutal murders of her mother, brother and young nephew.
The singer will be featured in a VH1 Behind the Music special on Monday and the network touts that “for the very first time, Jennifer talks candidly about overcoming [that] painful time in her life.”
The American Idol contestant turned Grammy and Oscar winning superstar’s went through a nightmare when, in October 2008, she learned that her mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, were shot to death in the family’s Chicago home, where Jennifer herself grew up. Elevating it to another level, her 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, had been kidnapped by the gunman. Sadly, three days later Julian’s lifeless body was discovered discarded in a parked car.
Jennifer herself had to go to the morgue to identify young boy’s body.
Adding to the heartbreak, the man charged with the brutal murders was the estranged husband of Jennifer’s own sister Julia Hudson, who was Julian’s mother. He’s currently in prison.
This was such a sad story, it’s amazing how Jennifer bounced back so wonderfully with her new baby, new body, flourishing acting career, etc.