Jennifer Hudson To Finally Speak On Family’s Brutal Murders On VH1’s Behind The Music

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Hudson Family Murders, Jesus Take The Wheel, News

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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.



  • Linda

    It takes a strong woman of faith to make it through such a horrible thing. Jennifer is a strong young woman with a brilliant future. I wish her and her family the best.

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  • sevEn

    Jennifer made a blood sacrifice for satan. Don’t make deals with the devil for fame and ritches or he will get you

  • Maybe You Should Shut Da Hell Up!

    I am in awe of this strong young lady. I know God, her mom, brother, and nephew are smiling down on her everyday! GOD BLESS U Jennifer!

  • NoShyt!!

    Seven stfu and eat a fat dyck!!

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  • juliemango

    It would be good 4 her soul 2 clear d air!!!

  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals-I'm just too good to be true!!!

    It took insurmountable strength for her to suffer through and deal with what she did. My heart ached for her during that time. Then she shows the world where her strength derived from by singing You Pulled me Through. I tell ya, I fell in love with her all over again.

  • sheri

    Seven take your dumb ignorant a** somewhere, what a stupid idiot, why don’t you people just go kill yourselves so yo can go straight to hell.

  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals-I'm just too good to be true!!!

    Clear the air???

    Clear the air about what? When you phrase it like that, you’re projecting–as if she needs to explain to us the whys and how. Almost as if YOU hold her responsible for what happened to her family.

    Personally, I don’t feel like she owes any of us anything. I’m glad she did the special so we can hear how it affected her. I don’t think she’s going to get on there and give us a bunch of theories about anything.

    Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Fantasia…none of these young ladies owe me ANYTHING but hit songs so I can continue to enjoy their music. What they do in there personal lives is of no substance to me. I may comment but at the end of the day, if they’re dating a moose and it enhances their music, I’M BUYIN’ IT!!!!

  • Leethea Boisierre

    Its been some time since it happened so she probably can talk about it without breaking down crying. What ever happened to the man arrested for killing her family? I never heard anything more about him.

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  • carmelle

    we were so hurt!!

  • jchinton

    its going to be good bc jennifer is a strong sister an dats wat the youth is looking for a leading an dats jenn soo im sure from her childhood to the idol days to where she is now shes a postive thant every child should look up to so her mother rised her right an thants wat u sould look at we love u jenn keep it up an by the way u look good mrz jenny aka top world wide diva lol :)

  • D.

    I don’t think hat she is obligated to come out and talk about what happened. Now if this is something that she wants to do that’s fine. This was a horrible situation for her and you already have ignorant people talkin bout she made a deal with the devil. Some people are pathetic, if it was me I would keep my personal issue to myself.

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