Jennifer Hudson appeared on Oprah’s Next Chapter: Here’s What You Missed

Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson opened up to Oprah Winfrey about the shocking murders of her family members and revealed that she’s forgiven William Balfour for the crime.

Jennifer Hudson appeared on Oprah’s Next Chapter last night where she talked very openly about th tragic murders of her family members, how her life changed after her dramatic weight loss and her dream to have a daughter.   The interview was shot at her gorgeous apartment in Chicago (overlooking Lake Michigan and the city) where she was joined by sister Julia and fiance David Otunga.

 

On forgiving William Balfour:

She says she has forgiven him.  “For the most part it’s not his fault.  It’s like what he was taught and how he was brought up…he never had a chance.”

On grief and the death of her mother, brother and nephew:

“There were so many shocks involved in it. Like, who I do grieve for first or who do I start with? Of course I’m going to think of my mother because it’s my mother. I think of her a lot.mmNext I think of Julian (nephew) or my brother. I have moments where it’s bits and pieces.”

On visiting the grave site:

I haven’t been to the grave site since we buried them. But now I want to go because I feel like we’ve accomplished this. We’ve done this. We got justice for you. I can’t come back here empty handed. I’ve came back with just being served,”

On the wedding and expanding their family:

Jen was mum about details but revealed she and David have a date for the wedding.  When it came to their family, David said they want a little girl to play with son David Jr.. ‘”We definitely want to have one of each.”  Jennifer added, “That’s the next part of the dream.”

On Hollywood…before the weight loss:

“Already I had lost like 60 pounds then, I was exercising everyday I got down to a size 12 and I got to Hollywood and they were like, ‘How do you feel being the big girl?’ And I was like, ‘Who are they talking to?’ I literally looked around like this is normal, this is fine, this is average, where I come from it’s totally fine, so I couldn’t understand.”

On body image and insecurity:

“Another one they would say is ‘Do you feel insecure being a big girl?’ And I thought, ‘Why should I feel insecure?’ I remember saying ‘I have the height of a model, lips people pay for, things like that.’”

On lip injections:

“When I did Dreamgirls I actually had to get my dent right here injected because it was affecting the lighting,” she says pointing at her top lip. “And when I got it done, the doctor was like ‘I do not want to do this. Do you realize people come in here and pay to have the lips you have naturally.’ And I was like, ‘I don’t want to but I have to for the movie!’”

 

 

Watch the full interview here:

 

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