Jennifer Hudson: My Fiance Saved My Life When Family Was Murdered

Celebrity News Nov. 23, 2011 AT 3:34PM
Jennifer Hudson: My Fiance Saved My Life When Family Was Murdered Credit: Chris Weeks/

Jennifer Hudson seems to always focus on what makes her smile, whether it's her incredible weight loss or her 2-year-old son.

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But in new interview, the star, 30, opens up about one of the most tragic times in her life: when her mother Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson and 7-year-old nephew Julian King were murdered in 2008.

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Hudson tributes her being alive today to her fiance, wrestler David Otunga, who convinced her to be in Florida that day to be with him during a WWE event. 

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"That's one of the things that saved my life, because I could have been home with my mom then," Hudson says in Ebony's November/December issue. "He wanted me to come out to Florida with him instead of going to Chicago." 

"I flew out to see him; that's why I'm still here. I've never said that before, and I can't believe I just said that now. But I didn't know. He was just like, 'I'm going to this wrestling thing, and it's in Tampa. I'm going out there now, so you can come out there and see me versus going home.' "


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