Jennifer Hudson has opened up about family deaths. She gained fame when she was a contestant on the Reality Show American Idol and she said one of the hardest things she ever had to do was attend the trial of her mother, brother and nephew’s killer. It was back in 2008 when her mother Darnell Donerson, brother Jason Hudson and nephew Julian King lives had been taken by her former brother in law,William Balfour with a gun attack. And the thirty two year old says now that she had to relive this nightmare it was worse than the fir time she heard the sad news. She told the Observer magazine:
”In many ways the trial was the most dreadful part of it all. But again I know my mother would not have wanted us to miss a beat, so we were there every day.
”I wouldn’t wish it on anyone to have to experience anything like that, but that is what you do for your family, so that is what we did…
”I have definitely seen the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows. You don’t know how strong you are until you are placed in that kind of moment.”
William was given three life sentences in July 2012 following his conviction for gunning down her family members. And Jennifer revealed the tragedy has changed her completely. She said:
”If I close my eyes, I can almost remember what it was like, what I was like, 15 years ago. I was at home in Chicago, still in high school, singing in church, living with my family.
”But generally, no, it feels like another Jennifer life. I don’t look the same. I’m a mother now. So many things have changed. I sometimes think the only constant is my voice. That hasn’t gone away.”