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Jennifer Hudson Tells Oprah She FORGIVES Family's MURDERER, Says "He NEVER Had A Chance"

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Last night, 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. Get the deets and full video inside...


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.  Here on the highlights:


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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She would look so much better

She would look so much better with short hair.
Lifeatbest's picture

Yeah she would.

Yeah she would.
star's picture

Jennifer had surgery. She

Jennifer had surgery. She lost weight too quickly.
Lifeatbest's picture

Didn't watch the interview ~

Didn't watch the interview ~ but I did see Jennifer Hudson in person last Wed on Broadway & 39th (NYC) ~ walking & talking. This woman is Gorgeous in person ~ very little make-up, beautiful skin. Those stupid commercials and pics do her no justice.
GetUrLife's picture

Um please don't tell me she

Um please don't tell me she just said ax no ask!!!
LaFord's picture

YES SHE DID!...In fact, I

YES SHE DID!...In fact, I gagged when I heard her say it last night on televison!
star's picture

I DIDN'T watch the interview,

I DIDN'T watch the interview, but from the excerpts above, it seems like I DIDN'T miss much!! Jennifer is a NATURALLY BORING person, and had that WILLIAM BALFOUR LUNATIC not KILLED OFF her family, her 15 minutes of FAME would have been up YEARS ago!
tori's picture

Do you ever think before you

Do you ever think before you type? How about you Google the successes and accomplishments this young woman has attained BEFORE the brutal slaying of her mother, brother and nephew, THEN come back with an opinion. Meanwhile, here's a little list for you to digest: Screen Actors Guild Award...CHECK. Golden Globe Award...CHECK. Academy Award, NAACP Image Award...CHECK AND CHECK, again. And, my personal favorite, Grammy Award For Best R&B Album (as a NEW artist)....CHECKMATE. All of these were her achievements between the years 2006 to early 2008. Jennifer has rarely spoken to any depth of the deaths of her family members, which occurred in late 2008 (October to be exact) until this sit-down with Oprah. She has new endorsements, is currently filming new movies, is being featured in television episodes, and is also recording songs for her new album. She DOES NOT NEED to capitalize on said tragedy in order to remain relevant. I hope and pray you never encounter the dark storms she has had to live through!
ParadigmN.Paradise's picture

Now see I know I am wrong but

Now see I know I am wrong but I cracked up after reading your comment. Still laughing as I type this. You so crazy.
LaFord's picture

SMH, all those idiots that

SMH, all those idiots that were getting at Jen's sister for wearing a T-shirt! Some ppl especially black community are just demon-bitter people. That same so called ugly outfit or ugly Tshirt she is wearing to talk to Oprah is her son's t shirt on his birthday. A hatch day t-shirt to commemorate his memory. All of you that called her names I immediately thought were ugly on the inside. Judging her based a t shirt. Now all of you ignorant assuming a$$holes realize this same t shirt is in every way appropriate to wear and justifiable. Even if this T-shirt was a I <3 Chi town shirt, shouldn't matter. She's in the comfort of her own sister's house. It's not like they went to Oprah's house. Why should she go out of her way to put on a blouse? After all, Oprah is there to talk to Jen not her. And if she didn't want to change she shouldn't have to. All because Oprah wants to use her she should've changed a shirt?? Regardless NO. Come on, OH PLEASE! Judging both Jen and her sister saying Jen stylists could have hooked her up. "Hook" you all brains and hearts up. Judge based off that cold man she kept around after threatening her 25 times?? 25 times???? What? And Jen and her fam never took him seriously? I wouldn't even mention that lol.
PainfulTruth's picture

…not afraid to forgive! … not

…not afraid to forgive! … not afraid to love! … and not afraid to live! … Beautiful!
rebellious soul's picture

that takes a lot of

that takes a lot of strength DRAYAUNCUTT_COM
2kyra j52's picture

For those asserting this is

For those asserting this is some sort of sacrifice to ensure her fame, what proof do you have to support this claim?

That's because they were her

That's because they were her sacrifice for fame. She has to forgive herself.
SpelmanSwag's picture

I must commend J-Hud for

I must commend J-Hud for always being poised and relaxed in interviews. She speaks of her faith often and still conducts herself nicely despite all that she's been through. I just wish she hadn't given in to the pressure to lose more weight, but hey-that's Hollywood. God Bless her.

she better off now

she better off now anyway....those family members were just gonna be a big pain in the ass anyhow....probably always asking her for money and "loans". Her life is less stressfull without them.....THAT's THE TRUTH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LisaRaye&#039;s Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

She is a really strong black

She is a really strong black woman! I'm happy she is moving on.... i mean just google kelsnetwork
reane's picture

ugh!! she's a real libreal.

ugh!! she's a real libreal.

I can only HOPE for her FAITH

I can only HOPE for her FAITH at this point in my life. Jennifer is STRONG. LOVE her.
ShaRita's picture

Strong tough family.

Strong tough family.
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