Hud­son speaks to dead mother

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Jen­nifer Hud­son speaks to her dead mother “all the time”. The 34-year-old singer was left dev­as­tated in 2008 when her mom Dar­nell Don­ald­son, brother Ja­son and seven-year-old nephew Ju­lian King were mur­dered by her sis­ter’s es­tranged hus­band Wil­liam Bal­four, but she still tries to re­tain a con­nec­tion to her late fam­ily mem­bers. Asked in an in­ter­view by CBS News if she ever has con­ver­sa­tions with her mother in her head, she said: “All the time. And my brother, if he was here, if I was sit­ting up cry­ing, he’ll say, ‘Jenny, knock it off. Knock it off!’” Jen­nifer - who has six-yearold son David Jr. with fi­ance David Otunga - tes­ti­fied dur­ing the mur­der trial, and at­tended ev­ery day of the case, though she ad­mits it was the “tough­est thing ever”. How­ever, the ‘Spot­light’ singer had the strength to at­tend court be­cause God “came to her” and told her to “keep go­ing”. She said: “I re­mem­ber God came to me, like, right when ev­ery­thing hap­pened, be­cause I was like, ‘What do I do?!’ And He said, ‘I want you to get up and keep go­ing.’ “And you don’t ques­tion God. I said, ‘Okay, let’s go.’ “And the Grammy Award-win­ning star has learned to ac­cept waves of grief when they come along. She said: “It’s one of those things where it comes in flashes.” “I try to al­low my­self to let it do, be, bring what­ever it brings. Be­cause it’s too much. And when it’s more than one per­son, you don’t know who to grieve for first, or how. So when it comes, it comes.”

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