Academy Awarding-winning actress/singer Jennifer Hudson is speaking out about the tragic murders of her mother, 7-year-old nephew, and brother that took place in 2008, reports PEOPLE. In a revealing interview with VH1’s Behind the Music, Hudson said,
It’s all a blur, it was surreal. It was like I was outside of myself. For almost two weeks straight . . . [I was] inside one room with just family and friends coming in and out,” she says. “I prayed when I’d get up in the morning and prayed before I laid down at night.”
The singer credits fiancé David Otunga with helping her pull through the tragic times, and said that son David, “reminds me of my nephew.” She also said she “channels” her mother, as “she was such a great mom.”
Hudson then added that her son, “makes me feel like the most special person on earth. I want him to get the same love and the same upbringing my mother gave us.”
Hudson and Otunga, a Harvard Law graduate, became engaged in Sept, 2008, on Hudson’s 27th birthday.