Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson gets gorgeous on the January 2013 cover of Lucky, and opens up about her 3-year-old son David Jr., her new clothing line, and maintaining her 80-pound weight loss.
On her son’s fashion advice: “We call him Boss Baby! He says, ‘Mommy, I don’t like that,’ or ‘Momma, you look very pretty.’ I totally dress for my child! I have T-shirts with Popeye the Sailor Man on it, ones with different animals, comic book characters.”
On staying in shape: “I have chocolate every day. Going jogging makes me feel powerful and free—like Rocky! In winter I do the treadmill, the Stairmaster. I always say to myself: ‘Just give me 10 minutes.’ If I do those 10 minutes—the next thing you know, it’s 20 minutes—I trick myself! My son, he wants pizza, so okay, I make him a Margherita pizza, and then he doesn’t eat it, so I have some, and then that’s eight points … that gets tricky.”
On her new clothing line, Jennifer Hudson Collection: “Being a celebrity, you sort of have to look—decent—when you go out, but you don’t necessarily want to be always dressed up, totally perfect. I have to be flexible, comfortable. I still can’t believe I have my own line. Us ladies, we don’t always get cute if we’re getting comfort. You want both. I hate when you see a guy and girl out together, and he’s walking along, feeling great, and she can’t walk in her heels and she’s freezing in her dress … ”
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