Jennifer Hudson gave a flawless preformance of the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIII. This is her first public appearance since the October slayings in Chicago of her mother, brother and 7 year old nephew. Her brother-in-law has been charged in the killings.
Hudson is now expected to resume her active work schedule. Jennifer, who won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in “Dreamgirls,” is scheduled to perform at next week’s Grammy Awards. And her new video for “If This Isn’t Love” is set to debut the week of Feb. 9.
E!News has reported that Jennifer Hudson will sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. This will be Jennifer’s 1st appearance since her family murder tragedy last October. Jennifer has remained in seclusion thus far.
Besides the Super Bowl, Jennifer is scheduled to sing the songs of Neil Diamond on Feb. 6 at MusiCares Person of the Year Gala in LA.
I can’t wait to see her sing. I am sure it is not going to be easy for her after everything she has been through.
Jennifer Hudson has been through the most trying time in her life. Her mother, brother and nephew were recently murdered in their Chicago home. Jennifer received four Grammy nominations and expressed her gratitude by stating:
“It’s been a childhood dream of mine to release an album, so to receive four Grammy nominations is truly a blessing. I’m extremely honored and humbled by the nominations.”
Jennifer Hudsonwas nominated for best R&B album for her self-titled album, best female R&B vocal performance, best R&B song for “Spotlight” and best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals for her duet with Fantasia, “I’m His Only Woman.”
The nominations were announced on the same day her estranged brother-in-law, William Balfour, was ordered held without bail in the Chicago shooting deaths of Jennifer’s mother, brother and nephew.
William “Flex” Balfour was arrested Monday on charges in the Oct. 24 shooting deaths of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, Darnell, brother, Jason, and 7-year-old nephew, Julian.
Balfour is the estranged husband of Hudson’s sister, Julia.
My heart goes out to Jennifer and her sister. What a terrible tragedy.
In the wake of the horrific tragedy of the loss of Jennifer Hudson’s family, Hudson has posted a message on her MySpace page.
“I want to thank each and every one of you for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. My sister and I take great comfort and strength from your love and concern. jhud”
Jennifer’s mother, Darnell, and brother, Jason, were found shot to death in their Chicago home on Oct. 24.
Just three days later, the body of Julian, her nephew, was found.
Jennifer’s fans have been very supportive to her and her sister. I still get chills when I read about what happened.
Access Hollywood has reported that Donald Trump, the most unlikely angel, has been allowing Jennifer Hudson and her family to stay at Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago and picking up the tab. This is in the wake of the murder of Jennifer’s mother, brother and nephew.
Donald Trump puts on a tough exterior but actually has shown his true colors with this horrifying incident. Trump was quoted by People Magazine as saying, “They are safe, she’s a great girl and we’re protecting them well.”
Its been a few weeks since the incident and my heart still breaks when I hear about what happened to Jennifer’s family.