Jennifer Hudson Credits Her Fiancé's Career for Still Being Alive

The singer says if she hadn't seen him, she might have been killed with her family.

Posted: 12/14/2011 03:12 PM EST
Jennifer Hudson Covers Ebony Magazine

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In the December/January issue of Ebony magazine, Jennifer Hudson reveals that it was her fiancé David Otunga's decision to join the World Wrestling Federation that kept her alive during a family tragedy. If it weren't for her trip to go see him in Florida, she would have been present when her mother, brother and seven-year-old nephew were murdered by her sister's estranged husband in October 2008.

“That’s one of the things that saved my life, because I could have been home with my mom then,” she says. “He wanted me to come out to Florida instead of going to Chicago. I flew out to see him; that’s why I’m still here.”

“I’ve never said that before, and I can’t believe I just said that now," she continues. "But I didn’t know. He was just like, ‘I’m going to this wrestling thing, and it’s in Tampa. I’m going out there now, so you can come out there and see me versus going home.’”

After the tragedy, the two decided to hold off on the wedding. They've been engaged since 2008 and have a two-year-old son, but Hudson says they have no plans to set another date at the moment.

“After that happened, I was like, ‘I don’t know what I want,’” she admits. “A lot of things have happened in my life. There are a lot of things that I need to get adjusted to before I do anything else. That’s how I feel about it.”


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