Jennifer Hudson's Rise to Stardom
From American Idol alum to Grammy®-winning superstar, see how Jennifer followed her dreams through the years.
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On October 24, 2008, Jennifer's mother Darnell Donerson, brother Jason and 7-year-old nephew Julian King were murdered inside her mother's Chicago home. The estranged husband of Jennifer's sister Julia, William Balfour, was indicted for the triple homicide and pleaded not guilty.
Watch Jennifer talk with Oprah publicly for the first time about the loss of her family.