Last night, Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson opened up to Oprah Winfrey about the shocking murders of her family members and revealed that she’s forgiven William Balfour for the crime. Get the deets and full video inside…

Jennifer Hudson appeared on Oprah’s Next Chapter last night where she talked very openly about th tragic murders of her family members, how her life changed after her dramatic weight loss and her dream to have a daughter. The interview was shot at her gorgeous apartment in Chicago (overlooking Lake Michigan and the city) where she was joined by sister Julia and fiance David Otunga. Here on the highlights:


On forgiving William Balfour:

She says she has forgiven him. “For the most part it’s not his fault. It’s like what he was taught and how he was brought up…he never had a chance.”

On grief and the death of her mother, brother and nephew:

“There were so many shocks involved in it. Like, who I do grieve for first or who do I start with? Of course I’m going to think of my mother because it’s my mother. I think of her a lot.mmNext I think of Julian (nephew) or my brother. I have moments where it’s bits and pieces.”

On visiting the grave site:

I haven’t been to the grave site since we buried them. But now I want to go because I feel like we’ve accomplished this. We’ve done this. We got justice for you. I can’t come back here empty handed. I’ve came back with just being served,”

On Hollywood…before the weight loss:

“Already I had lost like 60 pounds then, I was exercising everyday I got down to a size 12 and I got to Hollywood and they were like, ‘How do you feel being the big girl?’ And I was like, ‘Who are they talking to?’ I literally looked around like this is normal, this is fine, this is average, where I come from it’s totally fine, so I couldn’t understand.”

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