Quotable: Jennifer Hudson Speaks About The Murders Of Her Family Members

“It’s all a blur. It was surreal. It was like I was outside of myself. For almost two weeks straight, [I was] inside one room with just family and friends coming in and out. I prayed when I’d get up in the morning and prayed before I laid down at night. … I feel like I’ve lived about three or four different lives. [My son] reminds me of my nephew. [He] makes me feel like the most special person on earth. I want him to get the same love and the same upbringing my mother gave us.”

—Jennifer Hudson talks for the first time about the tragic murder of her mother, brother, and nephew in 2008, and how having a son of her own has helped her heal, on VH1’s “Behind the Music” [People]