It has only been four years since Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother, and nephew were murdered by her former brother-in-law William Balfour, but the Dreamgirl admits that she forgives him and actually feels sympathetic towards him.
“For the most part, it’s not his fault,” the 30-year-old award winning R&B singer told Oprah during her interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter. “It’s like what he was taught and how he was brought up … he never had a chance.”
Oprah dug deeper as she brought out Jennifer’s sister and Balfour’s ex-wife, Julia, who ignored the constant threats that her husband made towards her family.
Although it doesn’t seem as if Jennifer holds her sister responsible for their family’s death, Julia admitted that she often blames herself for the tragic murder of her family.
“What if I hadn’t married him,” Jennifer’s sister asked herself. “That was his promise. If you leave me, I’m gonna kill you. I’ll kill your family first. I left and he did what he said he was gonna do.”
Now that Balfour has been ordered to remain behind bars for the rest of his life, the former American Idol contestant said she can finally go visit the grave sites again.
“I haven’t been to the grave site since we buried them,” said the soulful singer from Chicago. “But now I want to go because I feel like we’ve accomplished this. We’ve done this. We got justice for you.”
Hudson did get to discuss some more joyful topics as well once she was joined by her husband WWE wrestler David Otunga.
The two never missed a moment to flirt with each other during the interview, and Otunga made several comments about his wife’s new body.
When Otunga was asked how he felt about the difference between size 16 Jennifer and size 6 Jennifer, he simply replied, “I like the curves.”
The adorable couple also revealed that they would love to give their son, David Jr., a younger sister to play with.
“We definitely want to have one of each,” Jennifer said. “That’s the next part of the dream.”
As usual the couple remained relatively secretive about plans for the wedding, but they have confirmed a date for the ceremony and can’t wait to become joined under holy matrimony.
Watch Jennifer’s full Oprah’s Next Chapter episode below: