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In an recent interview with Glamour magazine, Jennifer Hudson opened up about the personal tragedy that left her without a family, and how her son saved her life. 

Imani Brammer
Oct, 08, 2015

In an recent interview with Glamour magazine, Jennifer Hudson opened up about her family tragedy that left her without a mother, brother and nephew. 

In October of 2008, Hudson's brother-in-law gunned down Hudson's mother, brother and nephew in the living room of Hudson's home. Shortly after, in 2009, Hudson gave birth to her son.

"I went from being an aunt, having a mom, and being a child to not having a mom, becoming a mom, and raising my own child," she said. "I tell David all the time, 'You saved my life.'"