Jennifer Hudson Performing “Where You At” Live on Oprah

May 5, 2010

Jennifer Hudson appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show today (Feb. 10) looking exactly 80lbs. lighter and in good health. While there, she emotionally opened up about the tragic slayings of her mother, brother, and 7-year-old nephew, and how she managed get back on her feet in the wake of their untimely passing.

“I try to do everything to say, ‘OK, will my mother like this? Will she be pleased? Will she be proud of that? How do I know she’s happy and she’s smiling down at me from heaven?’” said the tearful songstress. “And that’s what I try to go by and walk by.”

The 29-year-old Grammy winner continued by explaining how she would hear the voices of her mother and brother telling her to “knock it off” and snap out of her funk. Though she seemed to be in good spirits, she’s not entirely healed. “It’s such a shocking thing,” she said. “It’s a lot to take in. It’s like, ‘OK, is this real? Did this really happen?’ It’s hard to put it in sync with reality.”

You can see by her performance of “Where You At” in the following video that Jennifer's family continues to live deep inside her heart.