Jennifer Hudson: An American Idol, a Triple Homicide, and Undying Faith

DISGRACELAND

Sep 20 2022 • 36 mins

Jennifer Hudson shocked her hometown of Chicago when she was eliminated from American Idol in 2004, only to surpass everyone’s expectations when she later raked in awards and rave reviews for her role in Dreamgirls. Yet grief washed over Chicago again when her mother and brother were found slain in their Englewood home, and the smallest member of the Hudson family was declared missing. Their tragic story begins with betrayal and ends with a heartbreak so severe, only Jennifer’s long-standing faith could put it back together.


This episode contains themes that may be disturbing to some listeners, including graphic depictions of violence.


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