Contact Us

Jennifer Hudson: Son’s Reaction to Her Weight Loss

Larry Busacca, Getty Images

As reported by AOL Music, after losing 80 pounds on Weight Watchers, Jennifer Hudson has never felt better. But the former ‘American Idol‘ does admit to some strange side effects from losing those excess pounds — like her own son not recognizing her!

In a new interview with Good Housekeeping, Hudson opens up about the unusual situation. “He’s never known me overweight,” Jennifer says of her son David. “If he sees a clip of the old Jennifer from ‘Dreamgirls,’ he doesn’t know who it is!”

Despite the fact that little David is confused by Jennifer’s former fuller figure, he was actually the person who inspired Hudson to keep the weight off! “Everything changed the day my son was born,” she says. “Motherhood brought tremendous responsibilities — none greater than the obligation I felt to get healthy and be there for my son.”

“David deserved to have a mama who could run after him without getting wounded or tired, to have a role model who could teach him to make healthy food choices,” continues Hudson. “I needed him to grow up with a mama who always would be there for him by caring enough about herself to take control of her health and her eating.”

Jennifer is so committed to her healthy lifestyle, that the singer is writing a weight loss memoir – due out this year. While the inspirational book will undoubtedly help many of her fans, Jennifer’s pound-shedding ways have also effected those close to her. “Over 75 of them are on Weight Watchers, and they’ve lost over 2,000 pounds altogether,” Hudson says of her large family. “My cousin beat me — she’s lost 112 pounds!”

Watch ‘Jennifer Hudson’s Top 10 Looks’
Watch Jennifer Hudson’s ‘No One Gonna Love You’ Video
if(typeof AOLVP_cfg===’undefined’)AOLVP_cfg=[];AOLVP_cfg.push({id:’AOLVP_1015652777001′,’codever’:0.1,’autoload’:false,’autoplay’:false,’displaymnads’:true,’playerid’:’89761511001′,’videoid’:’1015652777001′,’width’:476,’height’:357,’playertype’:'inline’,'stillurl’:'dynamic’,'videolink’:'#’,'videotitle’:'dynamic’,'videodesc’:”});

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboombox.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!