Why JHud Considers Tina Knowles, Samuel L. Jackson and Aretha Franklin Her ‘Family’
October 26, 2022
Jennifer Hudson is “collecting family members” everywhere she goes!
On Wednesday’s episode of “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” JHud shared why she considers a lot of people to be family, from her colleagues to the live studio audience!
“You don’t have to share the same blood to be family,” she said.
After sharing how she sees members of her church as “aunts” and “uncles,” Jennifer said she even feels like the “long-lost sister of Destiny’s Child.”
Jennifer calls her “Dreamgirls” co-star Beyoncé’s mother Tina “Mama Knowles.”
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On last Monday’s show Jennifer told guest Kelly Rowland how she used to be obsessed with Destiny’s Child when she was working on a cruise.
Kelly told Jenn that Tina got mad at her when she showed 7-year-old son Titan her scary new movie, “The Curse of Bridge Hollow.”
“There’s a scene in the movie where mommy looks like she’s about to go to the other side and basically, Titan goes, ‘Mommy!’” Kelly recalled.
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When Kelly called “Mama T” about the incident, Tina responded, “Why the hell did you do something like that?”
In Jenn’s monologue, she said she also considers singer George Huff, who placed fifth in her season of “American Idol,” to be a part of her family.
“[George] is one of my longest friends I’ve had forever. We’ve been on the road together. He’s one of my backup singers, and he’s one of my best friends.”
The same can be said about “Jennifer Hudson Show” piano player Charles Jones, who met Jennifer at her “Dreamgirls” screentest.
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“We’re going to be friends for a very long time,” Jenn told him at their first meeting.
For Samuel L. Jackson, Jenn said the legendary actor reminds her of her Uncle Charles.
“And they so happen to have went to the same college, which was Morehouse,” Jenn noted. “So when I see [Samuel,] that feels like a family member.”
Lastly, Jenn said she feels like she is the “long-lost adopted daughter granddaughter or something” to Aretha Franklin, whom she portrayed in the 2021 biopic “Respect,” as she was a “huge mother figure” who taught her about life.
JHud Productions is truly a family affair!
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