Jenn went “pink on pink on pink” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a health campaign whose symbol is a pink ribbon, her stylist Verneccia “V” Étienne said.
In addition to showing support to survivors everywhere, Jenn wanted to highlight guest Stacy Harper, a single mother from Fayetteville, Arkansas, who was diagnosed with breast cancer before her 40th birthday.
Despite having a mastectomy and 11 lymph nodes removed, Stacy continued to run her nonprofit, Light House Solutions, which brings resources to children and families in her area.
Stacy is now cancer-free and thought she and her sister Lakisha Bradley were coming to the studio to do an interview for JenniferHudsonShow.com, but Jenn surprised them and brought them out onstage instead!
This isn’t the first time Jenn has worn pink — one of her favorite colors — to bring awareness to breast cancer.
Jenn also gave out David Yurman pink bracelets that support breast cancer research, and partnered with board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Nita Landry to have a mammogram truck offer free mammograms to the audience.
Elsewhere in Thursday’s episode, Jennifer interviewed Eddie Redmayne, who revealed his admiration for British singer Leona Lewis.
“When I’m drunk and nostalgic, I go down a Leona Lewis YouTube hole and watch her auditions on [the British music competition show ‘The X-Factor’],” he told Jenn.
“She had this gentle, kind quality,” he added. “She came on every week without shoes. [She was this] other human being, and [had a] voice that was undeniably amazing.”
When Jennifer asked if he ever met her, Eddie said he saw her at a restaurant but did not speak to her.