I don’t believe in overdoing myself.
– Jennifer Hudson
My biggest thing is banana pudding, but it’s the devil! So no one is allowed to bring it into my house. Because I can’t control myself. So why put it in my domain?
Ever since grammar school, I knew I wanted to be famous – I always wanted to be a singer.
I’m prouder of my weight loss than my Oscar!
When you’re shopping you forget about eating!
When you hear my music and you feel the emotion, it’s real. When you see me in a film and you see a tear, it’s real.
Long before ‘American Idol’, people used to call me a diva. And I be like, ‘Hold on, are you calling me something else on the sly? You gonna call me a diva, call me a good diva.’
My ultimate film role would be to play the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin.
Food is meant to be used as fuel for our bodies. If you’re using it for any other reasons, take a step back and ask yourself, ‘What’s up.’
Dreams do come true. If anyone’s proof of that, it’s me.
I didn’t start singing with my eyes open until I was 19 – that’s how shy I was!
I’m really not sure what people think or expect me to be, but I am surprised when people say, ‘You’re not supposed to be like that… ‘ I’m not exactly sure what ‘that’ is, so I choose to take it as a compliment.
I like to have songs with me that have substance. That’s missing from a lot of today’s music. You might hear a song with a catchy beat, but what’s it about? It’s not empowering or helping anyone.
Going jogging makes me feel powerful and free – like Rocky!
Family makes a house a home.
I don’t get a chance to be home much.
My son is very into music and really familiar with my voice.
I don’t believe in voodoo.
Everything I see, I now see through a mother’s eyes.
I like meat on my bones.
What people need to know is that if you don’t eat what you want, then you’ll just continue to eat, because you’re not fulfilled.
I was a homebody growing up.
I used to sing in the church choir. People would say it was unusual for such a small girl to have such a big voice. They would say, ‘She sounds like she’s grown.’
My grandmother always taught me, ‘If you don’t have a home, family, and church, you don’t have anything.’
I am the biggest Destiny’s Child – Beyonce, Kelly, Michelle, all of them – fan in the world.
I hope that when I’m 80 years old, people will still be talking about my wedding.
You’re not living if you don’t go out and try things for yourself.
My mother was a very wise and strong person.
I feel like I’ve lived about three or four different lives.
I cook all my meals at home.