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"It was so, so horrible what happened, and she's still hurting," People magazine quoted Jennifer Hudson's childhood friend and longtime assistant Walter Williams III as telling Entertainment Weekly. "But she's a strong girl and she knows her family is in a better place. I really think she's going to be okay," Williams added.
Meanwhile, Jennifer Hudson has urged fans to stop shedding tears over the gruesome triple murder of her family last year because it makes her uncomfortable.
"The other day this lady came up to me and got really close to me and I thought, 'What is it that makes people want to ... embrace me?' I don't like it when people get all emotional. I don't want you to cry," she told Entertainment Weekly. But to see that love from fans is one of the most beautiful things," Jennifer Hudson added.