Jennifer Hudson experienced a wonderful whirlwind year in 2013, and 2014 appears to be just as bright for the extremely talented star. The 32-year-old actress and singer looks positively stunning as ... more 
Jennifer Hudson experienced a wonderful whirlwind year in 2013, and 2014 appears to be just as bright for the extremely talented star. The 32-year-old actress and singer looks positively stunning as she graces the cover of the January issue of Essence magazine, on newsstands on Dec. 6. Sporting a bright blue fluffy sweater, gold cuff bracelets, a blue statement ring and a soft pink lip, the Academy Award winner gazes seductively into the camera in the beautiful photograph. Hudson opens up to the mag in a wide-ranging interview, giving readers a glimpse into how she prepared for her recent projects and turning her grief into triumph. "I spent my twenties figuring out what I wanted to do, and trying everything," she says. "But by 30, my foundation was set. I became confident and clear about the path I wanted to take...Now I've really settled into myself. And I'm stronger than I've ever been." less 
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