Jennifer Hudson Reveals Her "Number" to Oprah

J-Hudson opens up to Oprah about her new body and her family

By Hannah Chanpong
|  Thursday, Feb 10, 2011  |  Updated 1:57 PM CDT
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Jennifer Hudson's Family Tragedy

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Oscar-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson announced that she is the new spokesperson for Weight Watchers. She had her first baby in August and found weight-loss success with the program. The difference is evident between Sept. 2009 (left) and March 2010 (left). "It's a lifestyle change, not a diet," Hudson said.

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Jennifer Hudson got a standing ovation when she revealed on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that she  lost 80 pounds with Weight Watchers.

"It's like a brand new me," she said. "Sometimes I don't even recognize myself."

The award-winning singer and actress also spoke with Oprah about the murders of her mom, brother and 7-year-old nephew at their Chicago home in 2008. William Balfour, Hudson's estranged brother-in-law, was charged in their deaths.

"The only thing I can do to honor their memory is to make them proud," she said.

She said three things helped her through the tragedy: "my family, my baby and God." Hudson and fiance David Otunga had a son, David Jr., in August 2009.

The "American Idol" season three winner also performed her new single, "Where You At," during Thursday's episode. "I Remember Me" hits shelves March 22.

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