October 31, 2008 06:32:50 GMT
Sources say Jennifer Hudson is "still in shock" over the murders of her mother, brother and nephew that she prefers not to leave her hotel in downtown Chicago.
Ahead of the private memorial service for her late mother, brother and nephew, which is slated to be held next week, Jennifer Hudson reportedly is "still in shock" over their slayings. Devastated by the tragedy, she is said to be fearing of her own safety too that she has many security guards around her.
E! Online cites some insiders as they inform Hudson was in Florida when she received the news that her mother and brother were shot to death. She then immediately boarded a flight north. Afterwards, she checked into the Trump International Hotel & Tower, yet rarely left her room. Her fiance David Otunga has been by her side "around the clock." "David's been by her side through this whole tragedy," a family source claims. "He has totally been there for her."
Nevertheless, Hudson "hasn't gone out much at all and has a lot of security around her." She, moreover, also has her cousins "run errands, including picking up personal items from her downtown condo and bringing in food."
Meanwhile, U.S. blogger Liz Crokin alleges, "I can't disclose where Jennifer is staying - I can just tell you it's a hotel. She has bodyguards and the hotel she's staying at has a great security team. She only left to go to the medical examiner's office on Sunday night."
A private memorial service for Hudson's mother Darnell Hudson Donerson, 57, older brother Jason Hudson, 29, and 7-year-old nephew Julian King has been slated to be held on Monday morning, November 3 at Apostolic Church of God at Chicago's South Side. An announcement regarding a potential open memorial is expected to be made by Hudson Funeral Home, which is owned by the Oscar winner's aunt and is handling the funeral and memorial arrangements.