Over the weekend I was surprised to hear about singer/actress Jennifer Hudson’s family — her mother and brother were murdered in their Chicago home. Her 7-year-old nephew is missing and may be dead as well.
Until this weekend, Jennifer was living the life. She became famous on “American Idol” and went on to star in her first movie, “DeamGirls,” with big-hitters like Eddie Murphy and Beyonce — winning an Oscar and Golden Globe (among other awards) for her performance. She’s gone on to appear in two other top releases, “Sex & The City” and “The Secret Life of Bees.” She recently released her first album and became engaged. What else does one need?
Then, this weekend happened. It is terribly sad for this to happen to anyone and just goes to show that money can’t buy happiness. Often we look up to celebrities thinking they are special, they are different, because (in part) they have money and success. While we struggle to pay the mortgage it seems celebrities don’t have the same worries. But they do. They are human just like the rest of us. They hurt just like us. It would be nice to not have to worry about money, but just remember that it may not change things.