'My late mom a guiding spirit'

JENNIFER Hudson is guided by her late mother.

JENNIFER Hudson is guided by her late mother.

The Dreamgirls star - whose mom Darnell Donnerson was murdered along with her brother and nephew in October last year - believes she is protected by her mother's spirit and feels inspired by her when parenting her three-month-old son David.

Asked if she feels her mom is with her all the time, Hudson said: "Oh my God, yeah. Definitely. Wherever. Every day I'm like, wow! I didn't realise I was so like my mother until now, you know? My mother was the strongest person I've ever seen."

Hudson said motherhood had changed her life and is thankful for fiancé David Otunga's support.

She told US TV show Access Hollywood: "Being a mom is the most amazing thing ever.

"But it's hard to put into words because it's something you have to experience to understand. I love every minute of it." - Bang