Jennifer Hudson's late brother Jason initially disapproved of her engagement as he feared the singer's relationship with her wrestler boyfriend was moving too fast.
David Otunga proposed to the Spotlight hitmaker on her 27th birthday on 12 September, 2008, and the couple quickly set a wedding date.
Just one month later, tragedy struck as Jennifer Hudson's mother Darnell and brother Jason were shot dead in Chicago, Illinois. The body of her seven-year-old nephew Julian King was also found in a car nearby three days later.
Jennifer Hudson has now revealed her late sibling had reservations about her marriage plans, and even broke down in tears when he heard the news.
She tells Ebony magazine, "My brother had the biggest issue with it. He cried. But I'm his baby sister, so of course he was going to have issues with it. (The rest of the family) would say, 'Well, Jenny always seems to make the right decisions.' I was being told this for a reason, so (I thought), 'We're going to take our time.' Obviously, I listened."
The Oscar-winner admits she had been organising "the biggest, grandest wedding ever", but she began reconsidering a lavish ceremony after the murders.
She adds, "After that happened, I was like, 'I don't know what I want.' A lot of things have happened in my life. There are a lot of things that I need to get adjusted to before I do anything else. That's how I feel about it."