Jennifer Hudson

Ryan Seacrest on Jennifer Hudson: 'She's a Strong Girl'

10/30/2008 at 12:35 PM EDT

Ryan Seacrest on Jennifer Hudson: 'She's a Strong Girl'
Ryan Seacrest and Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Graylock/AP
After losing her mother, brother, and nephew last weekend, Jennifer Hudson is receiving support from an old friend – Ryan Seacrest.

"We're praying for her," the American Idol host told PEOPLE at the LA Confidential party celebrating the magazine's cover story on Seacrest Wednesday night. "I sent her an email to share my sorrow for what she went through and asked her if there was anything we could do," says Seacrest, who watched Hudson's journey from Idol finalist to Oscar-winning success. "It's horrible."

He's not the only one from the Idol family who is feeling for Jennifer after her tragic loss.

"I talked to [Idol judge] Randy [Jackson] the other day about it," says Seacrest. "We're just thinking about her."

Seacrest says he didn't know Hudson's family well, but is confident she will pull through.

"I know Jennifer and I always liked her spirit, her strength, her charm, her charisma. She's a strong girl and a special girl."

Reporting by KIMBERLY LANSING

RELATED ARTICLE:
2007: Revisit Jennifer's evening at the Oscars
RELATED GALLERY:
Read about more murder cases that shocked the nation on the covers of PEOPLE

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners



Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters