The Dreamgirls actress, who has struggled with hardship and loss during her meteoric rise to stardom, gave a poignant, emotional speech as she accepted the 2,152th star on the iconic Los Angeles sidewalk last night.
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The moment was bittersweet for Jennifer, who fought back tears when talking about her late mother, Darnell Donnerson, who was killed five years ago.
She said: "I knew I would get emotional and I'm sure my mom is in heaven like 'Jenny stop crying' but now's the time to cry mama. It is. This is an amazing honour, as we all know, and I did not see this coming.”
Nothing, however, could stop the singer from celebrating the milestone. Wearing a white dress and her hair stylishly slicked to one side, the 32-year-old looked better than ever as she beamed at her adorable little boy David Otunga Jr. and his dad, David Otunga Sr. (who flexed their muscles for photographers!).
Jennifer's former brother-in-law is currently serving a life sentence for the 2008 murder of her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.