Oscar-winning actress and Grammy-winning singer Jennifer Hudson is easily one of the most decorated figures in Hollywood, but with those accolades have come an immense amount of pain stemming from the horrific 2008 slaying of several family members including her mother, brother and young nephew.

While she’s been relatively mum on the subject and how she’s been affected by it, Hudson sat down with Oprah Winfrey to discuss the tragedy and a number of other topics including her wedding, motherhood and more for an upcoming episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter.

As has become the standard the OWN network’s new flagship program, Hudson’s friends and relatives also join in the conversation, helping to provide layers to the stories that a lone voice cannot provide.

Catch Jenn and O’s chat on September 9 at 9pm EST on OWN. Take a sneak peek at the episode below.