Jennifer Hudson shows off her sexy, slim figure in the new issue of Essence magazine -- where she opens up about motherhood and marriage.

Of motherhood, Jennifer -- who gave birth to son David Daniel Otunga Jr in 2009 -- says "My wish is to be at least half as good as my mother was, as patient and as loving as she was, and to just give that
to my son."

Hudson, who is engaged to baby daddy David Otunga since 2008, also talked to the mag about marriage, saying "I want to be just as dedicated as a wife as I am to my career or to who I am. I don't want to do anything and just be halfway in it. If I'm going to be a wife, I'm going to be a wife. I want
to be all in."

The April issue hits newsstands March 11.

Check out her weight loss pics above!

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