‘American Idol’ finalist turned Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is Life magazine’s cover story, where the singer discussed her boyfriend James Peyton. “My boyfriend, James and I have been together since 1999, so he watched me struggle to get here,” Hudson said. “There were some dark times when I’d say, ‘I can’t sing anymore. I’m not right for this.’ He’d say, ‘Jennifer, there’s no way you’re not singing. Keep it up, girl, keep it up.'” The full story at life.com has since been removed.