293hudsongapad111308 2 Despite tragedy, Jennifer Hudson keeps smiling

You will soon see Jennifer Hudsons smiling face again.

In fact, you’ll see her gorgeous grin everywhere, on billboards in New York and L.A. and in top magazines as part of the Gap’s "Shine Your Own Star” holiday ad campaign.

She’s wearing the new red Gap Wintersoft turtleneck sweater in the ads

The ad campaign is going on despite the recent brutal shooting deaths of her mother, brother and nephew. 

While it might seem unseemly for Jennifer to be looking so happy so soon, the ads were shot several months ago. She’s part of the long-planned Gap holiday campaign that also features Jason Bateman, Mary-Louise Parker and Mila Kunis.

Olive Doyne, a spokeswoman forthe Gap, says the company gave Jennifer the option to back out of the campaign, but she wanted "to be a part of it."

Meanwhile, investigation is still ongoing on the triple murder. William Balfour, the only suspect in the case, reportedly told his girlfriend he was involved in the slayings. He is still in custody.

What do you think? Was it wise for Jennifer to put on a happy face for Gap?

Personally, I think her mother, brother and nephew would have loved to see her beautiful smile again.

Bet they’re looking down from heaven, smiling right back at her.

Keep on keeping on, JHud!

Photo: The Gap

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead