Hudson who confessed to American TV host Dr Phil, blamed her consistent lies on a desire for attention after a number of her loved ones died.
She said: "I had just recently lost four different, very close people in my family in the past seven months."My paternal grandfather, my stepmother's father, another very, very close grandfather figure and my great grandmother… I think, one day, I was in a very dark place and I didn’t feel like I had that unconditional love or support, and I wanted it.”
When asked if she was grieving, she said yes. Hudson first lied to her stepmother and father, and then her closest friends.
“There’s a point at which you said, ‘This is working. It’s getting me what I want,’” Dr Phil said.
“I cannot ever think of a time I thought those things,” Hudson replied.
"I didn’t ever think in my head, Oh, this is really working. It was more of, this is something that I lied about, and I didn’t know how to stop.”