In a moving statement, she said: "My family have told me they believe Hudson will kill me one day.
"I've told them should that happen I'm not in any pain and I'm at peace.
"I've made my decision to stay with Hudson and I pray that he will change."Who are you praying to, I wonder?
Hudson, of Fairy Cove Terrace, Hartlepool , initially denied the assault to police saying the allegations were lies. He said he would never hit her, "loved her to bits" and she was the "love of his life".
He later admitted assault causing actual bodily harm, with a 2014 assault on a partner among his 32 offences.They deserve one another.
Matthew Collins, defending, said ... Hudson's behaviour could be "corrected before it descends into an irretrievable character trait".Newsflash, Matthew. It already has. Long, long ago.
The judge, Recorder Patrick Palmer, told Hudson: "Surprisingly... she wishes to maintain her relationship with you.
"I've considered whether or not I can suspend your sentence. I cannot. You deliberately stamped on this woman when she was on the ground."
Hudson burst into tears on a prison video link as he was jailed for 18 months.Like all violent bullies, the only genuine emotion they ever feel is self-pity.