Jennifer Hudson And David Otunga Split After Nearly 10 Year Engagement, Singer Granted A Protective Order

November 17, 2017  |  

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Singer Jennifer Hudson and her long-time fiance David Otunga have ended their relationship.

Hudson’s rep told People, “They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months.”

Later, in the statement, the rep wrote, “Today, Jennifer requested and received a protective order against her ex-fiancé. Jennifer’s actions are solely taken in the best interest of their son.”

A rep for Otunga has yet to respond.

But according to TMZ, Otunga’s lawyer said the protective order was just a strategy to maintain custody of their child.

Otunga’s attorney, Tracy Rizzo said:

“David Otunga has been trying to negotiate the terms of an amicable parenting agreement with Ms. Hudson for several weeks now. However, when it became apparent to Ms. Hudson that Mr. Otunga would be the parent granted residential care of the child, as a result of Mr. Otunga being the child’s primary caregiver while Ms. Hudson pursues her career all over the world, Ms. Hudson decided to file a meritless Petition for Order of Protection in an effort to gain an unfair advantage in the custody dispute. As a result of Mr. Otunga’s career in the WWE, Ms. Hudson felt that she could give an award-winning performance in court to portray herself as the victim. Mr. Otunga has never abused or harassed Ms. Hudson or their son.”

Otunga, now 37, proposed to Hudson, now 36, on her 27th birthday, seven months of meeting one another. In August 2009, Hudson gave birth to the couple’s 8-year-old son David Daniel Otunga Jr.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days” and the creator of the website NoSugarNoCreamMag. You can follow her on Facebook and on Instagram and Twitter @VDubShrug.

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