Jennifer Hudson & Fiancé David Otunga Splitting Up After 10 Years, Hudson Gets Protective Order
Jennifer Hudson and fiancé David Otunga are ending their relationship after 10 years together.
JENNIFER HUDSON & DAVID OTUNGA SPLIT
A rep for Hudson told People that the couple has “been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months.” Not only are they breaking up, but the 36-year-old singer has taken out a protective order against Otunga, a 37-year-old former pro wrestler.
“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,” the statement continues. Hudson claims that Otunga has been abusive toward her and their child. Likewise, Otunga claims that Hudson keeps their son out past his bedtime because of her busy schedule. It has also been reported that Otunga attempted to break up with Hudson months ago and accused her of cheating on him.
The pair share an 8-year-old son named David Daniel Otunga Jr. Otunga’s attorney also released a statement on his behalf, saying that Hudson only took out the protective order to keep Otunga from being granted residential custody of their son.
“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,” the statement read. “Mr. Otunga has never abused or harassed Ms. Hudson or their son, and it is unfortunate, especially in today’s climate, that she would feel the need to make these false allegations against him. Mr. Otunga looks forward to his day in court and in being awarded the residential care of the parties’ only child.”
Otunga proposed to Hudson in Sept. 2008, less than a year after the couple began dating. They welcomed their son almost a year later, in Aug. 2009.