Jennifer Hudson Splits From Fiance David Otunga; Receives Protective Order
Jennifer Hudson and her fiancé David Otunga have split. After ten years, the Oscar-winning actress/singer and former wrestler are calling it quits.
“They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months,” Hudson’s rep told PEOPLE via statement.
“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.”
Hudson and Otunga are the parents of 8-year-old David Daniel Otunga Jr. Otunga's reps also released a statement, claiming that Hudson is getting the protective order to stop him from getting primary custody of their son.
“David Otunga has been trying to negotiate the terms of an amicable parenting agreement with Ms. Hudson for several weeks now,” said Otunga’s attorney, Tracy M. Rizzo via statement.
"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,” the statement continued. “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, 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,” a part of the statement read.
Otunga proposed to Hudson in September 2008 and their son was born in August 2009.