Hollywood Break Up: Jennifer Hudson & David Otunga Split After 10 Years | He Wants Full Custody Of Son After Restraining Order
Things are officially over between Jennifer Hudson and her fiance of 9 years, wrestler/lawyer David Otunga.
Earlier this year, Jennifer revealed David ‘saved her life’ in 2009 when her mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, were shot in Chicago, while Her seven-year-old nephew, Julian King, was found dead in the backseat of a car.
Our sources say the couple has been broken up for several months … after David allegedly found out Hudson was dating someone else. Jennifer revealed the split via a statement to People Magazine, stating that the break-up has been ongoing, but J.Hud finally put her foot down and Otunga out of the house today.
“They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months. 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.”
Interestingly enough, David apparently thinks the best interest of their son lies with him and he wants primary custody of their boy, David Otunga, Jr.
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Otunga’s speaking out via his attorney Tracy M. Rizzo who released a statement to PEOPLE on his behalf.
According to Rizzo, J. Hud filed the protective order to stop David from getting primary custody of their son because he’d likely be granted residential care considering J. Hud’s busy schedule and world travels.
“David Otunga has been trying to negotiate the terms of an amicable parenting agreement with Ms. Hudson for several weeks now,” the statement read.
“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.
Furthermore, Rizzo says J. Hud tried to give an “award-winning performance” against her client and she’s categorically denying abuse and harassment claims on David’s behalf.
“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,” the statement concluded.