Sunday 22 September 2019

Jennifer Hudson gets protective order over ex fiancé David Otunga after ending 10 year relationship

Actress-singer Jennifer Hudson (L) and pro wrestler David Otunga attend The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The People's Choice Awards)
Actress-singer Jennifer Hudson (L) and pro wrestler David Otunga attend The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The People's Choice Awards)
Jennifer Hudson attending the ITV Gala held at the London Palladium
Jennifer Hudson arriving at the ITV Gala held at the London Palladium on November 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
(L-R) Pixie Lott, Jennifer Hudson and Emma Willis arriving at the ITV Gala held at the London Palladium on November 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
Professional wrestler David Otunga (L) and recording artist Jennifer Hudson attend the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons honoring Martin Bandier on February 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Jennifer Hudson (L) and David Otunga attend the Marchesa Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at St. Regis Hotel on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images)
(L-R) Singer Jennifer Hudson, winner of the Outstanding Album award, David Otunga, and son David Daniel Otunga Jr. attend the 43rd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
Singer Jennifer Hudson and fiance David Otunga arrive at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Jennifer Hudson poses with David Daniel Otunga Sr. and David Daniel Otunga Jr. as she is honored on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 13, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
Jennifer Hudson attends the Glamour Women of The Year awards 2017 at Berkeley Square Gardens on June 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Hudson obtains protective order against former fiancé after split

Jennifer Hudson has obtained a protective order against former fiancé David Otunga after the pair called time on their 10-year relationship.

Jennifer Hudson poses with David Daniel Otunga Sr. and David Daniel Otunga Jr. as she is honored on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 13, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
Jennifer Hudson poses with David Daniel Otunga Sr. and David Daniel Otunga Jr. as she is honored on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 13, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

News of the couple going their separate ways was broken by People, with Hudson's representative telling the outlet: "They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months."

The statement continued to reveal that Dreamgirls star Hudson was granted the protective order against Otunga "in the best interest of their son", eight-year-old David Daniel Otunga Jr.

Further details of why Hudson was granted the order have not yet been revealed.

However, former professional wrestler Otunga has hit back at the way his former fiancee has gone about things in a lengthy statement via his attorney, Tracy M. Rizzo.

Jennifer Hudson (L) and David Otunga attend the Marchesa Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at St. Regis Hotel on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images)
Jennifer Hudson (L) and David Otunga attend the Marchesa Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at St. Regis Hotel on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images)

Labelling the protective order "meritless", Rizzo claimed that Hudson decided to go down that route in a bid to get custody of her and Otunga's son, after 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".

"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," the statement continued. "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."

Jennifer Hudson attending the ITV Gala held at the London Palladium
Jennifer Hudson attending the ITV Gala held at the London Palladium

Hudson has yet to respond to her ex's statement.

Otunga popped the question to Hudson in September 2008, after less than a year of dating, and the pair welcomed son David into the world in August 2009.

Singer Jennifer Hudson and fiance David Otunga arrive at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Singer Jennifer Hudson and fiance David Otunga arrive at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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