Jennifer Hudson Splits from Fiancé, Receives Protective Order Against Him
Jennifer Hudson and fiancé David Otunga have ended their relationship after ten years.
“They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months,” Hudson’s rep tells People exclusively in a 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,” the statement concluded.
Hudson, 36, and Otunga, 37, are parents to 8-year-old David Daniel Otunga Jr.
Otunga’s attorney, Tracy M. Rizzo, released a statement to People on behalf of the former pro wrestler following the split news.
“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.
Former pro wrestler Otunga proposed to Hudson in September 2008 after less than a year of dating. The couple welcomed their only child nearly a year later in August 2009.
About a month after becoming engaged, Hudson’s mother, Darnell Donerson, and her brother, Jason Hudson, were found fatally shot in a Chicago home. Her 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, was found dead in the backseat of a car. Hudson’s former brother-in-law William Balfour was convicted of the murders in 2012.