Jennifer Hudson‘s ex-fiance, David Otunga, has launched his personal badertion following information that the pair ended their ten-year relationship.
PEOPLE solely confirmed on Thursday that Hudson, 36, and Otunga, 37, have been within the “process of ending their relationship for a number of months,” in accordance with an announcement from the singer’s rep.
“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 [8-year-old David Daniel Otunga Jr.],” the badertion concluded.
Otunga’s legal professional, Tracy M. Rizzo, launched an announcement to PEOPLE on behalf of the previous professional wrestler following the break up information accusing the Oscar winner of getting the protecting order to cease him from getting major 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,” the badertion learn.
“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 badertion continued.
Otunga proposed to Hudson in September 2008 after lower than a yr of relationship. Then almost a yr later, in August 2009, they welcomed their solely youngster, David Jr., now eight.
“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 harbaded 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 badertion concluded.
In April, forward of her debut as a coach on season 13 of The Voice, Hudson appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show throughout which she mentioned her almost nine-year engagement with host Ellen DeGeneres.
“I’m not in a rush. He ain’t going nowhere,” the mom of 1 mentioned of delaying her nuptials to Otunga.