Award winning singer Jennifer Hudson and her fiance David Otunga have called their 9-year engagement off as they are now involved in child custody battle.
Reports have it that the couple have been living apart for “a number of months”, and just this week Jennifer, went to court to ask for a protective order to keep David, away from her.
The order was granted yesterday and a representative for Jennifer confirmed that the couple have indeed ended things.
A spokesperson for David has slammed Jennifer, accusing her of using the protective order to gain an unfair advantage against him in their custody battle over son David, Jr, eight. .
His lawyer Tracy M. Rizzo said in a statement:
“David Otunga has been trying to negotiate the terms of an amicable parenting agreement with Ms. Hudson for several weeks now. .
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. 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. “