Singer and The Voice judge Jennifer Hudson separated from her fiancé of 10 years, David Otunga, and apparently, the split has turned bitter due to a custody battle over their only child, David Jr.
People reports that Hudson, 36, took out a restraining order against Otunga, 37, for the “best interest of their son,” according to the singer’s representative. Otunga’s lawyer, Tracy M. Rizzo, stated that despite the granted restraining order, Otunga has never abused Hudson or their child, although it’s still unclear of exactly what the singer accused him of.
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“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.”
Rizzo also stated that Hudson’s restraining order against Otunga was “meritless,” based on “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,” Rizzon continued.
Otunga, a pro wrestler, and Hudson got engaged in 2008. Earlier this year, it seemed things were going well for the couple. Hudson said Otunga “saved her life” after her brother, Jason Hudson, and her, Darnell Donerson, were shot in killed in their Chicago home in 2009. Authorities also found the singer’s 7-year-old nephew dead inside the back seat of a car, according to CBS. The singer said that had she not been with Otunga, she would have visited her mother the day she was murdered.
Just seven months ago, Hudson told Ellen Degeneres she wasn’t in a rush to marry Otunga since “he ain’t going nowhere.”
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