Jennifer Hudson’s split from her fiancé of nearly a decade, David Otunga, involves a protective order, according to reports.
A rep for The Voice coach confirmed her split from the former professional wrestler to People magazineand Entertainment Tonight, explaining the singer was granted a protective order against her ex. “Jennifer’s actions are solely taken in the best interest of their son,” the statement reads.
Otunga and Hudson were engaged in 2008 and welcomed their son, David Otunga Jr. in 2009.
An attorney for Otunga, Tracy M. Rizzo, issued a statement to People and E! Newsthat said, “David Otunga has been trying to negotiate the terms of an amicable parenting agreement with Ms. Hudson for several weeks now.”
The statement continued: “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.”
“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,” the statement said.
In April, Hudson addressed the delay in her nuptials on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I’m not in a hurry, Hudson said at the time. “He ain’t going nowhere.”
Reps for Hudson and Otunga did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s request for comment.