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Jennifer Hudson & David Otunga Split

Jennifer Hudson & David Otunga Split
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Singer Jennifer Hudson and fiancé David Otunga have called it quits after ten years together.

Her rep told People magazine, “They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months. 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.”

Otunga’s lawyers released their own statement, telling "Extra" on Friday morning, “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.”

“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 continued. “Mr. Otunga looks forward to his day in court and in being awarded the residential care of the parties’ only child.”

TMZ reports that Jennifer called police, who ordered Otunga to leave the family home in Chicago on Thursday night.

In court papers obtained by “Extra,” Hudson asked for an order of protection and exclusive possession of her residence, accusing Otunga of exhibiting “abusive, threatening and harassing behavior.” She added, “I am now living in fear of further actions David might take. Because of his conduct, I am fearful of my safety, of physical and verbal abuse, ongoing harassment, and psychological abuse that I perceive he is regularly causing to our son David Jr.”

Hudson also recounted an incident on November 15 involving their son. According to the papers, Otunga allegedly told the 8-year-old, who was at a recording studio with his mother, “Don’t let your mom’s boyfriend motherf**king touch you.” Hudson said, “David mistakenly believes I am dating one of my producers.”

That same night, Hudson claimed they got into a “physical altercation” in front of David Jr. She said in the document, “David had David Jr. in one hand and then physically pushed me out of the bathroom within the master bedroom with his other hand, all while still holding onto David Jr.”

She further argued, “He has been scaring and intimidating David Jr. so he is scared of his own mother. David tells David Jr. that he has to call him on his iPad anytime he is with me and tell him exactly where we are, what we are doing, and who is present.”

In the papers, Hudson noted that “David owns at least one firearm,” which he claimed was allegedly a prop from a movie. While she’s against firearms, she claimed that Otunga “left it out to taunt, intimidate, and frighten me, which he absolutely accomplished.”

Hudson and Otunga, who got engaged in 2008 after one year of dating, are parents to David, 8.

Just seven months ago, Hudson and Otunga appeared to be doing fine as a couple. When Ellen DeGeneres asked about her nine-year engagement, Hudson said, “I’m not in a rush. He ain’t going nowhere.”

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