Jennifer Hudson Files Protective Order Against David Otunga Following Split

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Nov. 17 2017, Updated 1:22 p.m. ET

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It’s splitsville for Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson and her professional wrestler husband David Otunga.  The couple were together for ten years and are parents to an 8 year old son.  The situation goes beyond them simply breaking up, as the Oscar winner has now filed a protective order against him.  Click-through to read all the details.

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Jennifer & David met ten years ago and became engaged in September of 2008.  Although they have been together for a decade, they never officially got married. 

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In August of 2009, she gave birth to their only child, a boy named David Daniel.  

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It looks like there have been issues between the two of them for quite some time.  Jennifer’s rep revealed to PEOPLE Magazine that "They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months.”

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“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,” the statement from her rep concluded.

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David’s attorney, Tracy M. Rizzo, released a statement to PEOPLE denying any wrongdoing on her clients part.  

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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,” a part of Tracy's statement read.

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What are your thoughts on their shocking split & allegations?  Sound off in the comments! 


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