Jennifer Hudson has revealed in a statement that she has split from her partner of ten years, David Otunga.
The Dreamgirls star revealed the sad split news in a statement released by her rep, in which she said the pair have been in the process of breaking up for a ‘number of months’.
Even though the two haven’t revealed the reasons behind the split, the mum has received a ‘protective order’ against David, and says she’s taking action in the ‘best interest’ of their son, eight-year-old David Jr.
Jennifer’s rep said in the statement, released to PEOPLE magazine: ‘They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months.
Jennifer and David have one son together
‘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.’
David, who’s a wrestling star, responded to Jennifer’s words on the split with his own statement, released by his attorney, in which he denied that he’s ever ‘abused’ or ‘harassed’ Jennifer or their son.
The statement read: ‘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.’
Jennifer and David have announced they’ve split after ten years together
Jennifer and David were engaged for nearly ten years, after he got down on one knee in 2008, after less than a year of dating.
The couple welcomed their son, David Jr., nearly a year later. At the time, the singer’s rep said the new parents were ‘ecstatic’.
Opening up about why they hadn’t yet tied the knot earlier this year on Loose Women, Jennifer said: ‘I feel like everything is about timing, and he ain’t going nowhere. He’s still there.
‘Everyone has married us off anyway and we’re still a family but there’s no difference.’
Discussing couples who get married and split soon after, she added: ‘I’m a believer in you do well and better in what you want to do rather than what you have to do.
‘If you have to be somewhere, you don’t want to do it no more.’