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Jennifer Hudson Splits From Fiancé David Otunga After 10 Years

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Jennifer Hudson set her eyes on lawyer and reality star David Otunga during his stint on the second season of VH1’s I Love New York in 2007. Now, she’s fighting to keep him as far away from her and their eight-year-old son as possible. 

After a prolonged engagement, the couple has called it quits – and the split has been less than amicable.

According to People, a Hudson’s rep said that Otunga and the singer have been in the “process of ending their relationship for a number of months.” 

The rep went on to say, “David Otunga has been trying to negotiate the terms of an amicable parenting agreement with Ms. Hudson for several weeks now.”

Counsel for the former WWE star spoke out on his client’s behalf, saying, "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."

She continued, "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. Mr. Otunga has never abused or harassed Ms. Hudson or their son."

Reasons for the split have yet to be revealed, but it sounds like the couple is in for a fight.

Watch a breakdown of the couple's 10-year relationship below.

Jennifer Hudson's Ex David Otunga to Fight For Primary Custody After Singer Gets Protective Order

Jennifer Hudson's ex-fiance, David Otunga, has released his own statement following news that the pair ended their ten-year relationship. PEOPLE exclusively confirmed on Thursday that Hudson, 36, and Otunga, 37, have been in the "process of ending their relationship for a number of months," according to a statement from the singer's rep.

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