Jennifer Hudson splits from fiancé and it’s already getting nasty

The singer wants protective order against her ex for 'best interest of their son'

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Jennifer Hudson is splitting from her fiancé, David Otunga, after ten years together–and it’s already getting nasty.

In an exclusive statement to People, Hudson’s rep explained, “They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months.”

The rep also stated that Hudson was asking for a protective order against Otunga, stating that the order was requested “in the best interest of their son.”

Otunga has since disputed the order, claiming that he never touched her or their 8-year-old son, David Daniel Otunga Jr., and that Hudson only requested the protective order so that she could keep custody.

“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,” Otunga’s attorney, Tracy Rizzo, told TMZ.

“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.”