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Jennifer Hudson Separates From Fiancé After 10 Years, Files Protective Order

Jennifer Hudson, David Otunga
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“Jennifer’s actions are solely taken in the best interest of their son.” 

After a decade together Jennifer Hudson has ended her relationship with fiance David Otunga and has filed a protective order against the former professional wrestler.

"They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months," a representative of Hudson's exclusively told PEOPLEin a statement. "Today, Jennifer requested and received a protective order against her ex-fiance. Jennifer's actions are solely taken in the best interest of their son."

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The couple had been engaged nearly as long as they'd been together, with Otunga, who also appeared on a season of VH1's I Love New York, proposing to Hudson in 2008 after less than a year of dating. Their only son was born almost a year later in August of 2009.

"Mr. Otunga 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," read a statement released to PEOPLE from Otunga's attorney, Tracy M. Rizzo.

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