After heated split, Jennifer Hudson refuses financial support to ex-fiance David Otunga
Hudson and Otunga split back in 2017 after 9 years of being engaged. The two share a son who is now 9 years old.
Mr. Otunga believes that Hudson owes him financial support for being the primary caregiver of their soon, according to court documents obtained by The Blast, saying he needs the money especially for housing.
Hudson on the other hand believes that Otunga’s claims are false to being the primary caregiver as Otunga was often on the road due to the being in the WWE. And even accused him of pursuing “ a career path identical to Jennifer’s evidenced by his promoting himself for his role in ‘Madea’s Family Funeral,” which goes against his claim that her career made her less of a parent than him.
She also doesn’t want to pay for his housing costs because she believes that he is perfectly able to finance a home if he actually tried to get a job saying, “Nothing entitles David to live in a home identical to Jennifer’s.” Also Hudson “denies that the child support should extend to housing subsidies for David when the parties were never married.”
“The ex-WWE wrestler should not have this many issues on securing a job as is had bachelor’s degree in psychology, once worked at Columbia University’s Cognitive Neuroscience Center, graduated from Harvard Law School and even passed the bar in Illinois.” according to the Blast.
The two are to appear in court May 2019 to reach a conclusion to this case which has already been previously postponed in attempt to settle the case.
The ex-couple have been filing against the other since they first split back in 2017. When the first split, Hudson filed an emergency order of protection accusing Otunga of “increasingly aggressive, threatening and harassing behavior,” which includes taking their son for her without her permission and threatening her with a gun.
The former wrestler has consistently fought back against the allegations against him and “the order of protection was dismissed with prejudice. It was voluntary vacated, which means the petitioner (Hudson) vacated the order.” the Cook County clerk told Radar.
Now Otunga believes that if the singer gives her testimony under oath it will assist his current argument that he is primary caregiver. Where hudson believes, “To accept David’s propostion that because he is present, he is a better parent would be to do a disservice to working parent in general and to Jennifer in particular.”
Also the for coach on the Voice says, “Having a child with a celebrity should not be the basis to treat David like someone who has given birth to a child and who has no means of supporting the child. Jennifer is the one who gave birth to the minor child, who had the minor child with her as she traveled prior to the difficulties the parties experienced in their relationship.”
Written By: Imani Maxberry