Jennifer Hudson reaches custody agreement with ex-fiancée David Otunga

Jennifer Hudson attends the W Hotel’s “Turn it up for Change Ball” to benefit HRC at the W Hotel in Hollywood, California. (Photo credit: Press Line Photos / Splash News and Pictures)

Jennifer Hudson has reached a custody agreement with David Otunga.

The “Voice” coach and the former professional wrestler began their custody battle over their 9-year-old son David Jr. almost two years ago, and on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, the pair finally reached an agreement.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the details of their custody arrangement have been kept under wraps, after both parties signed a gag order in 2017, preventing them from speaking publicly about the case.

The custody battle began in November 2017, when Hudson split from her former fiancée and requested a protective order against him, after accusing the WWE commentator of pushing her while she was holding their son.

Otunga’s attorney then alleged the 37-year-old singer had “decided to file a meritless Petition for Order of Protection in an effort to gain an unfair advantage in the custody dispute.”

Hudson was granted the protective order, but she later dropped the petition altogether.

Throughout the custody battle, both Otunga — who denied pushing his former partner — and the Dreamgirls star had filed a number of motions against each other, accusing one another of playing legal games.

At one point, Hudson said she was worried Otunga would kidnap their son, while he accused her of trying to defame him, arguing she had made creating negative press about him her priority, rather than protecting their only child.

Hudson previously accused Otunga of making their son scan the room with his iPad to see if there were men with her because he believed she was cheating and also alleged he kept a firearm in their home.

Otunga denied all allegations of abuse and harassment, and following a police investigation, he was cleared of any crimes.



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