Jennifer Hudson and her ex-fiancé David Otunga’s custody battle just got messier as the singer/actress is fighting not to pay for his housing and has filed legal documents to that effect.
Since 2017 when Otunga, a WWE wrestler/commentator and Harvard Law graduate, and Hudson went their separate ways, both exes have been in one legal battle or the other. Now, Otunga is reportedly asking that the “Dreamgirls” star pays for his home.
According to court documents obtained by “The Blast,” Hudson, 37, wants the judge not to include housing costs as part of her child support payments.
She also points out that Otunga is pursuing “a career path identical to” hers because he’s recently been promoting his role...
Otunga currently has primary custody of their nine-year-old son, David Jr., but Hudson claims her ex is capable of paying for a home.
The “The Voice” judge “denies that the child support should extend to housing subsidies for David when the parties were never married,” adding that “nothing entitles David to live in a home identical to Jennifer’s.”
The document further states:
“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.”
Hudson is also contesting Otunga’s claim that he was David Jr’s primary caregiver while they were still together.
Otunga, 39, reportedly pointed out that Hudson’s career did not give her time to be present for their son, but the singer claims he also traveled often thanks to his WWE commitments.
“To accept David’s proposition that because he is present, he is a better parent would be to do a disservice to working parents in general and to Jennifer in particular,” Hudson notes.
She also points out that Otunga is pursuing “a career path identical to” hers because he’s recently been promoting his role in Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Family Funeral.”
“The Blast” reports that a hearing has been set for next month in the lingering custody battle. Otunga, who is partly-Kenyan, partly-White, proposed to Hudson in 2008 and they welcomed their son the following year.