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"The Voice" Coach Caught In Nasty Split, Restraining Order Granted

This season of The Voice is being touted as one of the best ones yet. Coach Adam Levine is being called "the most competitive" of them all, but with the teams that Miley, Blake, and Jennifer are putting forward, he has to be.

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Each of the coaches brings something unique to the table, and they give the contestants their all in order to mold them into winners. It's not hard to imagine that every coach takes their work home with them, as this is a full-time job. For Blake Shelton, the new Sexiest Man Alive, his girlfriend probably understands, as she was a coach on the show as well.

But for one coach, it seems as though a breaking point was finally hit...and now it's getting ugly.

After 10 years, Jennifer Hudson and her fiancé, David Otunga, are in the midst of a nasty split that all centers around their son.

“They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months,” a rep for The Voice coach tells Us Weekly. “Today, Jennifer requested and received a protective order against her ex-fiancé. Jennifer’s actions are solely taken in the best interest of their son.”

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Jennifer and David got engaged in 2008 after a few short months of dating. In 2009, the couple welcomed a son, David Jr.. They have been engaged for 10 years, and when asked about a potential wedding, Hudson brushed it off.

“I’m not in a hurry. He’s not going anywhere,” she answered.

But now, it seems that sentiment has changed. Hudson filed a protective order against her ex-fiancé, which his lawyer says is all an act.

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“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 M. Rizzo, released in a statement.

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Rizzo also wants to make it clear that despite the implication, Otunga never got physical with Hudson or their son.

“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, and it is unfortunate, especially in today’s climate, that she would feel the need to make these false allegations against him,” the statement continued. “Mr. Otunga looks forward to his day in court and in being awarded the residential care of the parties’ only child.”

It's unclear how all this drama will affect Jennifer's shooting for The Voice.

Meagan has been a writer with Shared for two years and has an intense love for Netflix, napping, and carbohydrates. Please feel free to contact me with questions or story ideas! meagan@shared.com