Celebrity Break-Up: Jennifer Hudson’s Ex David Otunga Will Fight for Primary Custody of Their Son Post-Split

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Break-Up: Jennifer Hudson’s Ex David Otunga Will Fight for Primary Custody of Their Son Post-Split

Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga. Photo: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

By Karley Kemble

Jennifer Hudson could be facing a long and messy custody battle. In the latest celebrity newsUsMagazine.com reports the American Idol alum and current coach on The Voice is fighting her ex-fiancé David Ortunga for primary guardianship of their son, David Jr. According to Ortunga’s attorney, he has been working to settle an “amicable parenting agreement with Ms. Hudson for several weeks now,” but the estranged couple has not been able to finalize it. Hudson has previously been granted a petition for Order of Protection against her celebrity ex, citing protection for herself and for her son. The pair announced their celebrity break-up earlier this year.

This celebrity break-up seems to be getting very messy. What are some things to consider when you’re splitting with your significant other and you have a child in the picture?

Cupid’s Advice:

Sometimes, relationships fizzle out. While a split is always complicated and full of emotions, if you and your estranged partner have a child, there are even higher chances for issues to arise. If you are breaking up with your partner and you share kids, Cupid has some things for you to consider:

1. Be ready to co-parent: You and your partner have a shared responsibility for your kids. If you are splitting up, you should figure out how you’d like to continue raising your kids. Ideally, this should be done without the help of layers and a court. Figure out a system that works best for your lives and stick to it.

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2. Adopt a “kids come first” mindset: Establishing this mentality is important after a split. Regardless of the differences between you and your partner, it’s important to remember that your kids come first. This will help you in times of conflict and stress. Sometimes, you’ll both have to swallow your pride and put on a happy face for the sake of your kids’ well-being.

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3. Keep it professional: Never badmouth your partner in front of your kids. No matter the situation, it’s important to voice your negative opinions in private. By projecting your feelings about your ex onto your kids, you could cause long-term emotional issues for them. Let your children form their own opinions and conclusions, and make sure you’re there for them when they need you.

Have any other tips? Share your thoughts below!

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Celebrity Divorce: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jesse Williams & Wife Aryn Drake Lee Are Divorcing After 5 Years of Marriage

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Divorce: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jesse Williams & Wife Aryn Drake Lee Are Divorcing After 5 Years of Marriage

Jesse Williams. Photo: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

By Mallory McDonald

Eonline! learned that Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams (Avery) is heading toward a celebrity divorce. The pair had their celebrity wedding in September of 2012. In 2010, before the pair was married, Williams shared this about Aryn, “I was a teacher when I met her, so she’s been with me through all different facets of my career. She’s stuck with me through thick and thick and thick and thin. We know each other in and out, and she was very happy to move out here,” Jesse added, referencing their relocation to Los Angeles. “She loves California and was tired of the weather on the East Coast.” The pair has two celebrity kids together and will have to work together to help raise the kids. We can’t believe these two couldn’t make it work!

There are a lot of women who aren’t necessarily sad about this celebrity divorce. What are some ways to keep jealousy from destroying your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Jealousy can be extremely detrimental to a relationship. With these tips you can make sure you or your partner’s jealousy  doesn’t get in the way of the relationship:

1. Reassure: Jealousy often stems from feeling insecure and just not getting enough confirmation for your feelings. Once a day telling your partner how much you mean to them can really help relieve some of the jealousy.

Related Link: New Dad Jesse Williams Say Fatherhood Is ‘Amazing’

2. Be understanding: While you don’t want to completely change your life to help your partner handle jealousy, some of the little things that bother them and cause them to be jealous try to make adjustments.

Related Link: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jesse Williams Ties the Knot

3. Communicate: It is said over and over that the key to a successful relationship is communication. The same can be said for overcoming jealousy. The more you and your partner communicate about your feelings the easier it will be to work through problems such as jealousy.

Has jealous ever come in between your relationship? Comment below!

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Celebrity News: Katherine Heigl Gushes Over Marriage and Kids

Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Katherine Heigl Gushes Over Marriage and Kids

Katherine Heigl, with husband Josh Kelley, says “family comes first.” Photo: Pixplanete / PR Photos

By Noelle Downey

It’s official! Katherine Heigl absolutely loves her family life. Recently in celebrity news, Heigl gushed to EOnline.com on the red carpet of her movie premiere about her love for her three children and the secret to her long-lasting and incredibly happy celebrity relationship with her husband. “I think honestly, that we just are really good friends,” Heigl confessed about her longtime love, Josh Kelley, “We’re sort of best friends, we get along really well, we have a really good time together. We have our moments, like any couple, so we just sort of cling to that friendship when stuff gets hard.” Kelley and Heigl have been married for nearly ten years and have three children, Naleigh, Adalaide and Joshua, and the celebrity mom joked that she’s all in for more. “I’m kind of like, ‘Let’s have four or five’ and Josh is tapping out,” Heigl confessed, adding that whether or not there are more celebrity babies on the horizon for her and her hubby, her daughters are adjusting incredibly well to new family addition, four-month-old Joshua. “They’re fawning all over him,” Heigl admitted with a huge smile.

This celebrity news has us very happy for Katherine Heigl! What are some secrets to a long-lasting relationship?


Cupid’s Advice:

Heigl and Kelley seem to have figured out the set of secrets that help them build a blissfully happy marriage. Here are Cupid’s top tips on how to have a relationship as happy as this celebrity couple’s:

1. Build a strong friendship: Just as Heigl says that she and Kelley are “best friends,” it’s important for you to feel the same way about your romantic partner. Building a firm friendship is a necessary and strong foundation for any romantic relationship, and knowing that someone always has your back is vital in any long-term partnership. Romance is important and intimacy is a must, but friendship adds a warm glow and allows love to flourish even in times of hardship.

Related Link: Katherine Heigl & Josh Kelley Move to Utah

2. Prioritize your relationship: The best couples are those that make time for each other even in the busiest seasons of their lives. If you’re constantly pushing quality time with your significant other or spouse to the bottom of your priorities list, it’s time to take a good hard look at how much you’re contributing to this relationship’s success. With work, kids and other time commitments, making time isn’t always easy, but it’s necessary in order to make sure your relationship is still healthy and strong years after you first fall in love.

Related Link: Celebrity Interview: Katherine Heigl Says “Family Comes First”

3. Be honest about your needs: Even in the best relationship, it’s likely that you will go through rough patches if you stay together long-term. If you’re feeling as though your partner isn’t truly meeting your needs the way you want them to, be open with them about it. Make time for an honest, calm discussion, and prepare yourself to listen and be receptive if they have concerns for you as well.

These celebrity parents are clearly knocking it out of the park when it comes to caring for each other and their family. What are some of your tips for making sure your relationship stays strong through any kind of weather? Let us know in the comments!

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