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Jennifer Hudson’s former engagement ring has been placed up for auction by David Otunga

Jennifer Hudson’s ex-fiancé David Otunga is putting the $45K five-carat diamond engagement ring he proposed to her with up for auction

Jennifer Hudson’s diamond engagement ring is reportedly going up for auction.

Her former fiancé, 41-year-old professional wrestler David Otunga, hopes to sell the five carat cushion cut Neil Lane designed ring through IDoNowIDon’t.com, according to TMZ. The ring is estimated to be worth about $45,000, it has been claimed.

Jennifer and David started dating in 2007 and became engaged a year later. They ended their engagement in 2017. 

Love for sale: Jennifer Hudson’s diamond engagement ring is reportedly going up for auction; Hudson is seen wearing the ring in 2012 in LA

On her finger: The star seen with the ring on in 2017

From the designer: A professionally photographed image of the ring from Neil Lane

Bling it on lady: Here Jennifer is seen with the ring on in 2017; on the right is a shot from Lane

TMZ also pointed out that Otunga is planning on donating a portion of the proceeds to a fathers’ rights organization.

The engagement ring is also GIA certified and the purchase will include official certification documents from Lane himself.

Hudson and her former fiancé initially met in the late 2000s, and they became engaged in 2008 after less than a year of dating.

The hitmaker was previously involved with her former partner, James Payton, for a period of almost 10 years before she met the professional wrestler.

In the past: Her former fiancé, 41-year-old professional wrestler David Otunga, hopes to sell the five carat cushion cut Neil Lane designed ring through IDoNowIDon't.com , according to TMZ; seen with their son David Daniel Otunga, Jr, now 12, in 2013

In the past: Her former fiancé, 41-year-old professional wrestler David Otunga, hopes to sell the five carat cushion cut Neil Lane designed ring through IDoNowIDon’t.com , according to TMZ; seen with their son David Daniel Otunga, Jr, now 12, in 2013

The singer and the WWE personality remained engaged for a year before they welcomed their son, David Daniel Otunga, Jr, now aged 12, into their lives.

However, Hudson and Otunga eventually went their separate ways and split up for good in 2017.

The singer notably obtained a protective order against her former partner following their separation.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the singer alleged that he had shoved her during the course of an argument. 

Making arrangements: The protective order was later dropped and the professional wrestler was temporarily given primary custody of their child; she is seen with her son in February

Making arrangements: The protective order was later dropped and the professional wrestler was temporarily given primary custody of their child; she is seen with her son in February

At the time, the Harvard Law graduate’s attorney, Tracy M Rizzo, issued a statement to People to make his feelings about the legal measure known.

‘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,’ she said. 

The protective order was later dropped and the professional wrestler was temporarily given primary custody of their child.

Over and done with: The former couple's legal battle stretched out for another two years before it was ultimately resolved in 2019

Over and done with: The former couple’s legal battle stretched out for another two years before it was ultimately resolved in 2019

According to TMZ, the decision was reached partially due to Hudson’s strenuous professional schedule that kept her shuttling between London and Los Angeles at the time. 

The former couple’s legal battle stretched out for another two years before it was ultimately resolved in 2019.

The terms of the custody agreement were not disclosed to the public and neither party’s lawyer gave any statement regarding the outcome of the case.

Moving on: No ring was on her wedding finger as she posed at the SAG awards in February

Moving on: No ring was on her wedding finger as she posed at the SAG awards in February

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