David is known for his role in being a contestant on the reality show I Love New York 2. He popped the question on Jennifer’s 27th birthday with a Neil Lane diamond ring. David is a Harvard graduate and former professional wrestler on NXT.
One year after their engagement, in August 2009, Jennifer gave birth to her first child, David Otunga Jr. However in 2017, Jennifer and David announced that they had called off their engagement.
Let’s not forget about after a month of their engagement, her mother, brother and nephew were killed by the singer’s former brother-in-law, William Balfour. (He was convicted of the murders and is serving three consecutive life sentences in prison.)
“I went from being an aunt, having a mom and being a child to not having a mom, becoming a mom and raising my own child,” she said to Glamour. “I tell [my son] David all the time, ‘You saved my life.’”
Since her split, Jennifer has kept her dating life private. She has clearly put her child first before anything, and we truly admire that. She spoke about her experience being a mother.
“Everything I see, I now see through a mother’s eyes,” she said to Parents. “I always say, you never know how much your parents loved you until you have a child to love.”