Jennifer Hudson steps out in fluffy slippers and sweats as she gets back to work on The Voice UK amid bitter custody battle with ex David Otunga

  • The singer, 36, was seen touching down at Manchester Airport Thursday
  • It was the first time the American Idol alum has been pictured since being accused of dropping a protective order against her ex?David Otunga
  • Her estranged husband says she dropped the order because it really wasn't true
  • A source said Hudson didn't want to take the stand and have to talk about her accusations under oath
  • This comes on the heels of David being given temporary primary custody

She's embroiled in a bitter custody battle with her estranged husband David Otunga.

But Jennifer Hudson cast the drama to one side as she flew into Manchester Airport ready to back to work as a judge on The Voice UK on Thursday.

The singer, 36, looked stoic as she made her way out of the terminal, keeping comfortable for her flight in a pair of fluffy slippers and a grey sweatsuit. ???

A consummate professional:?Jennifer Hudson cast jher custody drama to one side as she flew into Manchester Airport ready to back to work as a judge on The Voice UK on Thursday

A consummate professional:?Jennifer Hudson cast jher custody drama to one side as she flew into Manchester Airport ready to back to work as a judge on The Voice UK on Thursday

The American Idol alum matched her quirky slipper with a pink bomber jacket, wearing a grey onesie with zip-up front beneath.?

Jennifer matched her comfy travel wear with a grey knit hat worn atop a long braid while nodding along to silver headphones.

Getting ready for a busy day ahead, the fresh-faced beauty grasped a tall cup of coffee in her hand and a water bottle in the other.

The Grammy winner's trip across the pond comes as estranged husband David Otunga is accusing her of dropping the protective order she against him because she didn't want to testify under oath.

Jet-setter: The singer, 36, looked stoic as she made her way out of the terminal, keeping comfortable for her flight in a pair of fluffy slippers and a grey sweatsuit?

Jet-setter: The singer, 36, looked stoic as she made her way out of the terminal, keeping comfortable for her flight in a pair of fluffy slippers and a grey sweatsuit?

At war: The Dreamgirls star is currently embroiled in a bitter custody battle with her estranged husband David Otunga (pictured in 2015)

At war: The Dreamgirls star is currently embroiled in a bitter custody battle with her estranged husband David Otunga (pictured in 2015)

A source told TMZ that would make the Dreamgirls star uncomfortable because the altercation that she claimed took place really never happened.

Soon after the site published this claim, a source close to the actress and singer insisted that was not true and she would gladly testify any time.

This back-and-forth sheds light on just how ugly the split between the couple has become. Together they have son David Jr, aged eight.

In court documents she said she feared for the 'physical and emotional safety and that of my son.'

Sad times: The recent back and forth between the former couple sheds light on just how ugly the split between the couple has become. They have son David Jr, aged eight (pictured in 2012)

Sad times: The recent back and forth between the former couple sheds light on just how ugly the split between the couple has become. They have son David Jr, aged eight (pictured in 2012)

The first source made it seem as if Hudson was too worried about revealing cracks in her story if she took the stand to discuss her 'physical and emotional safety and that of my son.'

The insider claimed that there is no truth that David ever was a threat to either Jennifer or their son.

Another source also said that 'Jennifer simply didn't expect him to defend himself so vigorously.'

It was added that 'she had to back down or admit David was right he was not a danger to her or their child.'?

These claims seemed to cause a source close to Jennifer to contact the site.?

Details: In court documents Jennifer said she feared for the 'physical and emotional safety and that of my son.' (pictured in May 2015)

Details: In court documents Jennifer said she feared for the 'physical and emotional safety and that of my son.' (pictured in May 2015)

That insider said Jennifer 'would have no issue testifying in court because she has witnesses to back up her account of the altercation.'?

The alleged incident happened the 'night before' she filed the order of protection.

The source also said that the Sex And The City star 'would never make up something like this' or 'put her child through such an ordeal.'??

Another TMZ story added that David has been allowed to see their son again because he is no longer a threat to her as he has moved out of their home.

It was also cleared up that David was never a physical threat to David Jr.?

She earns the big bucks:?This comes after the bombshell news that David has been granted temporary primary custody of the boy because the beauty travels so much for work

She earns the big bucks:?This comes after the bombshell news that David has been granted temporary primary custody of the boy because the beauty travels so much for work

But Hudson was worried the child would be 'emotionally scarred' if he saw his mother get threatened by his dad.

It was added Jennifer thought 'the emotional risk to their son is no longer present' because she no longer lived with David.??

This comes after the bombshell news that David has been granted temporary primary custody of the boy because the beauty travels so much for work.

Hudson, who came to fame on American Idol, has been traveling to the UK for The Voice.??

New: David was granted custody of the warring couple's son for the Thanksgiving holiday (pictured together in December 2016)

New: David was granted custody of the warring couple's son for the Thanksgiving holiday (pictured together in December 2016)

Indeed, in the past eight years she has kept very busy.?Since 2009 she has made eight movies including The Three Stooges, Lullaby, Sing and Sandy Wexler.

She has also appeared on the TV show Empire as well as Hairspray Live! and Inside Amy Schumer.

Hudson has worked this year on both The Voice UK and The Voice US.?

Otunga will be the primary caregiver until a more permanent deal is made, according to the site.

The Blast was first to report that she had 'voluntarily dropped her order of protection, which prohibited David from having contact with their son or her.'

This comes after she allowed him to take their child for Thanksgiving.?

According to People, the 36-year-old Oscar winner 'voluntarily agreed' to allow the 37-year-old Harvard Law grad to have David Jr from Thursday at 3PM to 7PM Friday.?

Their next custody court date on December 7.

According to TMZ? David also requested to remain at their Chicago residence during the two weeks (November 26 to December 8) Jennifer will be traveling for work.

Hudson had Otunga?thrown out of their home and told Illinois' Cook County Court he displayed 'increasingly aggressive, threatening, and harassing behavior.'?

Doting dad: David has been granted temporary primary custody of the boy, aged eight, because the actress and singer travels so much for work

Doting dad: David has been granted temporary primary custody of the boy, aged eight, because the actress and singer travels so much for work

The breakdown reportedly resulted from disagreements over which one would get primary custody as well as accusations Jennifer cheated with her producer Mali Music.??

The retired wrestler has vehemently denied all of the Remember Me songstress' allegations of abuse and intimidation with firearms.?

Before the legal drama, many doubted the couple would ever walk down the aisle due to their eye-popping, nine-year-long engagement.

Both kickstarted their careers on reality competitions - Hudson placed seventh on Fox's American Idol in (2004), and Otunga placed third on VH1's I Love New York 2 (2007).

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