In 2002, actress Halle Berry broke records and became the first black woman to receive an Academy Award for Best Actress. In 2008 she made another milestone, but one for only herself, this time. That year, she became a mother for the first time. Halle Berry’s career has seen her in some amazing roles like Catwoman, Monster’s Ball, the James Bond fIlm Die Another Day, John Wick, and X-Men. She’s come a long way from her first film Boomerang next to Eddie murphy.
She’s been a top contender in beauty pageants Miss World and the Miss USA pageant. Her personal life has seen her take many marriages, as well, all though that may not have been her intent. Her first husband was David Justice, a baseball player. They were married from 1993-1997 but ultimately split. Next was Eric Benét in 1001-2005 and, actor Olivier Martinez in 2013-2016.
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Berry welcomed her first child, daughter Nahla in 2008 with her then-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry. They met when she was shooting in Los Angeles in 2005 working on a Versace shoot. They were together for five years, stepping out everywhere from New York City and beyond. The couple split in 2010, with a custody battle following soon after. Things got messy when Berry wanted to move from Los Angeles to France, home to Olivier Martinez. The Hollywood Oscar winner met Martinez in 2010 on the Dark Tide set in South Africa. However, her request to move the child was not honored and Nahla couldn’t be moved.
Berry married Martinez in 2013 in France. She welcomed her second child, son Maceo shortly thereafter. They were married for two years before announcing their split due to irreconcilable differences. Motherhood has had an effect on her work, this is one of the reasons for making the transition from film to television. One of these projects was Extant, a CBS show. She needed more time with her family and needed to balance being a single mom to her son and daughter. Halle Berry has spoken on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and the Ellen show, of her adventures during the COVID pandemic quarantine with her kiddos. One is teaching her daughter that she is still in school while she’s receiving homeschooling and not with other kids. Nahla learned an Important hair lesson and her son is leaning lots as well!