Given how Halle Berry’s custody case with Gabriel Aubry threatened to go nuclear, we were both surprised and delighted when the couple declined to let things burst into publicly embarrassing flames, and Berry returned to New Year’s Eve filming. Just when you think someone is throwing gasoline on the fire, it turns out to be plain old water. Now that Halle and her ex can be in the same room with each other with flipping over tables, Berry opened up about her custody battle over her daughter Nahla, and how going to court can actually help you be a better parent. “When there’s a child involved, it’s a relief when you can resolve things in a good way,” Berry said in an interview with Extra. “Our issues were never about fighting for her. We both know a child needs both her parents.”
Earlier this year, their custody battle was awash with accusations that Halle was enraged that Gabriel Aubry went out with Kim Kardashian, as well as accusations of racial insensitivity and gold-diggery. According to Halle, taking things to the authorities is what eventually brought both parents to their senses. “But what I want to say about it is sometimes, as a couple, you reach an impasse,” Berry, currently dating Olivier Martinez, explained. “We need a court and a judge to help us work out some of the delicate issues, and I’m so happy we’ve arrived at that place — because for her sake, this is the best way. We both love her more than life.” Maybe Halle and Gabriel should just have a full-time judge around at all the family events, just in case: high school graduation, college graduation, Nahla’s wedding. Seems like paying his or her salary would be well worth fewer screaming matches.
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