Wow, we did not see this coming. According to RadarOnline, Gabriel Aubry is dropping his custody case against Halle Berry. Not only that, but he is withdrawing his request for spousal support as well. And without a single public screaming match or radio show meltdown! We’re stunned. “I think both sides realized how out of hand things had gotten recently,” an insider source claims. “They both love their daughter and want to make sure her well fare comes first.” We personally thought this feud would go on until the day their daughter Nahla turned 18, and even then she’d have to hear them complain about each other at Thanksgiving for the next fifty years.
The couple’s public feud over Nahla had been getting pretty heated, with allegations that Aubry objected to Nahla being called “black”, and Halle discussing her daughter’s race with Essence. “Gabriel and Halle have spoken to each other and have committed to try and make things work, without the courts,” the source continued. “Gabe’s decision to drop his case is his way of showing Halle he’s prepared to take a leap of faith and trust her once again.” According to TMZ, however, in the meantime Berry has won permission to take travel with Nahla, a hurdle that was keeping her from appearing in the new film New Year’s Eve. “We are pleased the judge took the time to deal with this very imminent and important issue. The judge read a great deal of paperwork and gave us time to argue,” said Berry’s lawyer Neal Hersh. “Halle is very pleased with the judge’s order.” We seriously hope this unsightly feud is almost over. If not, someone needs to watch these two in case they start exploring some King Solomon-type solutions to this mess.
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Arguing about race and undergoing a custody battle seem like the two most unpleasant things imaginable, but it looks like Halle Berry is up to the challenge. The Monster’s Ball actress sat down with Ebony to confirm that Halle Berry considers daughter Nahla Black. Berry, who is biracial herself, discusses how people of mixed race have the right to self-identify, “But I feel like she’s Black. I’m Black and I’m her mother, and I believe in the one-drop theory.” Of course, Halle’s comments come after, and seemingly in response to, rumors that ex Gabriel Aubry doesn’t consider Nahla Black, in addition to allegedly calling Halle the N-word during their custody battle, which grows increasingly gruesome. We’re just hoping Nahla is in the other room with Dora the Explorer turned alllllllll the way up during this whole ordeal.
No matter her own feelings on the subject, Berry acknowledges that Nahla will have to come to her own conclusions about her own ethnic make-up. “What I think is that that’s something she’s going to have to decide,” Berry said. “I’m not going to put a label on it. I had to decide for myself, and that’s what she’s going to have to decide—how she identifies herself in the world. And I think, largely, that will be based on how the world identifies her. That’s how I identified myself.” Here’s hoping Nahla has the support of both parents as she navigates the tricky subject of race, though the fact they can’t be in the same room without getting into a screaming match isn’t going to be much help.
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Another day, another barrage of suggestions that Halle Berry‘s ex Gabriel Aubry is a racist gold-digger. Another ex has come to TMZ, accusing Aubry of being “very disrespectful to women” and a “borderline racist” who was fond of the n-word long before he started hurling it at the mother of his daughter Nahla. Was Halle’s biological clock clicking too loudly for her to notice these traits before having his child?
Further proof of his evil ways for Halle was Aubry’s date with Kim Kardashian late last year. “She was upset at the idea of someone like that being in her daughter’s life,” a source told People. “She did not want a reality star in Nahla’s life. She was very aggravated…She just didn’t want Nahla exposed to the cameras that are undoubtedly around a reality star.” Team Aubry says he’s promised he wouldn’t introduce a girlfriend to Nahla until they dated for six months (“There was never for a second a thought by Kim or Gabriel that Nahla would ever go near cameras”), and announced similar concerns when Halle started dating Oscar Martinez. Can a lawyer please look at Gabriel and Halle’s child custody battle fast? The court of public opinion isn’t prepared to handle this.
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Man, Halle Berry sure can pick ‘em. Ex-husband Eric Benet was a philandering sex addict, and it turns out Gabriel Aubry‘s a racist gold digger—assuming the allegations being spread about the father of Halle’s daughter Nahla are true. People, clearly Halle’s primary outlet for her side of the story, features some damning allegations from Aubry’s “former friend” Stephanie Bibeau, including that he was “verbally threatening” and used a racial slur when arguing with Halle. The star’s rep has announced her “serious concerns” about Nahla’s “well-being” if he’s allowed any unsupervised custody.
Aubry’s rep said the allegations from Team Berry are “untrue and irresponsible,” an ex of Gabriel’s tells TMZ his “motivation has always been money.” “I tried to warn Halle early on,” said banker Page Bogart, who confronted Berry once at a golf club, “but I guess she didn’t want to believe it.” Bogart also claims Aubry “had a few Latin hoochies on the side” when he first hooked up with Berry. Does she ever date people who aren’t the worst?
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Despite what sources might have told TMZ earlier this week, all signs are now pointing toward Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry heading into a custody battle. Allegedly Berry picks screaming fights with her ex if he steps out of line, meltdowns that reportedly drove Aubry to file a paternity petition for fear that Halle might try to restrict his access to their daughter Nahla. “Basically whenever Gabriel doesn’t do exactly what Halle tells him to do, or if he does something she doesn’t approve of or like, she goes crazy on him, screaming and shouting,” a source claims. Wow, is this the same Halle Berry we all� know and love? If this is even half-way true, Halle should get an Oscar for her finest role yet: pretending to be a normal human being.
Supposedly it’s Aubry’s luck with the ladies that really has Berry in a twist. “She was particularly angry that he had been so public, even going to a Lakers game one time, and she totally berated him, basically telling him that if he has to date, just date a nobody waitress that nobody will care about,” the source explains. To be fair, if we saw our ex on TV sitting courtside with Kim Kardashian, we don’t know what we’d do either, beside shut the game off. Things have gotten so bad, Gabriel suspects Berry of hiring a private detective to tail him around. Since most of these allegations sound like the ravings of one of Aubry’s disgruntled college buddies, we’ll going to go ahead and give Berry the benefit of a doubt.� If not, we’ll nominate Halle ourselves!
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Another week, another smoking-hot guy slobbering all over Kim Kardashian. To have that woman’s butt for just one day! Mere milliseconds after hearing that Kim and Gabriel Aubry broke up, we find out she’s has already moved on to a new equally devastating dude. Who’s allegedly Kardashian’s new boyfriend? New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries. Says an inside source to Life & Style, “Kim likes him much more than Gabriel. He’s normal, so much fun and cute. He’s perfect for what Kim wants right now, which is some fun dates and some fun times.” O that’s funny! “Fun times” is what we call “doing it,” too!
Says a source, “Kim feels like Gabriel was just using her for her fame,” adding that the 34-year-old Audry “is older than Kim is looking for… so she’s decided to stop seeing him.” Wow, a cougar at 30. You can’t see it, but we’re crying on single tear of pride. We guess if you’re Kim Kardashian, you can just dump a male model and not worry about finding another man. Or many, many other men. Remind us to lock our boyfriend in the basement tonight. [Photo: Getty/NBA.com]
Custody fights, schmustody fights—time is running out! Halle Berry told the New York Post that she’s quite prepared to give baby daughter Nahla a sibling. “I’d love more children. I’m 44, so who knows how much longer I can wait?” We sure hope she let new boyfriend Olivier Martinez know about that ticking clock before they hooked up on the set of Dark Tide. After all, she just ended a four year relationship with model Gabriel Aubry, Nahla’s daddy, earlier this year.
Not that she necessarily needs Martinez help to make a new baby happen. With Aubry reportedly cranky about Halle’s rebound, it might be easier to get sole custody of Baby No. 2 before she or he is born. It’s a common choice among the members of the Baby Collecting Oscar Winner’s Club, which it sounds like Halle would be happy to join.
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Kim Kardashian needs a new date spot. It seems like every week we’re looking at pics of Kim court-side with some different guy. Can’t she just do Starbucks and The Olive Garden like the rest of us?
But this time, it seems like the guy in question is Halle Berry’s ex, model Gabriel Aubry. The pair were spotted coming and going together last night at LA’s Staples Center. They even met up with Kardashian Klan den-mother, Kris Jenner. “They’ve been dating a little bit,” a source told People Online.
Well Kim, if things go south with Halle’s baby-daddy, we’d be happy to show you some new date spots. We’ve made a reservation at TGI Friday’s…
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According to the National Enquirer, Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry‘s break-up has been so contentious the pair are thinking about getting back together. We already heard Gabriel will play nanny in South Africa while the Oscar winner shoots Dark Tide down there, and now Halle’s reconsidering the split. “At first it was a practical decision for Halle,” says their source. “But things quickly heated up and got emotional. Now they’re back together and giving their love a second try…Now they’re in counseling, and they’re putting their hearts and souls into working through their issues.”
It’s never been clear who instigated the split, as Radar Online reported Gabriel dumped Halle because he wanted to play the field, before People said Halle kicked Gabriel out for not “pulling his weight.” Hard to believe these two would get back together just to avoid a custody battle over daughter Nahla, but the flipside of Halle saying their relationship “might not be forever” last year could be that their relationship will last until Nahla’s old enough to make her own choices.
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Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry may have hoped for an amicable split, but internet reports suggest custody issues over daughter Nahla are getting in the way. Radar says Halle has plans to take the kid with her on a three-month film shoot in South Africa, with Aubry already frustrated with his limited access to Nahla. “It’s been pretty difficult for Gabriel to see Nahla the last few weeks,” says their source. “He’s really getting sick of it and it’s getting to the point where he is seriously considering his options regarding pursuing permanent custody. He refuses to give up rights to his daughter, he loves her more than anything and is determined to be a regular, full time fixture in her life.”
The pair reportedly tussled earlier this month over the media coverage of their split, with People suggesting Halle dumped Aubry for not “pulling his weight” while other reports claimed the Catwoman star was the one dumped. Though the pair have reportedly worked out a truce (“Basically Halle is going to pay Gabriel to be a kind of full time nanny and to come to South Africa for the three months she’s there, and to be Nahla’s full-time caregiver”), it sounds like neither side is willing to swallow their pride—a successful model like Aubrey won’t settle for nanny status every time. Could this eventually turn into a legal battle? See photos of the family in happier times in the gallery below.