You know, normally we’d be all “Hey! Congrats on your pregnancy!”, but I can’t really bring myself to say those words given the fact that it’s Halle Berry, I’m struggling. Her daughter Nahla has seen and heard (ALLEGEDLY?) some awful crap in her little 5-year old life.
Halle’s boyfriend, Olivier Martinez is the baby’s father, who got into a fistfight with Nahla’s father ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry last Thanksgiving Day. Yeah. Awesome. Child Protective Services were even involved in that mess.
Listen. I’m not going to throw stones (is that glass I hear shattering?), but Halle’s made some questionable choices when it comes to the men in her life. She’s admitted that her mom was an abused wife, and that Halle herself has been allegedly abused by her former boyfriends or husbands. It’s been reported many times that Wesley Snipes beat Halle so badly that she has been living with a busted eardrum since way back in the early 90’s. Things only went downhill after that episode:
[Halle Berry’s next relationship was with], MLB star, David Justice. Married 1992, separated 1996, divorced 1997. Berry told Parade Magazine that she had severe depression and thoughts of suicide after her divorce from Justice. In spite of the fact that Berry accused Justice of battering and had a string of restraining orders against him related to domestic violence.
Husband number two, R&B singer, Eric Benet. Married 2001, separated 2003, divorced 2005. Benet admitted to at least ten extramarital affairs in the two year marriage, including affairs with two of Berry’s closest friends. According to People Magazine.
Halle then met model Gabriel Aubrey on a photo shoot for Versace in 2005, resulting in the birth of their daughter Nahla in 2008. The couple split in 2010 after rumors of Gabriel’s cheating on Halle. It has not been an easy split, given the custody battle over their daughter, physical altercations and criminal charges involved.
Two days ago, Halle and Olivier (and poor Nahla) were involved in a paparazzi crush at LAX while heading toward their car. We have the video, via latimes.com.
Here’s my question. Why does this keep happening to Halle and her daughter? A crap-load of celebs (more interesting and famous, dare I say, than Halle Berry) somehow manage to get through LAX without a complete clusterfucation blowing up. I hear-tell that she (read: her people) have been known to alert these gnats with cameras of her whereabouts and to create this kind of mess. In other words, Ms. Berry is rumored to be quite the attention-seeker…and how can that be healthy for a child? And now we’ve got another one on the way?
I get that Halle spends a little time at battered women’s shelters. I wish she’d take some of the advice she doles out.
I fear this is only going to get worse, my friends.