We’ve seen some separations get ugly—especially when there’s children involved. Unfortunately for Halle Berry and her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry, their separation has been exactly that. On going since 2010, the couple has fought over custody agreements for their 4-year-old daughter, Nahla. It seems that at least one chapter in their struggle has come to a close—a court denied Halle the right to move to France with her daughter on a permanent basis.
Berry and Aubry started dating in 2005. The couple split shortly after in 2010, and their relationship ending has been anything but amicable. The Huffington Post quoted Berry regarding her 2011 original custody win when she said, “Our issues were never about fighting for her. We both know as a child she needs both her parents. But what I want to say is sometimes, as a couple, you reach an impasse. We needed 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.”
It seems the court agrees with Berry when she said that a child needs both parents, because her request to move Nahla to France, away from her Los Angeles based father, has been denied.
Berry has mentioned wanting to move to France to create a safer living environment for Nahla, referencing the country’s stricter anti-paparazzi laws. Berry is also engaged to French actor Olivier Martinez, with whom she said she would not marry until she and her daughter had moved to France.
InStyle magazine quoted Berry saying, “Because we are followed all the time, she (Nahla) is starting to feel like she is somehow special, and of course she is. But I want her to understand that she’s special because of who she is, not because she was born into this celebrity blender.”
We hope that everyone involved can take the court’s ruling in stride and make positive plans for the best. This must be a difficult time for Berry and Aubry, but we’re sure they will always keep Nahla’s best interests in mind.