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Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez

Actress Halle Berry and actor Olivier Martinez arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Cloud Atlas' at the Chinese Theatre on October 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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Halle Berry has been successful in her work as an actress, but unlucky in love. Here is information about her two failed marriages, the end of her relationship with model Gabriel Aubry, and her marriage to actor Olivier Martinez.

News Updates:

7/14/2013: After being married in a French village church in a long, white dress with a plunging back, Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez hosted their reception in the gardens of the Chateau de Vallery in France on July 13, 2013.

Born:

Halle Maria Berry: August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Olivier Martinez: January 12, 1966 in Paris, France.

David Christoper Justice: April 14, 1966 was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Eric Benét Jordan: October 15, 1970 was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Wedding Dates:

Halle married David Justice on December 31, 1992. Some sites state the couple were married on January 1, 1993 in Atlanta, Georgia.

After meeting in 1999 at a premiere party for "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge", Eric and Halle were engaged on August 14, 1999. They had a secret wedding ceremony on a beach in Santa Barbara, California on January 24, 2001.

After their engagement in January 2012, Olivier and Halle were married on July 13, 2013 in a village church in France. She wore a long, white dress with a plunging back. Their wedding reception was in the Chateau de Vallery.

Divorces:

Halle and David announced on February 22, 1996, that their marriage had ended. It was reported that the break-up was initiated by David.
David Justice: "It's something that's kind of been brewing for awhile. Any marriage is tough, but we were pretty much bicoastal, and we didn't get a chance to spend a lot of time together. I think our feelings kind of changed."
Source: "Actress Halle Berry and Atlanta Braves' David Justice to Divorce." Jet. 3/11/1996. pg. 65.

Eric and Halle separated on October 1, 2003 and filed for divorce on April 26, 2004. Their divorce was final on January 3, 2005. Eric's infidelities were said to be the cause of the marriage failure.

Children:

Halle and Olivier are expecting a baby. Halle gave birth to a baby daughter, Nahla Ariela Aubry in 2008. The baby's father is Gabriel Aubry. Nahla means "honey bee" in Arabic.

David has two sons:

  • David Justice, Jr: Born in 1999. His mother is ex-fiance Nicole Foster.

  • Dionisio Justice: Born in 2002. His mother is Rebeca Villalobos.

Eric has one daughter:

  • India: Born in 1992. Her mother, Tami, died in a car accident when India was 15 months old.

Other Marriages:

David married Rebecca Villalobos on February 8, 2001.

Occupations:

Halle: Actress, model. In 1985 Halle won the Miss Teen All-American pageant representing Ohio. In 1986 she was the first runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant. She is the first African American actress to win the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Monster's Ball.

Olivier: Actor.

David: Professional baseball player. He played as an outfielder for the Atlanta Braves. He retired from baseball in January, 2003.

Eric: Composer, singer, and actor.

Residence:

In October, 2004, Halle purchased a $4.5 million beach house in the Malibu Cove Colony.

In August, 2005, she purchased a $3.4 million mansion in Hollywood Hills. The Italian-style home has four bedrooms, a swimming pool, hot tub, and 2 fire pits made of volcanic lava.

Health Issues:

Halle has diabetes. In the early 1990s she lost 80% of her hearing in one ear after being beaten by a former boyfriend. Halle has not revealed the identity of who beat her.

Interests:

Halle Berry works with the Make a Wish Foundation, the Jenesee Center for Battered Women, the Juvenile Diabetes Association, and the National Breast Cancer Coalition.

News Reports About Halle Berry's Relationships:

4/05/2013: Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are expecting a baby boy.

6/21/2012: A hefty child support ruling means that Halle Berry will have to pay Gabriel Aubry $20,000 a month to support their daughter Nahla.

3/11/2012: Olivier Martinez confirmed rumors that he and Halle Berry are engaged.

1/11/2012: Although Halle Berry's jeweler reported she is engaged to French actor, Olivier Martinez, other reports state Berry is not engaged.

5/01/10: Gabriel Aubry and Halle Berry are going their separate ways according to an announcement by Aubry.

3/16/08: Halle Berry gave birth to a baby daughter. Father of the baby is Gabriel Aubry.

2/14/07: Halle Berry is in a bi-coastal relationship. Her boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry, lives in New York and Halle lives in Los Angeles. They met in Los Angeles in 2005 while working on a Versace ad. Gabriel: "I don't think it's about gifts. It's more about presence. You have to be there ... We travel all the time. We're together more than people think."
Source: Allheadlinenews.com.

8/21/05: The former husband of Halle Berry, Eric Benét, claimed that he was unfaithful to save his relationship with Berry.
Source: Contact Music

Quotes on Halle Berry's Marriages and Relationships:

Halle: "I will never, never get married again. Actually, it's just that now I've come to a place where I think two people can share their lives without the ring, without the piece of paper."
Source: People.com. 9/07.

Eric Benet: "If she said that, that I cheated on her 27 times, then she is simply lying. Straight out, that's a lie and a gross, gross exaggeration of what happened in our marriage ... I've admitted my indiscretion and apologized and took responsibility. I think maybe it's time for Halle to take some responsibility, instead of constantly casting herself in this victim mode and implying her commitment to our marriage was without flaw."
Source: SFGate.com 6/27/06.

Halle: "It looks like the only option I have left is to head to the sperm bank. I've been so desperately unlucky in love and that has thwarted my desire for motherhood. It's so frustrating. The only other option would be adoption. I really yearn for a child and I can't wait much longer."
Source: Jet. 5/30/05. Vol.107, Iss. 22. pg. 56.

Halle: "I want love and I'll find it hopefully and have a committed relationship, but no more marriages. I'm not banning men, and I'm not against relationships. I have just discovered after two failed marriages that probably marriage is not the way for me to go again. Putting on that dress and walking down the aisle is no longer of value to me. I want someone to come and stay and be there because he wants to, not because he has a piece of paper that says he has to."
Source: Ebony. 8/04.

Halle: "I've never disclosed who it was, but that guy hit me that one time and that was the last time. It [the relationship] was done the minute he did that. The one thing my mother always told me, `If a man hits you, you leave smoke. You get to gettin'.' So I got my stuff and got goin'."
Source: Redbook 3/03. Vol.200, Iss. 3. pg. 130.

Halle: "That's what the break-up of my marriage [to David Justice] reduced me to. It took away my self-esteem. It beat me down to the lowest of lows."
Source: Hello Magazine

Halle about her depression: "She [her mom] sacrificed so much for her children, and to end my life would be an incredibly selfish thing to do. It was all about a relationship. My sense of worth was so low. I had to reprogram myself to see the good in me. Because someone didn't love me didn't mean I was unlovable. I promised myself I would never be a coward again."
Source: SFGate.com

Halle: “I refused to believe the stories [about Eric Benét's infidelities] and I was in denial for a long time. We had such a close marriage, I didn’t think anything had gone wrong. I felt it was all in the imagination of the other women. It felt like the stories had been made up or exaggerated. There’s so much inaccurate reporting that I didn’t take them seriously enough.”
Source: Cinemas Online.

"As a sign of their eternal love, Justice had Berry's name tattooed on his arm and she had his name tattooed on her rear end ... The two met when Berry found out, while filming Boomerang, that Justice was a fan and wanted her autograph. She sent a picture and a phone number ... Both said it was love at first sight ... less than a year later, Berry popped the question to Justice and he eagerly accepted."
Source: "Actress Halle Berry and Atlanta Braves' David Justice to Divorce." Jet. 3/11/1996. pg. 65.

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