Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez Divorce NOT “Off,” Despite Claim

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Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez’s divorce is NOT “off,” despite a claim from one of the tabloids. Gossip Cop can set the record straight.

“Halle & Olivier: The Divorce Is Off (For Now…),” reads a headline in the new issue of Star, which further asks, “Has the Oscar winner taken her hotheaded husband back?” The accompanying story says, “So much for irreconcilable differences! Nearly one year since she filed for divorce, sources tell Star Halle Berry has had a chance of heart after Olivier Martinez underwent six months of anger management therapy in an attempt to salvage what was left of their marriage.”

One such “source” is quoted as saying, “Halle’s always wanted it to work with Olivier, but his explosive temper scared her, and she had the children to think about. Knowing that Olivier has sought help and confronted his demons, though, has given Halle hope.” Noting that the estranged spouses have spent vacations and birthdays together as a family since their split, the alleged tipster adds, “Halle’s softening, but he’s going to have to be patient. She wants to take it slow.”

Here’s what’s really going on: TMZ recently reported that due to inaction in their divorce case, it might be dismissed from court. That led the site to speculate that the actors had quietly reconciled. Now Star has followed that lead, also mentioning how “court clerks warned the couple, after months of silence, that if no further action was taken, their divorce petition would be dismissed.”

But Gossip Cop has learned that the lack of progress in the case is not a sign that Berry and Martinez have reunited. Much like Jennifer Garner not filing for divorce from Ben Affleck yet doesn’t mean that they’re back together, Berry is simply moving at her own pace. Gossip Cop is told that the divorce remains on, NOT “off.”

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