Halle Berry And Olivier Martinez To Divorce
Berry filed for divorce on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. The soon-to-be exes have a prenuptial agreement that is expected to guide the proceedings. That said, Martinez filed his own petition on Tuesday, which says spousal support is to be worked out at a later date. They both want joint custody, though Berry also noted that she seeks whatever arrangement would be best for their son, with Martinez footing the bill for any transportation and requesting permission before taking him out of California.
In a statement, Berry and Martinez jointly say, “It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce. We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus for what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life, and we hope that you respect our, and most importantly our children’s privacy, as we go through this difficult period.”
Berry and Martinez met on the set of 2010’s Dark Tide. Sources close to the Oscar winner initially denied a romance was brewing back then, but they later went public with their relationship. In 2012, the former co-stars became engaged, despite Berry once proclaiming she would never marry again.
In July of 2013, Berry and Martinez wed in his native France. A few months later, in October, they welcomed baby boy Maceo. The little boy just turned 2 earlier this month.
He is the actress’ second child, following daughter Nahla. Nahla’s father is Gabriel Aubry, who has had a infamously testy dynamic with Martinez. Prior to those two relationships, Berry was wed to Eric Benet and David Justice.
The news of the split comes one week after Berry and Martinez were sued for $5 million by a Los Angeles International Airport employee, who was shoved by the actor during an incident earlier this year. One report claims the suit was a “breaking point” for the stars. RadarOnline falsely claimed a divorce was “imminent” in early August, nearly three months ago. Gossip Cop will have updates.