Halle Berry Loses Custody Dispute, Cannot Move To France

A Los Angeles judge has reportedly denied Halle Berry‘s hopes for a future in France.

The Monster’s Ball actress – who is now engaged to French actor Olivier Martinez – has been fighting to move her 4-year-old daughter Nahla with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to Paris. According to TMZ, a judge ruled against the overseas move.

Despite their bitter custody battle, Berry claims she was not intending to keep Aubry away from his daughter for good.

She has claimed that France is a better place to raise her daughter rather than Hollywood, because of its “appeal of privacy and a greater sense of safety.”

“Because we are followed all the time, she is starting to feel like she is somehow special, and of course she is,” Berry continued. “But I want her to understand that she’s special because of who she is, not because she was born into this celebrity blender.”

This is the latest twist in the ongoing war between the exes. During their custody battle over Nahla, there have been allegations of abuse, a custody evaluation report, and child support payment court orders.

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  • Lora

    Thanks God

  • courtneyb

    When you have a child, the child comes first. And I think Nahla has the right to grow up with her father being part of her life. Hope that Halle will understand that for good.

  • chbian

    so good that the judge ruled against her moving til france. Nahla needs her father just as mush as her mother..

  • Joy

    she can always move to the Valley for privacy!

  • Jesse

    I wonder if Halle regrets having a child outside of marriage. Would it have been so hard to have a child with someone who you were willing to spend the rest of your life with so you wouldn’t have to have these types of custody battles?

    • Bloubiboulga

      Yes, married people never have custody battle for the children.. Ask Kelly Rutherford…

    • Anonymous

      Every single couple that marries thinks they’re going to spend the rest of their life with that person. Over 50% of them are wrong. That’s a pretty big percentage of people who probably have kids and have custody battles.

      • carrie7

        Yeah, and thats VERY sad, but at least if theyre married they are starting off with good intentions of staying together, not just having a baby on a whim..the children are always the biggest sufferers of irressponsible & immature adults who think it would be so “fun” to have a kid.

        • Anon

          You really think so? There was a study done that showed that 20% of women ON THEIR WEDDING DAY knew they were marrying the wrong person.

          And the number of married people that have a baby “on a whim” is astounding.

          Stop pretending that people who get married are somehow more stable, committed, responsible or mature (really???) than people who don’t. It’s ridiculous and absolutely not proven. In fact, I’d venture to say that it’s the ridiculous way people treat the institution of marriage that has put so many people OFF it.

          • Tara

            Why is it ok to attack her traditional viewpoint when she was not being combative nor contentious. This mentality that it’s acceptable to scoff or mock a less modern approach to relationships is unfair. You come off bitter and unhappy , perhaps examine why that may be the case before trying to shove your own agenda down anyone’s throat

          • Anonymous

            To Tara: Because it’s enough already. Every single time an article is posted about a pregnant, non-married celebrity we get to be regaled with the reasons why their life is a mess and the direct relation to whether or not they were married.

            Enough already!

          • Tara

            @anonymous- sorry but you are proving yourself to be hypocritical. There are more vitriolic posts directed at Jesse and Carrie7 for their views on marriage than on the supposed support for single motherhood. It’s called giving one’s opinion and to be perfectly honest at least 60 million people in this country follow their train of thought. I was not combative nor insulting but I cannot say the same for the majority on this board.

            Enough ALREADY!

        • laura

          Well, in any case sometimes children are not planned, and even if it’s not planned because you weren’t sure that that was the right person, you just do your best and hope it goes well.
          Anyway I think it wouldn’t be fair for one parent to bring the child in another continent against the other parent’s wishes. I feel very sorry for Kelly Rutherford..

    • Jen

      Um yeah…because people who dont have kids out of wedlock never have nasty custody battles! Are you kidding me?! That is the dumbest statement I have ever heard!

    • Bloopie

      Yeah, this thing called divorce is just a legend. Married couples always last till death, obviously.

    • Tara

      Not sure why so many people jump on jesse’s comment. She did nt come off judgemental or bitter at all. As someone who was married and went through, and won, a custody battle I can say I was blindsided by his abandonment. But she is right- if you enter into a marraige in good faith you have the law a bit more sympathetic on your side. Anyone who says they don’t have pre conceived ideas about a child born out f wedlock is either a liar or living in a fantasy world.

      • Banana

        Don’t speak for me.

        I do NOT have a pre conceived ideas about a child born out of wedlock is either a liar nor am I living in a fantasy world. Just because you do dose not mean everyone dose.

        • Anon

          Why so defensive banana?!

      • Anonymous

        “Pre-conceived ideas about a child born out of wedlock?”

        Like what? What judgement do you automatically have about them? Are they dumber? Prettier? Shorter? Poorer? Faster? Uglier?

        • Tara

          Let’s be realistic here, the majority of woman on welfare or food stamps are single mothers. Of all races. It may not have been through any fault of their own, but there is indeed a stigma about it and anyone that tries to come across as oh so enlightened are the same exact ones who refuse to lend a hand. Get real people.

  • Jessica

    Great news! Happy that Nahla and her dad get to be with each other. A father that’s fighting to be with their child is a great man!

  • Kasey1

    Good! As much as I love Halle Berry (and to me, Nahla is prettiest celeb kid out there), does she know how many women would kill for the father’s of their children to have something to do with their kids? A LOT of women would be happy if the father wanted to spend time with their child like Gabriel does Nahla. I love Halle, but Gabe helped make her, she’s 50% his. Good on the judge.

    • Lakesha

      If the father’s interest is genuine…she is the only mother who truly knows what kind of father this is.

      • good grief

        Why question his interest in his own child? Halle never accused him of not loving their daughter.

      • Kasey1

        If Halle didn’t know what kind of interest Gabriel would have from the get go, she shouldn’t have had a baby with him so quickly. She obviously trusts him enough (and so do the judges) to leave him alone with little Nahla, and a picture is worth a thousand words. I highly doubt he doesn’t have “genuine interest” in his 4.5 year old child. And if you want my honest opinion, Halle seems like a great mom, a true momma lioness, but she also seems selfish.

  • Mimi

    This shouldn’t be a surprise. Her case is ridiculous. This website itself wouldn’t simply exist in the first place if paparazzi were a serious “threat” and doing “terrible” things to celebrity kids.

    It’s clear she just wants to move to France cause her fiance happens to live there.

  • Lala

    This was just ridiculous and I’m glad Nahla will be allowed to see her father on a regular basis… Although I’m pretty sure Halle Berry will come up with something else to get rid of Gabriel Aubry.
    Nahla is one of the celebrity kids we see the most and to be honest, although she is a cutie, Halle Berry is not really an A-lister anymore and I had never heard of Aubry before… So I’m pretty sure that if they just moved out of the paparazzi nest the latter would just stop caring about them. Or Halle could do just like Alanis Morissette and Alyson Hannigan, and think of it as a positive experience, so that it doesn’t traumatize her child?

  • Shirelle

    Good because she is doing it to be spiteful! She just used Gabriel to have a baby!5

    • Anonymous

      You were there when his penis entered her vagina and you were able to know what she was thinking?


  • Cully

    “Lakesha” = Hallie or a paid assistant = pathetic

  • pat

    what a mess this so called woman is, she used that man for his white skin, you people get real, she wanted a white kid, all she thinks about is her looks, looks she don’t have, that kid is going to have so many mental problems like the old mother.

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