Radar: Halle Berry & Olivier are living separately because of his ‘runaway temper’

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I truly don’t believe Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are still together. They’re still married, obviously, but I believe they’ve been separated for much of this year, if not longer. From what little I know of Olivier, he seems like he’s just as high-maintenance as Halle, and just the thought of those two volatile personalities together… well, I can’t say I’m at all surprised it fell apart. Allegedly. Because they haven’t announced anything yet. But in addition to Halle not even remembering her anniversary AND getting to work with hottie Jeffrey Dean Morgan, it seems that Halle has also been walking around LA without her wedding ring. And Radar says that Halle and Olivier are already living separately.

Halle Berry is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world, but despite having looks, wealth, and fame, the Academy Award winning actress has long been unlucky in love. Now, just as it began to seem that Berry had found her happily ever after with French actor Olivier Martinez, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that her marriage is rapidly crumbling after she was spotted out in Los Angeles without her wedding ring.

“It seems Halle and Olivier have finally hit the end of the road,” a family friend told Radar. “They’ve weathered a lot of ups and downs in their relationship – but recently, Olivier has been completely MIA!”

The preliminary signs of trouble came back in October of 2014 when Radar reported that the couple had rarely been seen together since the birth of their son Maceo a year earlier. Berry, who was pregnant with Maceo when she married Martinez in 2013, also has a seven-year-old daughter Nahla with model Gabriel Aubrey — a man that ignited Martinez’s now notorious temper during a brawl outside Berry’s home in 2012.

But far from being an isolated incident, Martinez’s angry streak became an ongoing issue in the couple’s relationship, and things finally came to a head when an irritated Martinez was caught on camera hitting an airport worker at LAX with Maceo’s carseat. After that, Berry reportedly gave him an ultimatum demanding that he seek counseling if he wanted to continue their marriage.

“Halle is telling pals she worries that Olivier’s runaway temper could put her kids at risk,” an insider revealed at the time.

Now, Berry and Martinez are living separately, with him staying in Malibu, and her staying in her Hollywood Hills home. They have not been seen together publicly since February. “They’ve just been delaying the inevitable split,” the source confirmed.

[From Radar]

I believe the writing was on this particular wall from the start. Don’t get me wrong, I think Olivier probably does have a violent temper, but Halle knew that when she married him – it’s not like this is some new development. So… that’s going to be the story when they do split. This is the preview. Halle will paint herself as the victim of yet another violent and/or racist man and woe is Halle. And I think this has the potential to be an even bigger mess than Halle’s very much on-going crap with Gabriel Aubry. Olivier made sure he married Halle, which means he will probably have a much easier time convincing lawyers and judges that his custodial rights to Maceo should be confirmed. And when that happens… Halle is going to lose it.

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  1. jinni says:

    Welp, He was dumb enough to actually give public proof of his temper that she will use to paint him up as a violent abuser. But just like some women are so dumb and think their love so special that it will change a known abuser into a good person. Some guys are just as dumb and get with women that everyone knows isn’t right in the head and think they can change her. He will learn, but unfortunately once again it will be the child that suffers. Well, at least Nahla has a brother to share in her childhood sorrows this time around.

    • notpretentious says:

      You cracked me up with your comments!

    • Ronda says:

      i dont even think Olivier thought he could change her, he probably just was with her because of her looks.

      I feel really bad for the children.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      When he had that violent altercation with Nahla’s father, Halle should have run. That was completely inappropriate and it showed he had a violent temper. I would be scared to have that around me or my child, but instead she marries him and has another child with him. No sympathy for her at all. She knew he was violent and had lots of proof of it. Why marry him? Most people were pretty certain that it wasn’t going to work out for the best and I think all she did was put her kids in harm’s way. Plus, no matter what was happening custory of visitation-wise with Gabriel, he is her daughter’s father and he is good to Nahla and wants to be in her life and the two of them fighting with him, physically and otherwise, was not doing her daughter any good and it left her caught in the middle emotionally, which is never a good place for any child. I feel bad for the kids. Halle strikes me as the type of woman who meets a guy, thinks he’s wonderful and then when it’s over she hates him and blames him for everything while she plays the victim. If there’s a child involved then she wants the child to call her new boyfriend Daddy and wants everyone to pretend the child’s real father doesn’t exist. The fact that Gabriel wouldn’t just go away so she wouldn’t have to deal with him made her mad and who knows what she told Olivier about what he did or has done to her or Nahla (likely not true and just to look more victim-like). I’m over her!

      • Andrea says:

        I couldn’t agree more with the above. I have seen a few people like this and wouldn’t be surprised she is like this at all. No sympathy for her whatsoever. I hope OM rakes her over the coals in divorce even though he is a bit of an ass too.

        BTW, she was a fool to let Gabriel go.

      • Neah23 says:

        I completely agree with you. I think Halle used Olivier violent temper to her advantage when dealing with Gabriel. I don’t think she was thinking how his violent temper might effect her or her kids, it was about striping Gabriel of his parental rights and Olivier was her key to that.

      • funcakes says:

        Halle instigated the whole situation between Gabriel and Olivier. I’m surprised Gabriel was so easily manipulated being a ladies man. He of all people should know what games women can play.

        He should have stepped back and let Halle and Gabriel work things out amongst themselves. Now she’s going to use the fight she instigated against him during custody negotiations. Along with the incident at the airport.

      • Neah23 says:

        @ Funcakes

        Yes the incident at the airport was crazy he was acting like caged wild animal. He’s assault on that old man was unwarranted and I sill don’t get his defense that he thought the airport employee in full work uniform was a paparazzi. The airport security actually keep the paparazzi a safe distance away from Halle and the kids, so their was no need for Oliver to go crazy.

  2. Dani L. says:

    I believe it. I think everyone knew it was going to happen, it was just a matter of when.

  3. Shambles says:

    If every relationship you enter into ends up as a giant clusterf*ck, darling, maybe you’re the problem.

    (Gasp, Shambles, are you saying maybe Halle isn’t the poor, poor victim in all of these messy situations she seems to find herself in??)

    Tar and feather me now, but I don’t buy what she’s selling.

    • sills says:

      +1 She is the common denominator here… but then again I think she had no real relationship with her (abusive) dad, which for some women can set up a negative pattern for life with men. I’ve always had the feeling that’s the case with her.

      • Shambles says:

        I actually did not know that about her father. I do feel for her in that respect, and it makes sense.

      • Kori says:

        This is what I think as well. Ironically, Aubrey is the one she seemed to have the most stable relationship with. Justice, Snipes, Benet, Martinez–all unhealthy.

      • Suzy from Ontario says:

        That may be the case, but she should have enough maturity and self-reflection to recognize that maybe she has a problem since all these relationships aren’t working out and get some therapy and counselling to help her work on issues she might have. She certainly has enough money to do so and it would be better for her children if she could. That aside, he has always given me the creeps in a big way. It’s not hard to imagine him violently angry.

    • Cidey says:

      WORD. She is a professional “victim” and will soon come out with the type of horror stories about Olivier that she employed during her custody battle with Gabriel. She is despicable. Team Whomever Isn’t Halle.

    • LookyLoo says:

      Consider yourself tarred and feathered. :-) . I agree to some degree. She IS obviously the common denominator in her failed relationships; however she seems to have a real knack in picking the grifters/losers/cheaters. Not one of her men have been a prize. The ones that had their own money cheated and the ones that treated her reasonably well want to live off her. Makes you wonder if this is why she wants her child support to Gabriel reduced, ie she’ll have to cut another monthly check to Olivier soon.

      • Shambles says:

        Very interesting theory about the child support situation, LookyLoo. I think you’re onto something there.

        As far as Halle continuously picking these loser-y men, IMO, in the end that still comes back to Halle. In no way am I saying it’s her fault that all these guys have been so slimy to her, because no one deserves that. But sometimes, when you find yourself in a never-ending string of lousy relationships, you have to take a step back and look at yourself. You have to ask yourself why you’ve fallen into this pattern, and work through whatever it is you need to work through to get to a healthier place. I say that from a genuine, non-snarky place, because lord have I ever been there.

      • Snowflake says:

        Gabe is not living off her. He is taking care of her child and working too, as others have mentioned before. His only mistake was getting hooked up with her. Now he can’t take big time modeling campaigns which would require extensive travel, because she will take him to court, saying he is not taking care of nahla, she should have full custody. Oliver, on the hand, wasn’t so naive, but figured he’d control her. She are Oliver are two of a kind, iMovie.. She’s just slicker.

      • Jayna says:

        Very true. I lived in Atlanta when she was still married to Justice, more to the end of the marriage when I lived there. Big, big cheater. He used to bring one of his main side pieces to a sports bar we all frequented, and it was common knowledge in there about his side activities he didn’t try to hide.

    • Artemis says:

      I disagree. The men are just as dysfunctional in their own way. When two messed up people come together, you get an even bigger mess.

      • AlmondJoy says:

        Artemis, I agree. The blame does not sit squarely on Halle’s shoulders, the men are at fault as well.

      • Shambles says:

        Artemis and AlmondJoy, I didn’t mean to imply that the men are perfect angels and that Halle is completely to blame. The men obviously have their own issues. My point was simply that Halle is the one who makes the choice to date these men, and so I don’t buy her victim’s narrative.

      • JFresh says:

        @Artemis Yes, this of course is the only reasonable comment to make about a story like this. Anyway we don’t even know what’s really going on. Just shadows and hints and rumors. And everyone has karma to work out. This is planet earth after all.

      • funcakes says:

        All of these people are a big stew of crazy mess. All of them are immature,selfish egomaniacal.
        God help.the children. Give them to the grandparents to raise.

      • JaneFR says:

        “When two messed up people come together, you get an even bigger mess.” Totally agree with that. In his previous relationship, OM while probably not a saint, was not this violent angry douch. In fact K.Minogue after their rupture had only nice things to say about him and the support he gave her when she was battling cancer.
        We’ve seen with G Aubry that Halle can be a crazy bully, and I think that her crazy mess up personality feed/level up the crazy mess up personality of her companions. The more borderline they are, the worst it gets.

    • Elisabeth says:

      I’m with you. I think Halle is a bigger mess then any man she picks.

    • supposedtobeworking says:

      I find it interesting that we don’t use the word abusive for her though. Many men who are abusive had difficult childhoods, and we straight out call them abusers, but excuse her behaviour as poor choices in men because she had abad example. I think Halle could also be abusive.

  4. Matador says:

    I almost feel sorry for him. But not really. You sign up for crazy, well….

  5. MrsBPitt says:

    She recently took Garbriel to court to try to reduce his child support….I think that was in anticipation of having to pay child support to Olivier, also. Halle, not remembering her anniversary and no one seeing this couple together for such a long time….I would say, yeah, it’s over! And this divorce, and custody hearing will be EPIC!!!!!!

  6. JFresh says:

    Men who are passionate and exciting often have terrible tempers. Hope she’s safe and hope he gets education about how to respond to things differently

  7. DanaG says:

    Not a surprise at all and Olivier never had a great track record with women in the past and Halle is certainly no shining example of happily ever after either. Poor kids I just hope they will be ok.

  8. lisa2 says:

    Nahla is such a pretty little girl. She has such strong features. The thing that is interesting it both children look exactly like their fathers.

    I was wondering about Halle and Olivier for some time because they haven’t been seen together in a long time. I know he has a show but they were seen together all the time at the beginning of their relationship/marriage then nothing. And no she hasn’t been wearing her ring.. I know that many people don’t wear their rings all the time. But Halle has a history of discourse in her relationships and her not wearing a ring is going to create a story and they have to know that.

  9. AG-UK says:

    She is beautiful but there is something that just isn’t right with her. All those looks can’t change the crazy inside.

  10. jinni says:

    Wouldn’t it be funny if he tried to take Maceo to live in France permanently after they divorce. Olivier is a fighter and if things get messy something tells me that he has a few aces up his sleeve that could make it possible to get full custody of his son if she ever pulled what she did with Aubry on him.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      I agree…Gabriel fought for his rights to see Nahla, as he should, but he doesn’t have the temper and the crazy that OM has! Halle is in for a wild ride with OM….Gabriel fought Halle in court, something tells me that OM will fight dirty and hard! Halle screwed herself by marrying this guy! The crazy is strong in Olivier! Now, Halle will see how it feels to be dealing with an irrational, lying scumbag….

    • lisa2 says:

      what would her argument against it be. She was fighting her daughter’s father to do just that. That would be such a mess if it happened. Look at what is happening to Kelly Rutherford. All her scheming to get her children away from their father has backfired on her big time. Sometimes you actually get what you deserve.

      I hate when women try to father’s that are good parents away from their children.

      • jinni says:

        Yup. I was just thinking about Kelly when I wrote the original post. If Halle tried to get fresh about money/paying him, he could simply say that then in order to support himself and his son he needs to move to France since most of the work he gets in Europe which would a legit reason for Maceo to at least live part time in France. He could then use Halle’s own argument again Aubry, that moving to France is safer for his son since they have strong pap laws against taking pictures of kids. He could accuse Halle of parental alienation and site her battle against Aubry as proof that she is capable and willing of doing such a thing to him.

        The courts don’t automatically favor the mother anymore and plenty of famous men have been winning sole custody of their children. Halle better tread lightly.

    • Jan says:

      Interesting. She sure would look like even more of an idiot if she fights something like that given what she put Gabriel through. Also interesting is that she sure used Olivier’s temper
      when it suited her agenda, didn’t she? If they divorce, the Thanksgiving beat-down of Gabriel will end up costing her big time. Olivier know too much about his issues. This women is evil and conniving and sh*t’s about to hit the fan IMO.

  11. Eleonor says:

    This divorce is going to be a total mess.
    He has a temper, but she is total crazy.
    I am sorry for her children.

  12. Twinkle says:

    I’ve read on more than half a dozen websites where she’s rumoured to have a heck of a temper too, so don’t believe the blame all lies at Olivier’s feet.

    Halle is – allegedly – a notoriously difficult woman to get along with, and understand, at the best of times, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this ‘leak’ came from the office of her PR agent. Actually, I’m convinced of that given the sickly-sweet tone describing her “beauty”, etc. (HA! Maybe on the outside, but that’s where it ends).

    I haven’t previously heard stories about Olivier being a hothead … Kylie Minogue was with him for ages and I doubt she’d put up that sort of carry-on. Plus, she kept in touch post-their breakup, often walking his dog.

    • Lady D says:

      His entire history is that of being a hothead. He had this rep long before Halle came along.

    • Betti says:

      Halle’s always had a bad rep for being difficult to work with – she got worse after her Oscar win. Same for Martinez – he’s a known womaniser and hot head, basically a french Sean Penn.

      This divorce battle will be epic and i can’t see Halle getting her own way – as others have said he will fight dirty.

      At the time of her split with Aubrey i recall reading reports that she dumped him after she got what she wanted – a child. She wanted to be a single mom – it fits with what another poster further down mentions, history repeating itself, she wants to be her mother.

  13. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    I sense a Kelly Rutherford situation, only even uglier because both sides will sling mud very hard.

  14. shannon says:

    All beauty – no brains.

  15. Neelyo says:

    Kelly Rutherford is going to be furious that a bigger star is coming along to steal her international custody drama thunder.

  16. Saywhatwhen says:

    Poor Halle. I say this without an ounce of sarcasm. A bunch of us grew up like her…dadless and with supermom busting ass to let us not feel the sting of being abandoned. And us girls sometimes inadvertently carry on the cycle…What am about to say is mere opinion based on looking around…so don’t get mad…

    Self-awareness has got to come to this lady soon or she will forever self-sabotage. I think I read somewhere that she was abandoned by her dad and grew up with her mom. I also saw an interview where she painted her mom as an incredibly strong woman and awesome mother. The thing about little girls who grew in situations like Halle’s is that some see mom doing everything and as they grow older, mom becomes a mythical, all-capable, superwoman. And no man, I mean no man, can ever compete with that image of mom. So when some of these little girls grow up and enter relationships their men invariably fall short (they never measure up as good providers, tough enough, smart enough, super with the kids, stolid enough to withstand the harsh times,etc…). Also, when these girls grow up some of them strive to be supermoms too, forgetting that it’s o.k to let go and let someone else help –even if the delivery falls short of their expectations. The ultimate issue (as regards relationships and marriage) is those types of scenarios leave some women thinking that when they enter a relationship the man has to be far more capable in every way than their mythical supermom. So they are never able to meet a man, appreciate that he is the way he is…love him or move on. No, sometimes we punish them, resent them for not being superwoman enough, for “not pulling his weight”. Everywoman wants an equal and capable partner when she enters a marriage. But men are human beings too…they fall short in many ways, just like supermom must have done.

    I feel like Halle is like that…she is searching for this mythical man that must be able to supersede mythical mom …only no man or woman can fulfill every single “perfect partner” quality. Also never mind that Ms. Berry probably hasn’t addressed how growing up without a dad skews the way she views men and relationships and that this may make her a less than ideal partner. And so the cycle continues.

    Listen, the men may very well have issues but let’s face it …all these men cannot all be bad. Two to tango, Ms. Berry.

  17. OhDear says:

    If he does have a violent temper (IMO it’s probably true, esp, with the Aubry situation), then I hope she and the children are and stay safe.

    The poor kids, esp. Nahla. That’s a lot of drama and dysfunction for them.

  18. Cici says:

    Same narrative different man. I have no sympathy for her, because honestly this has been the same story for over 20 years with every man. It’s all so wonderful and she gushes about how much she is in love then when it doesn’t go as planned he’s the dog and she’s the saint. I know her background growing up, but I’m sorry at some point she also needs to look at herself as well.

  19. funcakes says:

    Halle manipulated the situation from the start. She thought she was going to wisk everyone to France and live happy ever after. But over course everything blew up in her face because she played dirty from the beginning with Gabriel.

  20. FLORC says:

    Ugh!
    She cries abuse, neglect, racism, and fears for hers and her childs safety. She claimed Aubry was abusive, but witnessed her current husband beat the living hell out of him. She knew he was violent. He had a history of being so. Will she claim again all the things she accused of Aubry? Probably. Only I think Oliver actually is extremely violent and will fight her all the way over their son.
    Oliver and Halle can fight it out. Zero sympathy. The kids though… pawns in their war.
    Poor kids.

  21. Andrea says:

    She has only made Gabriel Aubry hotter by her antics honestly.

  22. anne_000 says:

    So his temper was OK when he beat Gabriel’s face to a pulp with both Olivier and Halle knowing that was his money-maker? And then Halle complains that Gabriel doesn’t work? But now she’s using Olivier’s temper to blame him for what’s wrong in the marriage because it’s affecting her directly?

    I think Halle had something to do with Olivier beating Gabriel’s face. I think she might have said something or provoked him into doing it. Because if she didn’t and Olivier did that completely on his own whim, then he’s that much more of a psychopath. And that she went on to marry a psychopath who beat her daughter’s father? I have a hard time feeling any sympathy for her now that she’s allegedly not happy with his temper towards her.

  23. original kay says:

    anyone know the outcome of the latest court battle? did Halle succeed having the child support reduced?

  24. funcakes says:

    Have we all forgot that she drove into a group of people then fled from the scene later claiming she had no recollection of the incident? That would have been a deal breaker for me.

  25. Crumpet says:

    Well, maybe she will lighten up on Aubrey a little if she has Oliver to contend with as well. Lord, that woman is going to keep her lawyers busy. It is going to be a wonder if she actually finds time to work.

  26. Tiffany says:

    I remeber reading one of the many stories about Elizabeth Taylor. Her second husband, Michael Wilding, was for the most part a mellow guy who enjoyed painting, staying home and spending time with his family. There was a story that Liz was bored and purposely picked fights with him to get a rise out of him. Michael was not having it and Liz moved on.

    After all of the issues Halle had before Gabriel, who from the media standpoint and from Halle herself was a mellow, stable guy. Then she was done and he finally got a rise out of him when she tried to cut his parental rights.

    In a way, I think that Liz and Halle are similar in mistaking violence for passion. It is a slippery slope and some people never grow out of knowing the difference and then that is all you know.

  27. Carol says:

    Marilyn Monroe supposedly gave as one of her reasons for divorcing Arthur Miller his lack of passion because he didn’t hit her like Joe DiMaggio did.

  28. greenmonster says:

    I agree with those who already said here that this article was probably planted by her PR team as an preemptive strike. I hear unicorns sing while farting glitter when the article decribes Halle and then some big bad wolf theme when Olivier is mentioned. Poor, poor Hally again…
    Some of you say he has a well known and long history of being a hothead. I only know him as being with Kylie Minogue all the way through her cancer therapy. Fact is he beat the crap out of Gabriel – so he has issues. I just wonder if Halle was feeding Olivier special stories about Gabriel (painting an even more abusive and racist picture of him than she tried to do so with the public) and that was one of the reasons Olivier was so aggressive.
    Halle is no saint. Jeffrey Dean Morgan should watch out – he could be the next abusive ex boyfriend.

  29. notasugarhere says:

    Interesting she was just papped taking their son to the mall. Allowed some pictures, only covered his face in a couple. How long has it been since the four of them have been pictured together (HB, OM, and the two kids)?

  30. barb says:

    She could be more interested in having the kids then staying with the men. She seems like she would be difficult to live with.

  31. kanyekardashian says:

    Halle seems like one of those women who’s afraid to be without a man. I don’t understand why – men are only good for money, and she’s got plenty of her own, and now she’ll end up losing it again if she gets divorced. Stay off the men already, get to know yourself, be your own lover and best friend.