Halle Berry & Olivier split because he ‘has a violent, hair-trigger temper’

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As we discussed late yesterday, Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez are over. I believe they’ve been over for a while, as it was reported months and months ago that Olivier and Halle weren’t even living together anymore. The tabloids have been on Divorce Watch for a while, I’m just saying, so the announcement did not come out of nowhere. Halle apparently filed divorce papers on Monday, but according to TMZ, she used an alias for herself, Olivier and Maceo. So when Olivier filed for divorce on Tuesday, he used their real names and now that’s a thing.

When TMZ reported on the divorce, they had some interesting details. Please remember, Halle often went to TMZ to throw dirt on Gabriel Aubry during their years-long custody and financial battle and I’ve long believed that TMZ and Halle are very tight. TMZ says that there won’t be a battle over the finances because Halle has a prenup. We’ll see about that. In Olivier’s divorce filing, he’s already asking that the child support issue be worked out quickly. Olivier also hired Laura Wasser, the divorce lawyer to the stars.

A “source” also says that Halle and Olivier had a fundamental “personality difference,” which if you’ve been following their relationship from the beginning, that’s really funny. The thing about is that… they’re both kind of crazy. As in, they’re both fiery and temperamental. Olivier is the guy who beat the crap out of Gabriel Aubry in the middle of a custodial issue that was between Halle and Gabe. Another unnamed source claimed: “They’re just very, very different people. He’s a very macho guy, and things just didn’t jive.”

Throughout the reporting in the past 24 hours, there have been hints thrown in that Olivier is a guy with a temper. He used a baby carrier to slam an LAX employee and that assault victim dropped a lawsuit on Olivier last week. TMZ says that lawsuit was a factor too. As for People Magazine – an outlet that is historically pro-Halle – they ran a piece called “’Fiery Personalities’ and Living Apart: Inside Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez’s Split.” You can read it here. Some highlights:

Fiery personalities: A source says, “They have had many issues. They both have fiery personalities and don’t like to compromise. Halle has threatened to file for divorce several times after arguments.”

Their living situation: Halle and Olivier wanted to move to France full time and raise the kids, but Gabriel Aubry put a stop to that. People’s sources don’t lay the blame directly at Gabriel’s feet, but that’s the subtext. Anyway, Olivier was pissed off that he had to move full-time to LA. A source says, “Olivier never loved living in L.A. full time. [He] just isn’t happy in L.A.”

Olivier has a violent temper. A source makes sure to reiterate the talking point: “He has a violent temper. [Friends say] he has an out of control hair-trigger temper.”

Olivier wanted Halle to focus on the family: “Olivier is complaining that he and Halle are not spending much time together and that she is working too much. He never wanted her to sign on for [CBS's Extant] and Olivier was hoping they would focus on family time together after Maceo was born…He complains he spends his days alone, or with friends. He doesn’t understand why Halle wants to work so much and is still so focused on her career. Halle has instead been extremely busy and Olivier, who has not been working, is very bored in L.A.”

[From People]

One of People’s sources also mentioned that Olivier has been going back to France a lot and “He hasn’t worked in a long time.” Which says to me two things. One, he’s got someone on the side in France. I’ve got ten bucks on that. I’m not saying it’s love or a jumpoff situation, I’m just guessing that he has a sidepiece. Incidentally, Halle might have a sidepiece too, you know? The second thing it says to me is that Olivier is going to want more than what the prenup guarantees. Watch this space.

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    • MelissaManifesto says:

      You and I have the same thought process this morning, must be the coffee. We knew it was coming, it was only a matter of when and who.

      • Caro says:

        The custody arrangement should be simple in that while they both can seem a bit crazy, he seems violent crazy. So she’ll probably get full custody with liberal visitation from him…or joint custody with primary custody going to Halle.

        I pity the fool who she dates next having to deal with Olivier, can you see him being cool with some other guy trying to raise, nurture or discipline HIS son? Whoah. Halle better keep whoever it is on the way way way down low for a time. Like until Maceo is 18. Lol

        Also, I heard Halle and Jeffrey Dean Morgan have some great chemistry in Extant. With some outlets speculating they could be a thing. Morgan is married but some speculated all is not well and/or they’re separated. Made me want to watch for that reason…I’ve never watched an episode before.

      • that time i didn't care says:

        Didn’t Jeffrey Dean Morgan cheat on Mary Louise Parker with a CW actress…? Or was rumored to? So, I don’t think this is a stretch, that he may be having an affair with Halle Berry.

    • herewego says:

      Exactly …here we go….

      Halle starts.
      It’s going to get ugly.

    • mia girl says:

      Yup. It’s a coming. I think this part of the TMZ story is very telling…

      “Our sources say that Halle is not asking for joint or primary custody, but rather “what is in the best interest of the child”"

      Is that her way passive aggressive way of seeming like she’s not looking for a custody battle but she’s going to show the court either way that him having custody is not in the best interest of the child?

    • V4Real says:

      I read on another gossip site that their son was primarily living with Olivier.

      I bet now her story might change to Olivier violently attacked Gabe that Thanksgiving day.

      Oliver is probably seriously thinking about given Gabe a call to apologize over a beer or two.

      • Denisemich says:

        She was always working on Extant. Either Maceo was with a nanny or Olivier. But I read the Divorce papers on TMZ and she wants joint custody and for Olivier to pay his part.

        Olivier wants to hold off determining if Spousal Support is necessary.

        I think she only married him when pregnant to have a prenup. But…once a kid is involved it is the better parent and I don’t think that is her.

        I also don’t think Olivier is Violent. He was a boxer. So he and Aubry got into a fight and aubry got his butt kicked. Also the airport incident was stupid. If you saw this man with a baby carrier get out of his way. The airport worker at best was not doing his actual job and wanted pictures he could sell.

      • Neah23 says:

        @Denisemich

        I’m sorry what did you watch the video because the airport employee was not in his way and he was thrusting the car seat out at people before he hit the airport employee. Do you know that the airport, and the Aubry aren’t the only incidents right? The man has a violent temper that he can’t control when around children.

      • denisemich says:

        @neah 23, Please name the multiple incidents. There only seem to be ones in which Halle has been named an instigator in court docs.

      • Neah23 says:

        He has had a couple of other run-ins with the paparazzi and I will give you that all of these incidents happened when Halle was around. Having said that he should know how to control his temper because all of the violent incidents have been in front of the kids.

      • notasugarhere says:

        I suspect a lot of it, Thanksgiving beat-down included, are at Halle’s on-command-on-demand or with her tacit approval. Violence on-command (oh, I am a poor maiden, save me from the bad guys Olivier) may appeal to her.

      • jwoolman says:

        Denisemich – he did not “get into a fight” with Aubrey. He attacked and the physical evidence on both of them was clear. Aubrey didn’t even have time to defend himself or protect his vital organs, it was a complete surprise. Aubrey wanted the police and judge to see the surveillance tape, since he knew there was a camera set up in that area. He insisted it would prove his story. The camera and tape mysteriously weren’t there that day, according to Halle. It makes no sense at all to assume Aubrey was fighting with Olivier. He was just dropping off the kid for Thanksgiving, as a favor to his ex who wanted to take her somewhere. Olivier wasn’t supposed to be there during the transfer, only neutral parties by court order. After the holiday, the judge did not maintain her silly restraining order against the assault victim (Aubrey). After a private meeting, all rights were restored to Aubrey and Halle was quiet for quite a while. I think the judge or her lawyer or both pointed out how close she came to losing custody over this little setup. She was exposing her child to a violent man (a trained boxer) who attacked the child’s father.

    • mia girl says:

      V4Real- That’s interesting that (allegedly)their son has primarily been living with him. So could the TMZ story then be implying she won’t ask for custody at all and the best interest is for him to live with his father in France?

    • funcakes says:

      It was reported a third party was suppose to serve the divorce papers. Instead Halle took it upon herself to serve them. Michael K wrote that it was more likely that Halle threw it in his face with a “F@ck you!” connected to it.
      She is already making all the wrong moves and Olivier had a come back response with a heavy duty lawyer in toe.

    • holly hobby says:

      Jeffrey Dean Morgan is married to Hilarie Burton (CW actress). They have a child together. If JDM leaves his wife for this nut I’d be very sad.

      So not worth it Jeffrey!

  1. MelissaManifesto says:

    And it begins, let Rome fall….And the media will fiddle while it burns.

  2. Goats on the Roof says:

    Barely a day in and the accusations are being thrown. Let’s see how messy this one gets.

  3. Mata says:

    And so it begins…. Yesterday there were debates about whether she has awful taste in men or Halle is the problem in all her relationships. I think it’s both. She’s batshit crazy and has awful taste in men. A lot of people saw the warning signs when Olivier beat the crap out of Gabriel. Halle was just fine with that at the time, though.

    • jwoolman says:

      Yes, Halle even got a temporary restraining order on Aubrey (the one who was beaten up, showing no signs that he had made any aggressive moves on his body) rather than on the violent assaulter Olivier whose hands showed clear evidence that he was doing all the beating. If she had any sense, she would have taken out a restraining order on Olivier right then and there. But then he might have told the police about her involvement in their little setup. She’s lucky Aubrey wasn’t killed by this guy (although that would have neatly solved her problem of having to share time with their daughter). The sad thing is that Aubrey was just generously cutting short his time with his daughter that day to let Halle take her to some Thanksgiving event. If he had insisted on sticking to the court schedule, it wouldn’t have happened. At least not that day.

    • that time i didn't care says:

      I definitely think there’s a little bit of both things you mentioned, in play: (1) she’s crazy and awful and (2) she has the WORST taste in men.

    • Saphana says:

      Obviously Halle has issues and terrible taste in men. see it from the positive side: at least she is not ruining some great guys but takes the psychos of the market.

      • Neah23 says:

        Not all of the guys she dated were bad.

      • Jaded says:

        Gabriel was a lovely guy to her – probably not the brightest bulb but obviously adores being a dad, didn’t fool around on Halle, seemed like a pretty chill dude until she tried to ruin him.

      • Saywhatwhen says:

        Agreed @Jaded. Gabriel was a good guy for her. But some of these women with absent-daddy-raised-by-supermom issues do not know when they meet a good man. Halle’s problem with Gabriel was about him “not pulling his weight”. It is o.k. in the 21st century if your man does not make as much as you do and is not as ambitious as you are. He may have other wonderful qualities and one has to focus on those.

      • notasugarhere says:

        She knew he was a male model, which isn’t a high-paying, long-lasting career. He could be the most ambition male model around, it will only get him so far. As a film actress she was always going to make more money. Silly for her to claim later than him earning less than she does is a negative. She knew it going in and still chose to try, for a couple of years, to get pregnant by him.

      • Scal says:

        I mean, were David Justice and Eric Benet’ really crazy? Yes, Eric had a problem with cheating, but neither of them were guys with awful tempers. Gabriel’s doesn’t seem crazy. Michael Ealey doesn’t seem crazy. Just because SHE calls all her ex’s crazy and abusers doesn’t make it so IMO.

        The only two I can think of were the unnamed boyfriend that cause her to go deaf in one ear and Olivier. I’m thinking Berry is the crazy one.

    • Montrealise says:

      Yes, she was perfectly fine with Olivier beating the cr*p out of the father of her daughter – but now she’s complaining that he has a violent temper? What a hypocrite. And Olivier blamed Aubry for preventing them from moving to France, when all Aubry did was make sure he had regular access to his child. Let’s see what Olivier says when Halle tries to cut him out of their son’s life (as she surely will).

  4. Luca76 says:

    I mean this divorce was so predictable from day one I feel like however messy this gets I could sit down and write out the stories myself.

    • Kitten says:

      So predictable that I’m actually completely bored by the whole thing already.

      As far as Olivier having a sidepiece just because he doesn’t want to live in LA? Ehhhhh…
      I would be miserable living in LA myself and if Olivier is used to the French lifestyle, I can see how this would be an incredibly difficult–if not impossible–adjustment to make.

      But I do believe the “fiery personality” storyline that’s being put out there. Frankly, they both strike me as very difficult people.

      • Saphana says:

        i think the location is the least of their various problems :) it could have lead to a faster divorce but it would have never worked out between them.

        and who cares if one of them cheated? i cant see anyone being up in arms about poor Halle or poor Olivier. i doubt anyone would be upset if he pulled an Affleck, both are not very popular.

      • FingerBinger says:

        @Kitten+1 Traveling to France for a sidepiece seems unlikely.

      • Saywhatwhen says:

        Part of all of this noise that Halle is putting out there is that she got her ass dumped. Olivier left her. She wanted to wait it out and he didn’t. She filed first so it looks like she was the one that had enough and ended things. Now she is trying to sell her usual divorce rhetoric because (1). this is how she plays and (2.) she does not want the world to know just what kind of fool he made out of her.

        The rationale for that marriage is beyond my comprehension. Halle, sit out the dating/need-a-man ride for a bit and concentrate on you, your children and becoming a better woman for your children.

      • antipodean says:

        Olivier with a side piece? Say it isn’t so, said no-one, ever. Of course he has a back up bird, no self respecting Frenchman would be without one. Fidelity is a very fluid concept to some people. Perhaps they are both on the same page in this regard.
        If so, why bother getting married?

    • Moi says:

      That was exactly my thought yesterday @Luca76

  5. Rosalee says:

    Just when I thought true love existed…the next few months are going to be highly entertaining I just hope that lovely handsome young man Jeffery Dean Morgan gets an intervention pronto.

  6. dr mantis toboggan says:

    Wow, that was quick. Only one day and we’re already hearing about his violent temper. Better move up the predictions of the allegations of racism

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      I really hope she doesn’t go that route again. I lost all respect for Halle when she tried to say Gabriel was racist only months after praising him for being a wonderful father and co-parent. Publicly painting the father of her multi-racial child a bigot was just so, so low.

      With Olivier, I’m sure she’ll stick with blaming his temper. She hasn’t done that one before, has she?

      • WTW says:

        Really? Why do you think Halle was making up those claims? I am in an interracial marriage and write about interracial relationships, among other things, and just because a white person mates with a person of color does not make him anti-racist. I’ve personally known people in interracial relationships in which one person had racist views. It does not surprise me that Aubry, like most white people, harbors some form of prejudice against black people. What surprises me is that Halle chose to mate with this man, anyway. I think she must’ve had an inkling that he was either dense or unenlightened when it came to race before Nahla’s birth. My husband is white, but I think he’s very progressive and well-informed when it comes to race. I can’t say the same for many white people, including those in mixed relationships.

      • notasugarhere says:

        WTW, iirc the allegations were proven false. Nanny (in Berry’s employ) lied.

      • jc126 says:

        People obviously can be racist against one or certain ethnicities while dating someone who is a different race/ethnicity (however one wants to put it) than themselves, but usually they don’t date those from the race they hate. I have never, ever heard of someone who hates X group dating someone – let alone having children with – someone from group X. Or “mate” with them.
        Good to know that “most white people” harbor some form of prejudice against black people, though. It’s nice to get a glimpse into people’s thought without having to get to know them personally first, it saves time.

      • WTW says:

        @jc126 We live in a white supremacist society, so, yes, I believe most white people harbor prejudice against people of color. In fact, many people of color have internalized feelings of racism as result of growing up in a society that devalues them. I also believe most heterosexual people harbor feelings of homophobia, men feelings of sexism/misogyny, etc. This has all been documented in tons of research. Also, you make the mistake of conflating racism with hate. You can subscribe to racist beliefs without “hating” people of color. You don’t have to be a Klansmen to be racist. And if you’ve never heard of a case of a white person with racist views getting involved with a minority, consider Strom Thurmond, the white congressman who had a “love child” with his black maid, all the while supporting racial segregation. Research indicates that whites often see the people of color they like as exceptions to the rule. They may think a certain black person is attractive, intelligent, peaceful, etc., while regarding most black people as criminals, intellectually inferior, ugly, etc. Research bears this out as well.

      • Lucinda says:

        Halle herself has said she subscribes to the “one drop” theory of race so her views on race are a bit antiquated for lack of a better word, imo. Halle has also consistently chosen to go after her ex’s with the most inflammatory accusations. Because Gabriel is white, she was able to add racist to the mix. Her history of changing stories and accusing men, who otherwise have a pretty solid reputation with past relationships, of outlandish things, it is easy in this case to believe she is lying. It fits with her pattern.

        As for racism, I think there are two different conversations going on here. I have noticed that many people of color define racism as a power issue. If you are in a place of higher power, you are inherently racist. Many whites define racism as openly expressing hatred towards another race. So after a fashion, you are both correct in your arguments of racism. The word itself is highly charged and has mixed definitions. Therefore, it is difficult to have a rational conversation when words like “all”, “always”, “none” and “never” are used. While it may be true that as a group, whites have more power than people of color, there are cases of whites having less power and some people of color (our president for example or even Ms. Berry) as having substantially more power. Therefore, not all whites are racist by definition of power. But yes, most whites have more power and opportunity than most people of color.

      • Bunbun says:

        WTW, so did you think your husband was an exception when you met him?

      • Alice too says:

        @WTW: I’m guessing from your comments that you are probably from the US?

        Gabriel is Canadian. Canada does not have the same history regarding slavery (didn’t have it) nor enforced segregation (didn’t have it either). As I’m sure you know, Canada was also the last stop of the Underground Railroad. A recent survey of under 35′s in Canada show that 99% of them support interracial marriage. Which is not to say that racism doesn’t exist in Canada, but it’s not the supercharged, history driven, culturally entrenched issue that it seems to be in parts of the US. Completely different mentality due to a completely different history.

        All of that to say: I personally think she tossed in the accusations of racism against Aubry because she thought it would score her points and sympathy with the California judge. And she thought it would score her points and sympathy with her US fan base, most of whom would find it believable within their own frame of reference. I have little doubt they got into insult slinging matches, Berry seems to enjoy the drama and I suspect she’s the sort of person who will push and push until it happens. He may well have called her a psychotic b*tch and all sorts of other things. But tossing in the fact that she’s a POC just isn’t any sort of a “default” slur (for lack of a better word since she was claiming he used it as something derogatory) for someone who grew up in Canada because it carries no “weight”. I’d be far more willing to believe he called her an Anglo (as in the language) psychotic b*tch or an American psychotic b*tch. Those would actually mean something to a French-Canadian.

      • Anna says:

        @jc126 Just because you have never heard of it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist or happen. It happens all the time; dating, marrying, or falling in love with someone of race other than your own does not erase your upbringing or your place in society in terms of privilege. I have know the children of people who married one race (in this case a white man who married a black woman) and still vocally maintained his racism. Imagine growing up with that. It happens and much more than you might want to believe.

        The point is as @WTW articulates that our society is founded and infused with white supremacism as a way of being, as the lens through which almost every situation and individual is viewed. And often it is those who think they are the most enlightened or non-racist who act in ways or hold beliefs that are, in fact, racist and very destructive. It’s not a matter of choosing to believe this is how it is; this is the reality.

      • jc126 says:

        Oh, so people can still be racists even though they espouse no racist beliefs and try not to act as such? And this is most white people? Well this is an unproductive conversation, if people are just going to cast shade on vast swaths of the population they don’t even know.
        And since we can apparently just cite as fact things we “believe”, I believe it’s utter nonsense that racists are out marrying men and women who belong to a race they hate. I’d be willing to change that belief if provided with alternate facts from a reliable source.

  7. iknowwhatboyslike says:

    You know, I knew this was coming and I was fearing its arrival. These two are insane and I believe Halle bit off more than she could chew. I just want Nahla and Maceo to be safe. She’s a woman that seriously needs to be by herself. She’s obviously unstable.

  8. Dena says:

    Tempers and supposed crazy aside, I wonder if some of the differences are national/cultural expectations re: women, families, and work. I wonder if work allowed Halle a convenient escape, if she lives to work, or if it’s one of those things that she wanted the work/producing opportunity and that caused problems. I wonder if he felt like “I’ve achieved what I wanted and have the money and can truly afford the leisure so let’s kick back” and she didn’t. In the end, even when some things just can’t be forgiven, some time the end is just truly about the basics and I wonder if, in the end, this one just sort of came down to asymmetric lifestyles, wants, needs and desires.

  9. Loopy says:

    Damn Laura Wasser must be loaded,how does she find the time to take every case in Hollywood, she must have a million associates.

  10. Naya says:

    I know it’s about to get crazy here so I’ll just say my piece and be out. She filed under pseudonyms so the press wouldn’t have easy access to the papers and she had the standard “amicable divorce” press release. It’s him who is preparing to go dirty, by firstly refiling and then putting out word that he will contest the prenup. Under these circumstances I have no problem with her PR leaking to TMZ. Its not even a preemptive strike, its self defense. Sadly there’s a kid in the middle.

    • Zip says:

      I have no idea about this kind of stuff: Is the filing valid when pseudonyms are used?

    • swack says:

      Maybe he was advised by his lawyer to file for the divorce. Where does it say that he is contesting the prenup? That has not been put out there by him or his lawyer. We don’t know what was included in the prenup. Also, I don’t follow your reasoning as to why he will be the one to get down and dirty. Why should he have to use pseudonyms when filing? Also, just because she had the “amicable divorce” press release doesn’t mean she won’t get down and dirty about it. To me it’s a way of laying the path to make him look like the bad guy. And that is just an opinion and not what she is truly doing. Let’s see how it plays out before we start blaming one party or the other.

      • Neah23 says:

        People Magazine says that he contesting the prenup by seeking spousal support and Hella what to stick with what they agreed to in the prenup.

      • swack says:

        @Neah23, read the article and here is what it says: “However, while Berry asks for no spousal support for either party, and for the costs of raising their child to be shared as per terms of their prenup, Martinez asks for issues of spousal support to be sorted out at a later date.” It’s a poorly written sentence because you can’t tell if spousal support is part of the prenup or not. But it does not say that he is asking for spousal support, only that it be looked at later on – so it sounds like spousal support was not part of the prenup. Just the way I read it and could be wrong.

      • Neah23 says:

        I’m not sure if it was this article, but last night on People.com they made it seem like it was not apart of the prenup and Oliver was ask for seeking spousal support.

    • snowflake says:

      I hope he screws her worse than she did Gabe Aubrey. I hope he sucks her dry. It was so dirty, the way she did Gabe. I stopped watching TMZ for awhile because they were so obviously biased towards Halle.

  11. Tania says:

    I think it’s really low to subtly imply that your ex contributed to the failure of your marriage because you couldn’t run off to France. Smh

    • greenmonster says:

      My thoughts exactly. That is an awful thing to do. So all would have been rainbows and unicorns if they could have moved to France? It would have been the same people aka same situation only in a different country.

    • vauvert says:

      She has been dragging Gabriel through the mud constantly and making his life hell after he would not just quietly walk away from being a parent to their daughter. Between that and being a hit and run driver I absolutely cannot stand the woman. Always playing the victim, she is never taking responsibility for anything. Gabriel was too good for her.

      • Jaded says:

        You’re right vauvert – people with narcissistic personality disorder, which I’m sure she has, tend to never accept blame for their bad behaviour. it’s always the other person’s fault, and they will stop at nothing to ruin them. I’ve known and worked with people like that and they are seriously scary.

  12. vanessa says:

    lol halle is so predictable, i knew she would pull something like that

  13. Cannibell says:

    Pulling for the kids. Frankly, I think Gabriel should get custody of the pair, at least until the dust settles. (And yes, there is sort of a precedent – Tiger Lily Hutchence’s parents were both dead, but the court awarded custody to Paula Yates’ ex, Bob Geldof, because Tiger Lily’s sisters were his kids.)

    And whoever it was last night that referenced India Benet, Eric’s daughter (whose mother died in a car crash when she was an infant), thank you. Halle showered all kinds of love on that child and was planning to adopt her, and the minute the marriage was over, she dropped the kid like a hot rock.

    • Tara says:

      And yet she was telling the press that she would continue to treat her like a daughter. I remember that.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      @Cannibell….I was the one that referenced Benet’s daughter….I just remember thinking that poor girl, when all that went down…I mean Benet was a cheater, but poor India’s Mom had died and Halle came in and said she was going to be her Mom, and would adopt her and love her, even after the split with Benet. I realize, that would have been a difficult situation for Halle, but I my heart just broke for that little girl…

      • notasugarhere says:

        Sandra Bullock made similar statements around her divorce (“We will co-parent these children”) especially about JJ’s youngest daughter, Sunny. All that disappeared, but since Bullock is popular, that and her close friendship with Handler don’t get brought up much.

      • MrsBPitt says:

        I agree that Sandra did the same thing to her step children, but as I said above…I just don’t know how it could be done, whether it be Halle or Sandra…How do you mother the child of your ex, when you move on from him…I just meant I felt sorry for the little girl, and I feel sorry for Sandra’s step kids, too…especially the youngest one…

      • swack says:

        @notasugarhere & @MrsBPitt – could be the father of these children no longer allowed Sandra or Halle to be in the daughters’ lives. We really don’t know the situation and it is sad for the children.

      • notasugarhere says:

        I think Benet has given statements that he was really hurt for his daughter. The cheating was his fault, but his daughter was not at fault. Not sure in the Bullock-James case.

    • thelazylioness says:

      This may be slightly OT, but I am estranged from my mother. She was verbally and emotionally abusive to me even into adulthood. Somehow she’s gotten away with it meaning that my family chose to side with her. What I thought was so telling of her meanspiritness was when her ex sister in law died, who was her closest friend, she cut ties with her daughter, her niece. And even after that awful move, she still gets no one calling her out. To this day she doesn’t acknowledge my birthday or any holiday even after I sent word to her through my brother that I was thinking of her on her birthday. I’m not a parent, but I don’t think this is normal behavior from a mother.

  14. vauvert says:

    When is Halle going to take some time for some real psychotherapy? She needs it and her kids need a mother who stops being such a drama queen and a selfish, self absorbed woman. Do I believe Oliver is a d*bag? Yes, but we all knew that. Look at his dating history, he does not treat his partners well. Do I believe he was violent with her? Not really, he has never done that in his past relationships. The fight with Gabriel was – I believe – at her instigation and with her blessing and at the time he probably felt he was defending his lover/fiancée, etc. he may feel quite different now. At least I hope he does. The worst part is that if he truly wants to go back to France and wants to be involved in his child’s like like Gabriel did, this will be a custody fight to eclipse Kelly’s crazy. At least there one parent is acting like a mature responsible adult.
    In a way I feel like this is no less than Halle deserves after the way she ruined Gabriel’s life and the unproven way she bad mouthed all her exes, but I feel sorry that she now has two little ones caught in her drama. For their sake (because Nahla will be affected almost as much as Maceo by the insane fighting) I hope they sort it quickly.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I don’t remember reading comments from his ex-girlfriends that he didn’t treat them well. Minogue is known to defend him regarding their relationship during her breast cancer treatment.

      • vauvert says:

        I don’t think it was comments from his exes either. There seems to be a general consensus that he is a serial dater, he cheats and he leaves. I would call that treating his partners badly. I only remember when he left Kylie right during or after her cancer treatment. Now I know they weren’t married, so obviously he didn’t “have” to stick around a sick woman, God forbid, but it was callous.

      • notasugarhere says:

        My point is, his exes haven’t said negative things about him. So at this point, anything you think about how he treated them would seem speculative. If Minogue defended his behavior regarding her illness, it would seem she doesn’t have a problem with whatever happened and what he did or didn’t do.

      • JaneFR says:

        She more than once said how much support he had given her during her cancer treatment. They stayed togother for 5 years. Her cancer was in 2005, they split in 2007. Even thow he got caught cheating on her, she only had good thing to say about him.
        I would not call not wanting to be invested in a relationship a bad treatment. From what sorvino said, he seems to have been honest about his disinterest in settling down.

  15. Tara says:

    I absolutely believe Halle is in cohoots with TMZ and People. What’s even more annoying is she then likes to turn around and complain about her privacy being violated. I can believe Olivier has a bad temper however. He’s already shown that. She has horrible taste in men and is drama, drama, drama.

  16. Talie says:

    The common denominator is her…her recent breakups have been MESSY. I’m not saying he’s not a kook either because he clearly is, but she needs to tell her PR to relax.

  17. grabbyhands says:

    “…..they split because he has a violent, hair trigger temper”. And since she no longer needed it to use against Gabriel Aubry, she really had no further use for him or the marriage.

    I had hoped that maybe she wised up, but the fact that after ALL this, she is still trying to get hits off her ex, tells me that the crazy is just beginning for this latest divorce. That Olivier Martinez has anger issues seems obvious, but I expect we will start seeing a steady stream of the same “abusive racist” stories that we saw when she and Aubry split.

    • Sochan says:

      She didn’t wise up 20 years ago when one of her earlier boyfriends beat her deaf in one ear. She continued dating/marrying horrible men … expect for Gabriel Aubry who she then ran through the ringer. Interesting that, non? The one guy who was actually decent she tried to destroy. Never a nasty word uttered about the serial cheaters and beaters, though.

      • That’s usually how it goes–my aunt is like that. Her previous boyfriends all either hit or verbally abused her or sat at home doing nothing, while she went to work and then came home and waited on them hand and foot. When she FINALLY gets a boyfriend that wants to support her while she goes to school, pay for the things that she wants (and her kids), she walks alllll over him and treats him like crap.

      • paddyjr says:

        She didn’t have a pawn, I mean child, with any of the serial cheaters and beaters. Gabriel made the same mistake as Daniel Giersch: he actually wanted to be part of his child’s life and not just a sperm donor. Halle’s victim act is getting a bit old. The fact that Olivier beat Gabriel while Nahla was present (at least inside the house) didn’t clue her in that he could be violent? I’m not making a judgment on his ability to control his temper, just pointing out he can be violent (whether provoked or cajoled). I remember when Halle had a relatively minor role in The Flinstones movie about 20 years ago. A series of dolls was produced for the movie, but Halle’s character wasn’t included in the series. Halle claimed it was because she was black.

  18. Liberty says:

    Episode One of Bad Guys

    In need of extra cash to help raise the small daughter he shares with a high-spirited actress, a male model reluctantly offers a spare room in his LA flat on Airbnb. A macho Frenchman shows up and accepts the room for the weekend. Five days later, the model asks when the macho French man will be leaving. The Frenchman explodes with his non-stereotypical Gallic rage and refuses to leave in a tough and violent way, throwing a chocolate croissant and shouting violently that with his minimum language skills from his distant but paparazzi-free country, he understood the rental was for life and if it is not so, he will destroy the male model among all companies offering jeans and boxers and break his perfect nose too. “Why you have a high-trigger temper!” says the male model in amazement. ‘You must stay, by studying you I can learn to deal with my high-spirited ex, Miss X, the mother of my charming daughter!”

    “Mon dieu!” shouts the non-sterotypical French man. “She is my ex too and the mother of my son too who is in my backpack, there, and she is the reason I need to rent a room for the rest of my life!” Though worlds apart in nationality, hair color and height, the pair immediately bond. They know their friendship will lead to untold hijinks due to their differences, but they will try to hang together to survive and raise their kids and learn about women. At that moment, the doorbell rings. It is their neighbor Miss Y, another actress, hoping to borrow some white shirts and white sweaters for her next pap stroll. The new friends look at each other: Understanding women is going to be hard!

  19. Sochan says:

    I think one thing about Halle is that she comes from a broken relationship with her father who was abusive and later absent. I don’t know that she ever in her life had a relationship with a man that was wholesome, safe, constant, and healthy. One of her earlier boyfriends beat her so bad she is still deaf in one ear. The time she seemed really happy and glowing was the early days with Gabriel and she ruined that. Second thing: I think Halle is a very sexual woman — no problem there — but if she doesn’t know what it means or feels like to have a stable and healthy relationship with a man then it’s likely that the one constant is great sex which she then equates with love. I don’t know. I don’t know her. But she seems to get with not-great guys who she is hot for, as if being hot for them is the defining factor because there is no other healthier defining factor. When it stops being so hot then all the other things come to the front.

    • belle de jour says:

      This is not an unusual profile for a person who was abused by an authority figure, but never got adequate help or therapy. Later in life, they are drawn to partners who ‘feel like home’ (are similarly abusive, have control issues), and they repeat their familiar role as victim. If they do try to break the pattern and end up with a partner who is not abusive, they lose respect for that partner and turn abusive themselves. Because they have such severe self esteem issues, they can never trust or respect the kind of partner who does not treat them ‘how they deserve.’ They hate kindness and fairness and gentleness in that person because it makes them so uncomfortable, and they can never accept it – much less treasure or relish it.

  20. Nancy says:

    He has a violent temper, really? Exhibit A would be the picture of Aubrey’s face. She isn’t exactly calm, cool and collected herself. This will be ugly and I hope we don’t get a daily update but the chances of that are slim to none and we all now slim done left town for a more sane calm environment.

  21. K says:

    I feel like Halle is always the “innocent” party in the end of her relationships but yet they always fall apart. I think at a certain point if none of your relationships work you have to start looking in the mirror and own your part and she NEVER does that. They are always violent, lazy or jealous. If that is truly the case then she has to ask why is she always picking these people.

    Sorry but I think she might be projecting her behavior on to them. Whatever she needs to look in the mirror and grow up.

  22. jinni says:

    So now his violent temper is a problem? It wasn’t a problem when he was beating up for first kids father. Hell she married him and brought another child into this circus after that incident, so it’s not like she didn’t know he had a temper before she decided to make it legal.

    I feel bad for the kids, especially Maceo because at least Nahla has one sane parent. Well at least the kids have each other to cling through the mess that will be their childhoods.

  23. QQ says:

    Halle needs to sit out from dating, also if all your exes are in more or less non scandalous lond term relationships then mayyyybbbee you are the turd in the punchbowl?!?

  24. Bishg says:

    These two fools had no business getting together.
    Regardless, they still decided to bring a child into this mess.

  25. Bucketbot13 says:

    I do realise it’s wrong to point fingers only on the woman, but in this case the public only knows Halle and her history and doesn’t care about the men (other than for the sake of the kids) and i say so out of concern for her so here: Halle needs to realise she’s got a pattern with men. If the past is any indicator this is going to get messy and everyone could see the end of this marriage at the begining, except for Halle. I wonder if she has people around her to give her advice or is she as stubborn/difficult as she seems, and people don’t tell her anything in order to not upset her.

  26. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I just feel for those children. They have had such an unstable life. It must feel like nothing lasts, nothing is safe, Mommy is always sad…

  27. JenniferJustice says:

    I find it bothersome – so many comments that Halle has bad taste in men. If a person keeps choosing partners with a sordid history, displays tempermental outburts, known cheaters, etc. isn’t the person seeking these partners out just as culpable. I’m sure there’s some pathology behind hooking up with amoral people and it’s more than just choosing the wrong men. There is something wrong with HER. She already brought one child into teh world with a man she attempted to completely destroy when the relationship failed and that was not in Nahla’s best interest. Then she hooks up with a volatile man and has another child and same thing – marriage failed, so the fists come out. She’s just as much to blame in my eyes. SHE LIKES DRAMA!! And at the expense of innocent kids caught in the middle. Can’t stand this woman. She is selfish, arrogant, controlling, and all about herself. I’d say any man that hooked up with her has awful taste in women as well.

  28. Kate says:

    Well, then, Olivier will quickly realize that California ain’t Europe, and prenuptial agreements are routinely upheld here in the U.S. as long as there was no fraud or coercion involved. The only avenue he has available to get her money is child support, so he’s going to go that route.

  29. Pandy says:

    Ha ha. I’m just getting my bowl of popcorn. I’ll be right back.

  30. funcakes says:

    I’m going to throw a theory out there. Could it be that Halle had a business like agreement drawn up that Olivier agree to marry her for monetary compensation? This way Halle would have looked like the more stable parent so she could win sole custody of her daughter. Additional money would be given if Olivier could help her become a French citizen because she thought the judge would side with her to take Nilah to France.

    Too crazy to be a theory?

  31. JustJen says:

    They announced their divorce on the day of a full moon, he’s a violent jerk and she’s Sean Young level BSC. This is only the beginning.

  32. anne_000 says:

    Considering that Olivier beat up Gabriel BEFORE he married Halle, I don’t see how Halle could be surprised that this guy has a violent temper.

    So, was Olivier’s beat down of Gabriel partly based on his not being able to move to France because the latter wanted his daughter in the US?

  33. Elizabeth says:

    Of course, he has a temper. Every man she’s ever dated has had a bad temper. It’s something she goes for, so people will feel sorry for her when she gets beat on.

  34. notasugarhere says:

    Halle Berry & Olivier split because he ‘has a violent, hair-trigger temper’

    And we’re supposed to believe SHE doesn’t?

  35. lizzie says:

    halle berry needs an arsenal of therapists.

    every man she’s been with has been abusive back to when she was with david justice 100 years ago. they are abusive or sex addicts or something. she is drawn to bad men. girl – take a break! find a nice sweet man. they are out there.

    • truthSF says:

      Are you kidding? Every man she’s been with were not abusive, cheating bastards. But Halle was a nutcase way back when before she ever met David Justice.

      Halle was involved with an abusive ex way before she met D. Justice, who was more famous then she at the time. But she never revealed his name (people knew who he was). While she insinuated that David was abusive to her, she never came right out and said it or filed a police report because that was a lie. David was cheating on her (multiple times), but he was not abusing (hitting) her. Halle wanted to get back at him/ruin his reputation for cheating/leaving her. So a few months after their breakup, an article came out with Halle describing an abusive relationship in her past, everyone assumed it was about David because of their recent divorce. And he had to publicly defend himself because that story really was damaging his reputation. Heck, even today, you (and others) are still saying he was abusing Halle based on those allegations.

      As far as nice sweet men, Gabriel A. was one, Michael Ealy was smart enough to leave her crazy ass, and their were a few other not well known men she dated who were not abusive or sex addicts. But Halle is is still crazy regardless of who she dates/marries.

      • jc126 says:

        Yes, I bet it will be similar now – that she will imply lots of stuff about Olivier M. being violent – but won’t go under oath and perjure herself. Just lots of innuendo.
        I’ve always felt she probably asked OM to assault Gabriel Aubry, I don’t think that’s something he did on his own.
        And regarding her character, let’s not forget that she hit a person with her CAR and took off to try to evade responsibility.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        This! When a person hurts someone even accidentally and tries to hide it rather than get them help, that’s a serious sociopathic trait. She’s a nutcase and I don’t feel bad for her in any relationship that doesn’t pan out. I feel bad for her kids that she’s their mother and she tries desperately to be their only parent….you know, because that’s soooo good for the kids.

    • Saywhatwhen says:

      Gabriel A. was a nice, sweet man. She has no concept of what a good man is because her greatest role model may be a woman—her mother. So she doesn’t know what to look for or how to act when she enters a relationship with a good or normal man. I think Halle has an idealized image in her head of what a good man is and the problem is no man can live up to that ideal.

    • stacey says:

      dysfunctional relationships may be her comfort zone. when thats all you know, there is an odd sense of comfort when all you know is chaos and abuse.

      hopefully she gets help for this

      • JenniferJustice says:

        That’s a nice sentiment, but I still don’t feel bad for her. If she did come from a childhood of domestic violence, she has all the money in the world to get therapy. There have been no implications that she had that kind of upbringing, nor has she ever sought help on her own. No doubt, the courts have probably ordered something in the way of family counseling when she was going after Aubrey, but if so, I’m sure she only did what she had to do to comply. She is a 50+ yo woman with two little kids who are reliant on her for security and mental health and she continues to act batshi! crazy and we all know, it’s only going to get worse. I’m doubting it’s all she knows, so much as all she likes. It’s not necessarily comfortable, but her go to emotion – anger. it doesn’t necessarily mean she was a victim of anything. That’s how narcissists behave and view the world as everything affecting them rather than her kids.

      • stacey says:

        its not really a pity thing but it kinda explains her attraction t f’ed up relatiomships. she probably wouldnt even know what to do with a nice guy and a normal rationship. she’d probably sabotage it!

  36. Crumpet says:

    I say next up for her is Sean Penn. Any takers?

  37. karen2 says:

    …I feel for those kids…both of who are already made…just hope their mom supports them if they go through crazy phases later….

  38. What's inside says:

    OMG, he has a temper? Duh. Guess what though? Halle has one, too. The marriage didn’t last? OMG! Who would have thunk it? When The Ex-Halle beat up The Baby Daddy, Halle must have been over the moon because at last, at long, long last she was protected by a macho, ex-boxer, movie star from France. YAY! Unfortunately, The Ex-Halle didn’t realize that this was a phase, that Halle likes macho men, likes fighting with them, and then when it gets nasty, she is outta there. Anyway, she needs to stick to what she told Oprah, when asked about getting married again. As to her working so much, she is not getting any younger and she has to make as much as she can while there are still roles to be had.

  39. Ravensdaughter says:

    Gee, ya think? I would have kicked his a– out of the house after his violent assault of Gabriel Aubrey; however, in Halle’s case, I wonder if she encouraged Martinez to pick a fight with Aubrey. She has “issues”.

  40. AlmondJoy says:

    Whew so many cold hearted people… I can almost see the glee dripping from the comments lol… You guys are so happy that this has happened.

    I’m sure expressing my opinion here is very pointless, but I’ll say it anyway. I don’t buy the “Halle is a nutjob” thing that people love to insist on. Does she have possible mental issues? For sure. As do many of us. Does she deal with demons from her past? Probably. I’m also surprised that people are talking about the amount of men she’s had relationships with. The average woman has had multiple failed relationships. And I refuse to believe that every single man she’s been with has been an angel while she was the evil aggressor. Not sure why so many people love to celebrate her failings.

    • vauvert says:

      No one is saying the men are angels – have you been reading the comments?? EVERYONE except Halle, apparently, could see that OM was not a good husband material. By now most people agree that Gabel was a great guy whom she repeatedly tried to destroy – financially, in court, in the public opinion, physically – because she is more famous/richer. I mean how likely it is that on that one day, Thanksgiving, when Gabe was returning Nahla earlier than required to do her a favour, the security camera was not in function right where OM beat him? And I wonder on whose instigation?
      As for all the others – I don’t care how many partners she has had, most women nowadays do, that is not the issue at all. Get your freak on however you want, but bringing babies in the world and then claiming that the fathers are _____ whatever, to get sole custody, or to get out of paying spousal/child support, that is vile. And she did the same thing for boyfriends – all rainbows and unicorns while together but as soon as they broke up, she would start accusing them of abuse.

      • Saywhatwhen says:

        Team Vauvert. I carried Halle’s flag for a long time. But now she needs to get some cognitive therapy. At this point Halle belongs on a Reality Show. Prime Time Network T.V too classy for her at this point. Name-calling the fathers of your children in the public sphere, fighting on Thanksgiving like Jerry Springer asked for an audition tape and dragging your ex to court every five minutes for combing your baby girl’s hair , etc. and now I cannot take her seriously.

  41. thelazylioness says:

    Aubrey must be enjoying this immensely. She’s a fool. He is so incredibly beautiful and a wonderful father to boot.

  42. lucy2 says:

    As soon as the divorce was announced, I saw so many people say “wait and see, she’ll accuse him of ___” and sure enough, here we go.
    I think they’re both very difficult people, and it was probably a tumultuous match from the beginning.

  43. MrsBPitt says:

    Did anyone see the Jurrasic World….well, this divorce is going to be like the end of Jurrasic World when the T-Rex fought it out with the Giant whatever it’s name dinosaur….and just as entertaining to the public!

  44. stacey says:

    Yeah, and I’m sure she is no walk in the park.

    This divorce will be nasty!!! Will she move back to the US to spite this ex now? haha

  45. perplexed says:

    Hasn’t he had past relationships that were considered fairly normal (i.e the one with Kylie Minogue). She, on the other hand….

  46. feebee says:

    She’s probably glad she set up the beat down of Aubry way back when. That’ll only help her here.

  47. dina1258 says:

    @pinky This is not meant to be snarky, but I genuinely didn’t know that saying “race card” was now a bad thing. When did this happen? And what is the proper terminology I should be using? I’m old and apparently out of touch. Thanks. :)

    • Anna says:

      “Race card” is not a term anyone should be using. It implies that someone is using their race as an excuse which then also invalidates anything they might be saying. We know, as facts and history bear out, that racism is systemic to the U.S. and that even under the best of circumstances, is most often a factor in the way that individuals are treated, in opportunities available or not to them, and in every aspect of life. Individuals are not wrong for pointing out rightly the situations or incidents in which race is a factor.

      It has never been an okay term/phrase for anyone but (white) people who want to believe that race is not a factor, doesn’t matter, or doesn’t affect people’s lives in deeply damaging ways. It was created as a dismissive phrase–”oh, you’re just playing the race card”–so by its very existence implies the invalidity of the individual against whom it is leveled.

      So yeah, just not a good phrase to use.

      I hope that is helpful.

  48. Pmnichols says:

    Oh so now that his temper doesn’t suit her needs she’s leaving. She didn’t mind his violent temper when she sicked him on her ex. If she was that concerned she also would not have brought an innocent child into the mix. Fleeing the scene of an accident is pretty indicative of who she truly is. Always playing the victim. I don’t buy it. She’s a bad person. Period.

  49. Saywhatwhen says:

    Kaiser, what is the story on why Olivier filed papers following Halle’s filing? What is Wasser’s rationale?

    • Jasper says:

      I read somewhere that Halle filed as petitioner(sp) As in she left Oliver, So Oliver had his lawyer file the same doc stating he was the petitioner (as in he left her not the other way around) and he made sure not to use an alias.
      Not sure how correct that is though or if I even explained it right lol.

  50. Carol says:

    New People story- a source says his “explosive temper” was “profoundly frightening.” “You never knew what would set him off.” He was “emasculated” by her beauty and by her being the breadwinner. Right now the source says he wasn’t physically abusive. What is the over/under on when that changes? I think we are talking hours, not days. Of course, the “source” says she is sad and didn’t want to have to divorce him. Cue the violins.

    • vauvert says:

      Ha ha ha. he has always dated beautiful women – of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder and subjective but look at his past relationships. This is not a guy intimidated by a pretty face. As for working… who knows where the truth lies in that. On one hand a “source” says he complained she worked too much, on the other hand, her work “emasculated” him, it could really be anything. I think he could work more if he wanted – maybe not in HW but in Europe, or maybe a lot of directors refuse to cast him because he has a difficult reputation. When you are an actor there is no guarantee that you are going to be employed next month or next year. A solid couple with lots of experience in that profession understands that from the get go, and agrees to be married regardless who is earning what or not. Between them they have enough money to be comfortable regardless of what comes next.
      And this is just another example of her claims – he has a frightening temper? Well, you can’t claim that his temper is a surprise. What she means is that now when his temper is directed at her, she doesn’t like it, but it was ok when he directed it at Gabriel.

    • Christin says:

      Emasculated by her beauty? How humble she must be.

  51. Betti says:

    I get shades of Kelly Rutherford here – father is going to want shared custody and their son to visit him in France and she’ll be no way. Given how she tried to whitewash Aubrey out of Nahla’s life she will try the same with him – Oliver is no Aubrey. He will fight dirtier than she does and am sure he has dirt on her.

    Re: Money – he’ll take her for what he can get. He has no career to speak of now, hasn’t for a long time. One of the reasons his career went down the tube was his bad attitude- he’s known for being difficult to work with and thats not just him being french. And yes he will have moved on and yes there would have been overlap – he’s famous for his cheating.

  52. Terry says:

    Most of Halles’s exes now are in stable relationships without being accused of the horrible things she has said about them

    Olivier will soon be attacked in the same way but I hope he fights hard back against it.

    Kylie Minogue has said that their relationship was pretty much over before she received her diagnose. But that Oliver stayed with her and helped her until she recovered. That is why they are still close friends. He gets accused of cheating on her and leaving her while she was ill which is not true. He has never sold out Kylie to the press.

    Halle is unable to remain at least friends with some her exes, even one who is the father of her daughter which says a lot about her.

  53. Meg says:

    you left out the most biased parts of people’s article: “Oliver comes from a world where he was easily intimidated by her ability to work and that she was the breadwinner. He was emasculated by her beauty and her power, and his temper could erupt,”
    Do you really think oliver couldn’t work? the first stuff that came out was that he saw them as financially stable and not needing to work and to stay focused on family, halle makes it sound like he couldn’t work and I doubt that. Halle berry is horrible with personal realtionships so staying at home to raise kids meant she wouldn’t have to acknowledge that she settled down with a guy most women hook up with for fun after leaving a serious relationships not someone you live your life with. Plus she needs attention and staying home meant not as much attention

  54. Honeybee Blues says:

    IF she instigated the TG beat down, then OM’s holding ALL the cards. That’s all the info he needs to ruin her publicly and thus professionally. IF she had the father of her child beaten whilst that child was mere meters away, then she could very well lose custody of Nahla. And, IF she did that, she bloody well should lose custody. What a deplorable thing to do. What if Nahla was looking out the window? I just can’t…