Well, that was quick. Romance comes, romance goes, and I guess Halle Berry was serious about distancing herself “from the the bulls—t.” The 51-year-old actress recently went on an exotic tropical getaway to Bora Bora with 35-year-old British music producer Alex Da Kid, whom Halle had been dating since July. According to In Touch, the actress broke up with her beau in the middle of the trip. Ouch.
A source told the magazine that, after dumping Alex with the backdrop of the beautiful French Polynesian scenery, she had her assistant book her a flight home. I guess if you’re not feeling it, and you’ve got the means, skedaddle while the skedaddling is good.
The source went on to say that “Halle decided [Alex] was too young and his communication skills were terrible. She said she needs someone who can think for themselves and is mature, smart and all-around adventurous. The last thing Halle needs is to be in a long-term relationship with a man who doesn’t express himself well.” Talk about adding insult to injury, huh?
I guess the clues were there. There weren’t a whole lot of pics of Alex on Halle’s Instagram, just lots of those “feet selfies” (can that trend officially be over now?) – and there were no shots of the two together. Halle’s photo of some yummy-looking tropical drinks with the enigmatic (yet delighfully punny) caption, “Cheers to pour decisions,” seems to make more sense now.
Halle, who just a few months ago promoted taking some time for herself, seemed to bounce back from the breakup just fine. On Sunday, she posted a selfie to Instagram, sipping a coffee and looking pensively towards the horizon with the caption, “There’s no place like home.” That same day she was spotted shopping in West Hollywood with her kids, four-year-old son Maceo and nine-year-old daughter Nahla.
As much as dumping someone during what was supposed to be a romantic getaway sucks, at least Alex could nurse his wounds with a beachside piña colada or something. We are only getting one side of the story here, but, as someone who dumped her younger beau for somewhat similar reasons, I can totally identify. Life’s short and you should spend your days with someone who makes you happy. Maybe work on your timing for next time though, Halle.
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