Halle Berry on her custody battle ‘sometimes you reach an impasse’

Halle Berry did an interview with Extra to help publicize her work with the Jenesse center for abused and battered women and children. (Video above and here.) Halle looked really hot in a lot cut fuschia dress that she wore to a fundraiser for the center over the weekend. Her face was impossibly smooth and glowing. If I could get some injectables, laser resurfacing and Botox and look as supernaturally perfect as Halle I would do it in a heartbeat. I’d probably get the dermatologist who ended up making me look like Jill Zarin, though. Maybe it’s genetics plus injectables though, like some people look more normal after getting work done.

Halle told Terri Seymour about how she helped set up a special room with clothing, art and educational materials at the shelter called “Nahla’s world.” She said that there’s a stigma associated with staying at a shelter but that she wanted to create something aspirational for the women there. Terri asked about Halle’s boyfriend, Oliver Martinez, who went to the fundraising event to support her. Halle got kind of excited and said “he is really proud and you know, he’s inspired. He’s got his own ideas of how he can get involved in the center and help the boys… be sort of a male figure.”

Terri said it’s been a year since she saw Halle at the last fundraiser and asked her what her year has been like. She answered. “It’s been a year full of challenges, but every year seems challenging in one way or another.” As for whether custody is going well she said “It is, and you know what, that’s a relief. When there’s a child involved, it’s a relief when you can resolve things in a good way. Our issues were never about fighting for her, you know? We know that a child needs both parents but I think what I want to say about it is that sometimes as a couple you reach an impasse. We need a court and a judge to help us work out some of the delicate issues, and I’m so happy we’ve arrived at that place… because for her sake, this is the best way. So we’re good… It’s a huge relief, because we both love her more than life.”

Halle talks a good game and you could tell she was being careful about how she phrased things. Extra! reports that this is the first time she’s spoken publicly about her custody battle, and I could have sworn that wasn’t the case. Only Halle has just leaked stories to the press in the past to try and make Gabriel out to be the bad guy. When she finally deigns to talk publicly, she couches everything in vague concepts like she was just an average mom getting a divorce who didn’t exploit her daughter’s normal emotions about her parents splitting up in order to try and malign her ex. She probably feels like she handled it all normally too, because the end result is that she’s reached a peaceful agreement with Gabriel. Rumor has it that he had some real dirt on her and that’s why she was so willing to play nice.




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  1. Eve says:

    So “impasse” is how she calls going ballistic on her former boyfriend in hopes she’d get full custody of their daughter and people siding with her?

  2. Addie says:

    That part about the inpasse seemed..I don’t know rehearsed and like she is keeping the crazy at bay by telling people what they want to hear.

    I don’t by what she’s selling

  3. Twez says:

    Crazy bitch or not, she is gorgeous and her tits are amazing.

  4. Marjalane says:

    Hmmmmmm, I guess maybe she earned that Oscar after all….

  5. L says:

    I’m sorry, but I will NEVER be able to look at her the same again.

    When I see these photos, I don’t see beauty. I just see a cold, calculating and crazy shrew. Warranted or not on my part, idk, but all that crap she pulled and the game she played with her childs relationship with her father was just GROSS.

  6. Quest says:

    Just amazing. Ah still waiting for the crazies to come out of the closely guarded closet. Call this the Green Washing of her craziness

  7. Ell says:

    So now she decides to acknowledge Gabrielle’s love for his daughter.

    I’m pleased for Nahla’s sake they’re putting her first but I think Halle’s public image will be forever tarnished now she’s shown her true colours.

  8. Stephy2585 says:

    I may be just fairly uninformed but I want to believe what she’s saying..
    It sounds genuine and, she’s so pretty it hurts my eyeballs.

  9. Vee says:

    Yep, this woman tried to character assassinate the father of her child in the press. Only when it completely backfired on her did she decide to play nice. Not buying it Halle!

  10. sam says:

    “Our issues were never about fighting for her”. That statement sums it all up for me. There were a lot of terrible accusations made against Gabriel. If they were true, I can completely understand why you go through a custody battle and fight for your child. But for her to say it was never about Nahla – that tells me that she used her child as a pawn in some sort of game with er ex. And that’s just wrong.

  11. Whatever says:

    Um, I don’t think she played nice at all. She accused him of abuse, racial slurs and leaked stories that she ‘feared’ for her daughter. That’s horrible. Since her games didn’t work and the court set custody, she is now making it look like she was so cooperative, but nobody’s buying it.

  12. dread pirate cuervo says:

    That dress screams Frederick’s of Hollywood, but if my boobies looked like that, I’d probably have them out all the time, too.

  13. sunseeker says:

    A lady on another site made a comment about seeing Gabriel twice with his daughter just lately and he was being a real caring dad stroking her back as she fell asleep on his shoulder. Gabriel has kept well out of it and I think he would never have made any remarks if Halle hadn’t maligned him in the beginning.

  14. Lisa says:

    @L-Me too….Every time I see her now, this image pops in my head of her of going batsh*t crazy…They say, “Pretty is as pretty does.”, so that negates her physical beauty to me. I can’t even watch a Revlon commercial anymore, wonder if her representing Revlon has had any affect on their bottom line, hmmm.

  15. mel says:

    I dont buy what Halle is saying. She is trying to go on this PR campaign to make herself look good and clean up what she said about Gabe. I cant stand her anymore. Crazy-azz biotch.

  16. dorothy says:

    She would be doing herself a favor if she would just shut-up about it.

  17. OXA says:

    She is still maligning Gabe by saying it was never about fighting for Nahla when it was all about her. The kids father had to go to court to ask that his name be on the birth certificate so he could fight to have visitation with his kid while Berry was taking her to the other side of the country.

  18. bluhare says:

    Of course it was fighting for Nahla, and she thought she had it in the bag after the “n” word thing. Does she think we’re all stupid?

    I note she’s still playing the childcare issues as well. Read yesterday she’s pulled out of a Broadway play because of custody issues or something like that. Guess she’s the only person in the entertainment biz who has so much trouble.

  19. KattyKat says:

    When is this one coming out as bipolar 1 (or maybe schizo 1?). She makes CZJ and Nic Cage put together look perfectly balanced. I’d rate her at a low Sheen on the scale of mental disorders. She IS beautiful.

  20. Tazina says:

    She did say some negative things about the father to the press. Perhaps she was surprised how this turned on her, how people saw it as a lying ploy to gain sympathy for herself in the custody fight. Well, time will tell if she has done a turn-around. It’s in her best interests to cut out the crazy and give this obviously loving father fair access to his child.

  21. John Wayne Lives says:

    @ L Cosign!! ITA…

    And she only stfu and decided to play nice when, to her shock, all the bs she was throwing out got flung right back at her.

  22. sunseeker says:

    This from an article in PEOPLE MAG
    She didn’t pull out of the play because of custody issues,” says the source. “She had a conflict of work.
    So why did the Producer say it was Custody Issues.

  23. Anti-icon says:

    She always does well in interviews. Always. She’s got game. I hope this is all true, for little Nahla’s sake. (But I have this gut feeling that Halle is insanely jealous.)

  24. Jamie says:

    Impasse? Oh, you mean you acting unreasonably and wanting your child all to yourself without allowing her to see her father, even though he hasn’t done anything up to this point (that we know of at least) to receive that type of treatment? I don’t call that an impasse. I call it being a self-centered bitch.

    Eve, my thoughts exactly!

    Vee, exactly. I’m not buying it, either.

    sunseeker, I don’t feel Gabriel would have made any remarks either if Halle hadn’t attacked him first. He felt the need to defend himself because of that and who could blame him, when she was trying to paint him as this horrible father? haha Good point in your post just above about the producer saying it was custody issues. lol

  25. Joe's Mom says:

    @ L, #5: Exactly how I feel. I used to really like Halle, and was so happy for the 3 of them. Little did I know.

  26. harfang says:

    @Twez thanks: Crazy bitch or not, she is gorgeous and her tits are amazing. [2]

  27. sunseeker says:

    TMZ just had this headline
    Halle Berry, Gabriel Aubry Back In Court — No Deal
    The big dispute until today was over Halle’s right to take Nahla with her when she left L.A. to work, but now the judge is trying to “look more globally at the custody arrangement.”

  28. Camille says:

    Oh, there’s that fug $5 hooker dress again. Yuck.

  29. jemshoes says:

    Impasse? I guess you could call it that – if you suddenly found yourself tried and hung in the public court of opinion. And if your spin team suddenly realised, too late, that your crazy has irreparably damaged your image and career. Jane Austen uses a great phrase in Persuasion – heartless elegance – that pretty much sums up the veneer of beauty we see on the outside masking the ugliness on the inside.

  30. Hakura says:

    @L“I’m sorry, but I will NEVER be able to look at her the same again.
    When I see these photos, I don’t see beauty. I just see a cold, calculating and crazy shrew. Warranted or not on my part, idk, but all that crap she pulled and the game she played with her childs relationship with her father was just GROSS.

    Cosign. =/ I wish I were one of those people who could let things go enough to still enjoy a celebrity/actor/singer after they do something horrid, but I just can’t.

    I wasn’t a huge fan of ‘Bones’, but I loved David Boreanaz… Until I heard about all of his horrible extracurricular activity while his wife was pregnant. He’s a scum bag, & it’s ruined him for me. So my list is:

    – Chris Brown
    – John Mayer
    – Mel Gibson
    – Charlie Sheen
    – David Boreanaz
    – Paris Hilton
    – Leann Rimes+ EC
    – Kanye West
    – Polanski
    – And now, Halle Berry.

    I feel like I’m forgetting someone… crap. There are just so many. x_x