Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez spent Christmas in Paris, without drama (or Nahla)

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez were in Paris for Christmas – these are pics of them on Sunday, in his-and-her leather. I hate that I love what both of them are wearing. I wanted to be able to mock it… but they both look incredibly attractive in these pics. His-and-her leather, his-and-her t-necks, his-and-her hair products… but it oddly works on them, at least aesthetically. They were photographed as they checked out two churches in Paris, St. Sulpice and St-Germain des Pres, and there are rumors that they were scouting for a wedding location. Will they marry in Paris? Eh. Sure, why not. Note the interesting little aside in this Us Weekly story:

It looks like Christmas is going to be a lot more peaceful than Thanksgiving was for Halle Berry.

On Sunday Dec. 23, the Oscar-winning actress, 46, was radiant and relaxed during a lovey-dovey stroll with her fiancé Olivier Martinez in Paris. Wearing a blue navy coat and leather pants, Berry and her Frenchman beau, also 46, walked through the city’s Saint-Germain-des-Pres neighborhood — taking in such tourist sites as the local church.

It’s just what the couple of about two years need right now, after kicking off the extended holiday season on a less-than-cheery note. The Cloud Atlas actress’ ex, model Gabriel Aubry, got into a violent Thanksgiving day brawl with former boxer Martinez at Berry’s L.A. home — with both men sustaining noticeable injuries in a fight regarding Nahla, Berry and Aubry’s 4-year-old daughter.

And Paris holds a special place in Berry’s heart: At the center of her custody dispute with Calvin Klein model Aubry, 36, was her desire to move Nahla to France full-time — a request recently denied by a judge. In the wake of the Thanksgiving Day fight, both Berry and Aubry went back to court before quickly settling.

“Halle and Gabriel came to an agreement because they don’t want her to [Nahla] to be negatively affected,” a source told Us.

Nahla is reportedly in Los Angeles with her father for the holiday.

[From Us Weekly]

Yeah, how do we know for sure that Gabriel Aubry came into (and out of) the custodial negotiations in a strong position? Because he was in LA with Nahla for Christmas and Halle and Olivier were in Paris, coordinating their outfits. Well, I hope Nahla had a quiet, peaceful and happy Christmas after her clusterf—k of a Thanksgiving. And I hope Halle and Olivier figure out a way to co-exist with Halle’s baby-daddy without another drama explosion in a few months.

Also, what is with Olivier’s mom jeans? He’s been wearing those horrible things for months!! YIKES.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. brin says:

    Nothing like a beatdown to knock some sense into them. I hope things remain peaceful. Glad Nahla got to spend a pap free Christmas with her dad.

    • LadyBird83 says:

      Yep, I think there was something to that beat down. They settled oddly quick. Especially after a what 3 year custody battle? And no Xmas photo op? Good for Nahla.

    • LadyBird83 says:

      Yep, I think there was something to that beat down. They settled oddly quick. Especially after a what 3 year custody battle? And no Xmas photo op?

    • LadyBird83 says:

      Yep, I think there was something to that beatdown. They settled oddly quick. Especially after a what 3 year custody battle? And no Xmas photo op?

    • Annie says:

      And why did this happen? Because Olivier kicked Gabriel’s ass pretty badly and then cried a river and called the police making Gabriel look like the bad guy when he was the one beaten to a pulp. Then the next day Olivier was smirking while buying booze. Perhaps Gabriel has a strong case against them since there were cameras on the property showing he was telling the truth and how he was (probably) provoked. They convinced him to not press charges to save their own asses, negotiated something like holidays, etc. I’m also thinking that perhaps little Nahla saw everything, so maybe she’s not too crazy about her stepdad anymore now that he beat up her dad. Daddy will always be daddy. She’s going to love him more, always. This wasn’t good for Olivier if he wants to be part of her life. I would HATE any man who hurt my dad. Little girls are ridiculously loyal to their dads.

      This is what I get from it, anyway. They went too far and they know it so they’re giving Gabriel everything he wants.

      • gogoGorilla says:

        I agree.

        I also find it curious that there hasn’t been much (if any) mention of them in the press AT ALL since all of that went down. Therefore, I think the settlement also included a “no more media stories” clause.

        Also – am I the only one who finds O’s jeans to be atrocious??? I can’t believe Kaiser thinks they look good. I think he borrowed them from the set of “Grease.”

      • Annie says:

        Those jeans ARE horrid – especially since they seem to be the only pair he owns. Yuck.

  2. lainey says:

    Good, I hope they stay there. Oh My goodness the paparazzi was taking their pictures. wow, thought Halie said it was different in Paris

    • Amy625 says:

      When it comes to kids, there are laws for the paps. It has nothing to do with adults. Halle never said there weren’t paps in France.

    • RocketMerry says:

      What I love about these pics is the look of unhappiness and misery on Halle’s face.
      Being with your new lovah, in a completely different country and, above all, with NO drama isn’t really that satisfying, is it Halle?

      • melca blue says:

        How is a little smile translate to unhappiness and misery? Are we looking at the same picture?

      • Steph says:

        She does look sad in the first picture. She is separated from her daughter for a holiday. Even if she is having a good time with Olivier, sadness is bound to creep in.
        That being said, good for Nahla. No drama for Christmas.

      • TG says:

        @rocketmerry – I agree Halle looks miserable. But, then I would too if I was attached to an old geezer in mom jeans. Don’t believe for a second Halle has settled and will work amicable with Gabe and do what is in her daughter’s best interest. This trip to the church is proof of that. The fact that she is still with that violent beast is also proof. This woman will never change Halle wants what halle wants. Her daughter’s needs mean nothing to her. She and olivier are vicious and violent and will not stop until Gabe is dead or she has wrested nahla out of his life forever one way or another.

      • Samantha says:

        She does look sad, and it’s more than the expression on her face. There’s no joy in her eyes whatsoever.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Maybe being such a vengeful bitch has finally taken it’s toll.

      • Luxe says:

        Yep, eyes don’t lie and that’s the first thing I noticed when I looked at these pics. She’s not that good of an actress. Whatever they had planned at Thanksgiving backfired massively and she’s probably regretting it b/c now people are watching and she’s exceeded her shenanigans allowance. She probably figured Paris at Christmas would mean her living there with Nahla permanently, but it didn’t work.

    • Msbock says:

      Yeah that was my first thought when I saw the pics…no paps in Paris ehhhh?

  3. Amy625 says:

    Gabriel having Nahla for Christmas doesn’t mean anything. Divorced/broken up parent always rotate holidays. He may have visition for Christmas before the Thanksgiving fight.

    • Tazina says:

      Other sites are saying that Nahla will be joining them in France shortly. She is in Canada with Gabriel Aubry and his family.

      • Loulou says:

        A sane and wholesome place to be.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @LouLou, who wrote: “A sane and wholesome place to be.”

        How do you know that? We don’t know anything at all about Gabriel’s family in Canada. Heck, we don’t know anything at all about his ‘life’ in Canada–or his life before Halle, except that he was an International model.

        And that’s what bugs me most about these ‘come on y’all, let’s hate on Halle!’ threads. Yes, even more than the hate.

        Would it be too much to ask the Celebitchy staff to ‘balance’ all the Halle relationship information–past and present–with some of Gabriel’s as well? He didn’t just spring from the cabbage patch, the man is in his late 30’s. Who has he dated and what kind of track record does ‘he’ have with past lovers?

  4. only1shmoo says:

    And in other breaking news, doctors are still perplexed by Oliver Martinez’s inability to properly open his eyes (seriously, this guy is either taking himself waaay too seriously, or this is his ‘I’m above it all’ look).

    • starsh says:

      He has looked like that since childhood! Ever heard of like physical attributes? No, he’s an asshole so he Must be making that expression deliberately.

    • Sassy says:

      Is this really the guy who was in the movie “Unfaithful” with Diane Lane? He played her hot lover who is murdered by Richard Gere. Has he aged badly? I recall that he was very hot back then. It was made 10 years ago, so perhaps his looks deteriorated.

  5. MrsBPitt says:

    You know this relationship is going to end badly, right? OM already has a rep as a violent man, and HB has a rep that she can push buttons AND bring the crazy…stay tuned!

    • Polk8dot says:

      Totally agree – there is no way they make it to the altar. There is so much mental and psychological instability betwen the two of them, they are a powder keg waiting to explode. For now they have Gabriel to hate, so they seem united in their crazy. But the moment Gabe settles the custody permanently, and there is nothing else Halle can bring onto him, she and Olivier will be on their own, left to their own devices. Oh, the crazy that will result then will be spectacular.
      Also, I think they may be nearing that precipice in a hurry. She does look miserable in these pics. That litle smirk does not cover up the sadness and misery deep in her eyes.

      • Janet says:

        You hit the nail on the head. The eyes don’t lie, her smile does, but her eyes show the truth.

        He’s a tool. I won’t ever ever watch anything that crazy manipulative bitch is in. I don’t know anything he’s in.

        Oh and Nahala is sure to hate a looser that hurt her father.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        It fits her pattern, and his, for that matter.

        Anyone who questions that is blind, deaf, and dumb.

      • TG says:

        You are right @polk8dot – Except I would add that this relationship has been set up from the beginning as a business arrangement in order to provide her with more “legal” avenues of getting her daughter away from Gabe. It might have turned real, on his part anyway, and I agree can’t wait to see what kind of crazy she throws his way. On a side note, Halle is so freaking gorgeous in these photos. How can she stand to be with someone so low on the totem pole as she is. He looks like a permanant old drunk.

    • Annie says:

      Halle likes her men violent, angry and disloyal. Olivier cheated on Kylie Minogue a lot. This is what she’s in for. Gabriel also has quite the temper.
      That’s her type. Like Denise Richards said one time, “I always fall for bad boys with dark hair that are very passionate in life and very hot in bed, the upside is that those guys are always the angry type as well.” It’s like they take the bad with the good because the good is veeery good.

      This exactly Halle’s problem, I bet.

      • lena80 says:

        Why do people keep saying the OM cheated on Kylie when she has already stated several times that that was not the case? Why would she tweet congrats on HB and OM’s engagement and why would OM take HB to Kylie’s concert? I don’t think it’s fair to accuse the woman of liking her men violent, in fact I don’t like blaming the victim. If she was indeed beat, that is not her fault. Hopefully the latest debacle with thanksgiving has put things into perspective and these “adults” do what is best for Nahla.

      • d b says:

        Sad to say I agree with you – HB seems attracted to violent guys. Years back she said one lover beat her so bad that she lost hearing in one ear. Eventuallly she leaves them, but then she goes on to the next abusive relationhip

  6. lem says:

    I’m not sure why he thinks the cuffed mom jeans look does him any good. it really just makes his legs look short/stumpy.

  7. mel2 says:

    The new normal family for Nahla would be both parents celebrating the holidays together but that’s impossible when you have a cray cray mother.

    • Steph says:

      Oh good god, I would never spend holidays with my ex, and I am not nearly as crazy as this wackadoo.
      I could understand if the kid is older but she was barely 2 when they broke up (I looked it up, I’m not a super fan haha). She won’t even remember when they were together.
      That is how it is for my daughter, and I’m pretty sure she is just happy to be with people who adore her on a holiday, regardless of which side of the family it is.

    • Loulou says:

      My Christmas wish for Gabriel is to find himself a non-Hollywood, non-menopausal supportive mate, possibly with children of her own or ready to have some with him – to ground him and Nahla in loving stability.

  8. marie says:

    he is sooo not good looking..

  9. The Original Mia says:

    I bet she had Nahla for Christmas but due to the shenanigans at Thanksgiving, she had to give it up. Good. I hope Nahla & Gabriel had a great Christmas together.

    She looks miserable. Olivier looks happy to be back in Paris. Yeah, this relationship is going to last.

  10. dorothy says:

    There’s no telling the catering Oliver has to do with this woman to keep her happy. To each his own.

  11. Jaxx says:

    I think that third pic where Helle is giving Mr. Smug the side-eye should be captioned:

    Your days are numbered, pal.

    Yeah, I think she looks sad and a little bewildered and lost. Her Thanksgiving vendetta plan blew up in her face and she walks a very fine line now. And she knows it.

  12. aims says:

    I have the feeling that if Nahla went to France, she would not return back to the US. Halle would leave and not return her. I hope theres something in the custody agreement stating that Nahla cant leave the country.

    • Luxe says:

      That’s a scary thought, but neither the courts nor public opinion have seen it her way as of late, so I don’t see her getting away with that.

  13. Reece says:

    Is it just me or do they look exactly alike in the thumbnail picture? Same bone structure, same smirk…

  14. bluhare says:

    Eh, she’s performing for the cameras. I think I’m getting too cynical.

    • Lissanne says:

      I also think that she is performing for the cameras. This “sadness” is an act. No one forced her to spend Christmas in Paris, and to be seen in very public places.

  15. Lulu says:

    When she’s not giving a tiny smug smile for the camera, she looks…. haunted.

  16. Loulou says:

    There’s no chance of a church wedding. First, those are the two oldest churches in Paris, they’d never sustain a big crowd and they’re Monument National now. I happened to stay on the Rive Gauche last October and visited them. Secondly, neither is Catholic and she’s divorced. Strike two.

    • ol cranky says:

      isn’t there a 40-day residency requirement to legally get married in France? Would she really go without seeing her daughter for that long?

  17. Nancy says:

    Good why don’t they stay there.

    • Loulou says:

      Except Berry doesn’t speak French, and as a couple they’re not as hot as Vincent Perez and Karine Silla.

      • LAK says:

        Vincent Perez…my first french actor tween crush!!!

        I must have watched LA REINE MARGOT a million times for him.

        He was hot!

  18. j.eyre says:

    Don’t these photos debunk her “won’t be papped in France” argument?

  19. erika says:

    she bugs…..she looks like the prototype for an animated female mouse character….”Scroopy”

    yeah…yeah…Scroopy is an all around sexy but kick butt crazy kinda mouse! Scroopy loves her drama tooz! she’s got more mice lined up after her cray cray she’s gott keep an eye on her cheese!


  20. Guest says:

    I hope Gabriel find a good paying job in 2013. He is reducing Nahla’s inheritance.

    • Kate (newer one) says:

      Well, given he’s a model it might be easier to earn if Halle’s boytoy didn’t beat him?

      And his child support is a drop in the ocean of what Halle has caused to be spent on the pointless custody squabbles. At least the child support actually benefits Nahla in some way – instead of hurting her.

      • Anon says:

        surprised no one has posted the link (celebitchy poster’s are quick) GA 2013 Hugo Boss campaign is on his FB page.

  21. Pamela says:

    He dresses so tacky!! She is a shmuck!

  22. Dena says:

    She looks tired and sad. I am sure that it’s hard for her to be away from her daughter on Christmas. She seems to be a hands-on mom who enjoys her role as Mom and her daughter’s company.

    Paris in Christmas, pre-baby, with a compatible lover would have been great. But now . . . now it pales.

    She looks better on the last pic. But, if there is a contest between her daughter and the trouble Oliver causes her on that front, then he is gone!

  23. G says:

    I like how they keep referring to Oliver as a “former boxer”. Wasn’t he an actor once?

    • Ms Kay says:

      Well, beating the crap outta Gabriel is definitely the most memorable accomplished thing thus rightfully upstages almost forever anything he’s ever done in his life so far methinks.

  24. Luxe says:

    Kinda weird (and creepy) that they are still being seen together as if nothing is “off.” The whole world (ok, that’s hyperbole), but way too many people know he’s violent, so how long is she going to keep this up? Being as PR-conscious as she is, does she really think she’ll be able to escape scorn if Nahla is seen around him?

    That said, I am glad little Nahla got to spend Christmas with her dad’s family. No doubt it’s more settled and drama-free than Thanksgiving. Hopefully Gabe’s face and body is healing well.

    Hope all of CB had a great Christmas!

  25. Jennifer12 says:

    Please, please let this new courteous co-parenting be reality for Nahla’s sake.

  26. LAK says:

    People talk about Brad Pitt losing his looks but jeesh, Olivier has LOST his looks.

    UNFAITHFUL Olivier was so hot!

    • CocoBelly says:

      He was Hot!!!! He could of been my lover anytime…..then.
      What’s up
      With their hair? Same cuts and bed head look??? Ewwww.

  27. Elly says:

    He needs a new pair of jeans.

  28. skuddles says:

    She either looks like she’s about to cry or stab someone – NOT a happy looking babe at all. What’s wrong Halle? Being a psycho, controlling bitch not paying off for you?

    He just looks haggard and unwashed.

  29. BooBooLaRue says:

    Long before Unfaithful, he was a total hottie in “Horseman on the Roof” with Juliette Binoche. sigh…http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113362/

    • LAK says:


      I was trying to remember the film without googling it.

      it was a triumvirate of hot male french actors at that time including Vincent perez and Vincent Cassel.

      These days i have a celeb crush on Romain Duris.

    • JustK says:

      He was at his hottest in “The Horseman on the Roof” and second hottest in “The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone”.

      He looks happy and she looks miserable especially for a bride to be. The clock is ticking on this relationship for sure.

  30. Belle says:

    Okay, anyone think the custody arrangement for the holidays was changed after the ‘incident’?

    GA had Nahla for Thanksgiving, so would that usually mean in a ‘shared custody’ arrangement, that Nahla be with her mother for Christmas?

    If what we have heard is true, then Gabriel agreed to take Nahla back to Halle on Thanksgiving, at Halle’s request, because it meant so much to her (more likely, because that was part of Halle’s evil plans… but whatever). Could Halle have offered Gabe a ‘trade’ of holidays… bring Nahla back for Thanksgiving, and he could have her for Christmas? Maybe Halle and the ‘former boxer’ were planning to go away for Christmas anyway?

    I know… doesn’t really matter at this point, but it is interesting to speculate sometimes(:

    • The Original Mia says:

      I think Halle gave up Christmas due to the fight. Doesn’t make sense any other way. That’s probably why Halle is so miserable. She totally overplayed her hand at Thanksgiving and now she isn’t spending Christmas with Nahla. I’d feel bad for her if she wasn’t a miserable person.

  31. I wouldn’t be surprised if he hasn’t already started abusing Halle mentally & physically. She looks like she’s being held captive in these pics & wants to say “help me” to the camera. He looks like an old cigarette butt.

  32. dread pirate cuervo says:

    He is short & unfortunate looking. I hate the cuffs on his pants.

  33. J7 says:

    They are both pathetic. France can have them.

  34. Amelia says:

    That Gabby could be any mother’s heartache, fervently clinging to a woman’s baby, separating mother and child…babies belong to their mother’s foremost.

  35. handsome man saved me from the monsters says:

    Stay in France.