People: Halle Berry ‘always puts her kids first & she and Olivier are still friends’


I’ve said that I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Olivier Martinez had a sidepiece. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Halle Berry had a sidepiece. By most accounts, Olivier and Halle have been living separately for a while now, and Olivier keeps returning to France at random times, which is suspicious (to me). But what if Olivier had a sidepiece closer to home? Sandra Rose claimed this week that Olivier and Ashley Greene might be a thing. The theory seems based on the idea that they were both at the same grocery store at the same time. Gossip Cop says the story is unlikely, although GC has yet to get hard denials from anyone involved.

Meanwhile, for a change of pace, it really seems like Halle and Olivier are trying to calm down the drama. For the moment. I’m sure everything will explode again this weekend, or next week at the very latest. But Team Halle went to People Magazine to tone down the rhetoric – after Team Halle spent the last three days slamming Olivier as a brutal, temperamental monster who was emasculated by Halle’s unending wealth, power and beauty.

Despite announcing their split and filing dueling divorce petitions this week, Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez don’t want a bitter custody battle over their 2-year old son, Maceo, a source says.

“[Berry] only wants this to be easy and amicable for both of them,” a source close to the situation tells PEOPLE.

While sources say the stars’ fiery personalities and frequent time apart played a role in the split, Berry and Martinez, both 49, are working to put their emotions aside and focus on what’s best for the kids.

“She always puts her kids first and she and Olivier are still friends. This is hard for everyone, but it’s important to Halle that this not affect their son,” said the source, adding, “She does not want any kind of custody battle.”

[From People]

You know how I know there is going to be a nasty, balls-out, filthy custody battle? Because Crazy #1 and Crazy #2 keep insisting that they’re going to play nice. Just wait for it. The blaring TMZ headline will be something like “Olivier Martinez: Racist Child-Hater” or “Halle Berry Fears For Safety Of Children: Belligerent Frenchman Dropped a Glass In Her Vicinity.”


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  1. Christina says:


    • Snazzy says:

      I know. Before even reading the article the first thing I thought was HA HA HA HA HA HA

    • Pandy says:

      Of course they’re still friends …
      And of course Halle doesn’t want a custody battle. She just wants full custody.
      This should be fun.

  2. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    …good luck buddy. I’m a thousand miles away and even I can feel the storm that’s coming for you.

    • mimif says:

      They both have so much crazy in the eyes.

    • Shambles says:

      Mhhhmmm. This doesn’t feel like Halle toning down the drama. This feels like Halle spent 3 days telling people what a macho monster Olivier is, and today’s story is “oh, by the way, Halle is awesome and wants the best for her kids.” It’s all “Olivier bad, Halle good” either way.

    • Mia V. says:

      It’s gonna be soooo nasty.

  3. meme says:

    Hey everyone. I’m selling the Brooklyn Bridge to the highest bidder. Bidding starts at a dollar.

  4. Beatrice says:

    Gag Me. Those People puff pieces are totally annoying. They should just rename the magazine PR Times.

  5. Luca76 says:

    It’s so inevitable that these two are going to rip each other to shreds. I feel sorry for the kids (Nahla has already been through this once). I doubt either one of them has the self awareness to sit back and reflect on their actions and stop before the go to war.

    • Snazzy says:

      Those kids are going to spend A LOT of money in therapy

      • Andrea says:

        I feel bad for Nahla especially….she probably has such a stable environment when she is with Aubry all to go back to chaos with berry. 🙁

  6. Neah23 says:

    She always put her kids first except when she isn’t putting them first and wants to take her daughter away from her father.

  7. swack says:

    “She always puts her kids first and she and Olivier are still friends. This is hard for everyone, but it’s important to Halle that this not affect their son,” said the source, adding, “She does not want any kind of custody battle.” If this were true then she would not have had the custody fight she had with Gabriel (and yes she was the instigator of it). Seems like a set up for an epic battle.

    • Josephine says:

      I could actually see Olivier not demanding too much by way of custody, though, and his custody wouldn’t mean lost money for Halle. When Gabriel got custody, it meant she had to pay and the skeptic in mean thinks that the lost money was a huge deal for her.

      Who knows – hopefully she’s learned and they can figure this one out.

      • notasugarhere says:

        If he earns less than she does, it could very well mean child support payments in his direction. Maceo is his only child. I’d be very surprised if Olivier walked away quietly without 50/50 custody.

      • Elisa the I. says:

        +1. Considering that this is his only child, I’m convinced that he will at least ask for 50/50. Halle also totally misinterpreted the situation with Gabriel, so….

  8. aims says:

    There’s no way that they’re going to take the high road. Someone will say there was abuse in the marriage, or someone’s a racist. Some ugly accusations will start to fly towards each other. We saw it before with Gabriel. Gabriel is way more zen then Oliver, I don’t think Oliver will tolerate the amount of crap that Gabriel had to endure.

  9. Zombie Shortcake says:

    I didn’t know his eyes opened that wide!

  10. Eleonor says:

    I bet now he regrets the assault to Gabriel…

  11. Loopy says:

    You do know that Sandra Rose is bat shit crazy and completely delusional, she makes up the most absurd stories.

    • Luca76 says:

      Yeah it basically seemed like they were at the same pumpkin patch and he helped her put a pumpkin in her trunk then each got into their own cars and left absolutely nothing to see.

    • McLori says:

      Yeah the smile on Ashley’s face was more “wow, somebody wants to take my picture!!!” then “YASSSS I’m fcukin this dirty rage monster” . She looked clueless to what was going on.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Ashley Greene has a boyfriend, Paul Khoury, whom she was just gushing about earlier this week on social medial

  12. Tifygodess24 says:

    If you have to try and convince other people (and yourself) that you are nice, a great person, someone who is fair, not crazy and so forth, there’s an issue. Most likely you are the exact opposite of the qualities you are trying to prove you are. Self reflection is a great thing. Halle has yet to catch on to this.

  13. Pumpkin Pie says:

    1. I don’t believe they are still friends.
    2. Are those bruises on her left shoulder?

    • WTW says:

      I wondered the same thing about bruising. Can’t tell if it’s the lighting or a bruise.

    • notasugarhere says:

      I think it is another person, out of focus, standing a few feet in front of them. Could have been that person’s hair, clothing, etc. Or the shadow of other cameras cast by the strong camera flashes.

  14. Ana A. says:

    This is going to be so messy and I feel sorry for her children. Both of them.

    Even if Nahla has Gabriel as a father (and thankfully he seems like a good one) I’d think that Olivier was an important person in her life. Don’t think Olivier or Halle give a damn about that. This divorce doesn’t only involve one child. Does this mean that now Nahla can only see Aubrey as per custody agreement and Maceo will only see Olivier? Will the siblings be more or less separated half of the time? What a mess.

  15. LAK says:

    This is the beginning of the same strategy she used on GA.

    Halle started out by telling media that GA was an awesome father and it was all peace, love and light, until GA asked to put his name on the baby’s birth certificate. That’s when hurricane Halle struck.

    So, enjoy the lull before the storm OM because Hurricane Halle won’t be far.

  16. original kay says:

    Oh yes, all this “playing nice” falls under the Doth Protest Too Much Act.

  17. SavageGrace says:

    Halle puts her kids first? Halle… as in Halle Berry? Since when? o_O

    Oh, and look – this comes from People (aka Team Mother-No-Matter-How-Batcrap-Crazy-She-Is). I’m so shocked.

  18. Cannibell says:

    Seriously? I’m pulling for Gabriel to get custody of Maceo. Because he’ll have a shot at stability, just like his sister.

    • Jan says:

      Why would Gabriel want to get involved in any of this? He’s doing his own thing in relative peace and providing a safe, secure drama-free home for his daughter. Maceo, although cute, is not his responsibility and immersing himself in this mess would not be good for Nahla or his custody agreement with Halle. IMO he should stay completely neutral and just enjoy the show. Halle and Olivier made his life hell and now it must be somewhat sweet for him to witness this inevitable sh*tshow.

      • notasugarhere says:

        They’re going to have to negotiate visitation with three households now. I would think Berry would push for having Nahla and Maceo at the same time, so they can continue their sibling relationship. That means schedules are going to have to be coordinated among three households from now until both kids are over 18.

      • cannibell says:

        I was mostly kidding, but Gabriel seems to be the only adult in the group who has made an effort to provide consistent stability for Nahla. I don’t think Maceo is going to be as fortunate, although I’d be very happy to be wrong.

  19. Terry says:

    She doesn’t want joint custody of her children. The way she fought Gabriel over it, is proof of that.

  20. TotallyBiased says:

    This may be outta left field, but I wonder if her PR people aren’t warning her to play it cool so she doesn’t come across as another Kelly Rutherford. We’ve already had the birth certificate drama, and what if Olivier wants to live in France? How will she interact about the custody then?

    • Neah23 says:

      She playing “nice” while her PR throwing out stories of Oliviers temper. She kind of a PR nightmare because she flip and go Hulk at any moment.

    • NewWester says:

      You know I was thinking the same thing. Her PR people probably warned her to back off a bit and also I bet Halle or someone in her camp have read the comments on sites like Celebitchy , etc. If the comments are any indication, many people have a dim view of Halle and how she handled the custody situation with Gabriel. She will be doing things differently this time.

      • notasugarhere says:

        She continues to have some very vocal supporters on LipStickAlley, a predominantly African-American site. I think she’s going to do whatever she wants, regardless of opinions on gossip sites.