Halle Berry and her quarantine boyfriend, Van Hunt, pose in masks together

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You’ve got to COORDINATE. 😂 #MasksSaveLives

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Halle Berry has a new man at home and they’ve been spending quarantine together. Halle subtly but not so subtly confirmed the news in an Instagram post a couple of weeks ago that she and Van Hunt, a musician, are indeed a couple.

Sunday, Van and Halle posted an Instagram “PSA” encouraging people to wear masks with a photo in coordinating face masks. Both Halle and Van stressed the importance of staying safe by wearing a mask while also joking about making sure your and your partner’s mask coordinate. Here is more on the story via People:

On Sunday, the Oscar winner, 54, posted a selfie on Instagram that showed herself posing alongside Hunt, 50, as they wore matching black masks. The couple stressed to their followers the importance of wearing face coverings amid the pandemic — while noting their coordination goals.

“You’ve got to COORDINATE. 😂 #MasksSaveLives,” Berry captioned the image. Hunt shared the same message on his own Instagram page, adding the hashtag “#wearamask.”

A source recently told PEOPLE that Berry and Hunt have been seeing each other for “several months,” during which the musician met her daughter Nahla, 12, and son Maceo, 6.

“They are spending a lot of time at Halle’s Malibu house,” the insider said. “She really seems to enjoy the quiet time. Van has met her kids, so it seems pretty serious.”

An additional source added that Berry and Hunt, who celebrated her birthday together in Las Vegas last month, “respect each other and have a great deal in common.”

“Both are very successful and smart, and they seem to be in a mature relationship,” said the insider. “It seems like a really good match.”

[From People]

I don’t know much about Van but he looks stable and grounded and I feel that is the sort of energy Halle needs in her life. It’s definitely been cute to see her sweet snaps, like the one of their legs and feet intertwined. Hopefully this guy will be the real deal and Halle can finally chill out. Speaking of chilling out, it would seem that Halle has mellowed quite a bit these days. Maybe its because she has gotten older or perhaps she has done the necessary work to make her reject having drama in her life.

I am glad to see her happy because she has had a rough time of it these last three decades romance-wise. Her picker has been off the last decade or so. Some of the drama has been of her own making and some was out of her control. Hopefully her divorce with Olivier Martinez will be finalized soon so that she can move on with her new man and new life.

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  1. WilliamJoelene says:

    Oh God you just know he’s gotta be bad news if she’s going out with him.

  2. TQ says:

    Halle’s picker has always been off (remembering David Justice, Wesley Snipes & Eric Benet). Hopefully Van Hunt is the loving partner she needs. Best of luck to them!

    • osito says:

      Yep, this. IIRC her father was abusive toward her mother as well. She’s my problematic fave, mostly because I do think she tries to learn from mistakes (like when she bowed out of the role that would have her playing a trans man). Her relationship history is just really *sad* to me, and I think a lot of it has been shaped by her trauma-filled past. I hope she’s gotten help and is getting it right, more because her children will need the tools to be cycle breakers themselves.

    • Mignionette says:

      Why are we only naming the brown bad apples ? What about the white ones – I think they were the worst, especially as she will be tied to them for eternity via her children.

      • osito says:

        I think it’s because the article mentions the last decade of her “bad picker,” and TQ was saying that her older relationships were bad as well. I could be wrong, but that’s how I read it, and I agree with that assessment.

        As for who was worse, it makes me highly uncomfortable to rank her relationships by how abusive they were, so I again will go back to hoping for her and her children’s sake that she got the help she needed to make safer, healthier choices, and that all her relationships are peaceful, loving situations for her children to be a part of.

    • robin says:

      maybe halle is the one that is the bad pick. can every guy she dated be the worst? maybe, but i think she is quite a drama loving person herself

      • osito says:

        So, maybe we should stop talking about people’s “picker,” as though it’s a physical organ that people possess that can be whole or broken. Instead of that, I think it’s important to think of attraction and the desire to be in relationship with others as being a product of combination of biological, psychological, and sociological factors. In other words, who you’re attracted to is based on a lot of characteristics of who you individually are that you cannot control, such as: evolutionary/biological imperative (the innate desire to replicate one’s DNA in offspring, which not everyone possesses); sexual desire; how your surrounding culture codifies sexual behaviors; your personal sexual orientation; your perception of gender; social interactions that you witnessed during your developmental years (infancy and childhood); whether or not your ability to form safe attachments with others was fostered or hindered in childhood; etc. And that “etc.” is really a boundless list of factors, but the ones I listed are all big ones.

        So thinking about Halle, based on what she’s said about her life over the years, I speculate that as a *very* small child she developed a way to understand the world that made it difficult for her to detach from unsafe romantic partners in her adulthood because of the trauma she witnessed and that was visited upon her within her family system. While it may have also made her an unsafe or unstable partner in many ways, I think it’s really important that we not use language like “drama” to describe domestic violence and emotional abuse. And it’s crucial that we not blame people for not recognizing their trauma-based responses (ie., “choosing” to be in abusive relationships) without longterm psychological interventions.

        From a trauma-informed perspective, Halle’s “choice” of partners (and not a “choice” of abuse) makes sense — she gravitated toward behavioral patterns and personality traits that were familiar from her infancy and early childhood. We *all* do that. She chose people who were ultimately unsafe because it was deeply ingrained within her to do so. But it’s not impossible to change our psychological requirements for partnership. It’s why I sincerely hope that she has sought help for herself and her children to *break the generational cycle* of abuse.

      • KLO says:

        @osito amazing comment, I agree with everything. It is possible to change your preferences by doing hard psychological work and resolve your traumas but that`s years of hard, hard work. It can be done though. Also, it can take a lifetime. So, at one point you have to choose to try to “overcome your traumas” and work on it for decades, but women for example have biological clocks ticking and need to pick a partner by a certain age if they want to have children, ready or not.

        Is it really fair having to forego having a family because of the abuse you endured as a child that you could do nothing about? That IS the question.

  3. Sarah says:

    He’s a really gifted musician that came out around the same time that John Legend broke through but for some reason never did as well. He should be far more successful but has always rejected the music machine in favour of independence so that is the price to pay I suspect. I still love and listen to his albums all the time. Good for her!

    • Bean says:

      Once I googled him and saw his pic, I remembered Seconds of Pleasure (from Something New I think).

      I was quietly hoping she and D-Nice were starting something, but I guess I’m happy they’re not since D-Nice is my future baby daddy.

    • Anna says:

      Love Van Hunt! Wow! I still listen to his first albums, absolute fire and so so sexy. But I definitely do *not* see him with Halle Berry. Very strange pairing. Hope he stays clear of her drama and gets out unscathed when it crashes and burns. :/

      • KLO says:

        to me he looks like a stand-in for Eric Benet. I really liked some Van Hunt songs and remember regularly blasting them while cleaning the house, about a decade ago.

        I think he wanted complete control over his music and that`s why he never really made it big in the corporate world.

        Also, his sound is not extremely special. John Legend has a very unique voice and a fun attitude in his songs that makes him an easy sale. Van Hunt`s songs are often pretty dark (IMHO)

  4. SJ Knows says:

    Geez, Halle, My advice is to take a break from dating for awhile.
    She has had a lot of drama in her personal life, violence, etc. and yet she seems to lurch from one man to the next.
    Therapy or something..yes, her children are seeing and living with this behavior, needs to change for their sake.
    Or, when her kids are grown they will go in the totally opposite direction. After seeing all she has gone thru, they may decide not to become involved at all for themselves.

    Friend saw her older sister lived thru DV, several kids with different Fathers, etc.
    By the time she was 19, she openly said “No kids for me.” because of all she knew from trying to help her sis.

    • Thinking says:

      I agee. Children need a stable home. If it doesnt work out with the baby daddy then be a good parent and focus on raising ur kids not going out dating and taking important nuturing time away from ur kids.

  5. Lexilla says:

    I’m loving the Boomerang reference. COOOORDINATE!

  6. smcollins says:

    She is so ridiculously gorgeous, more now than when she was younger. I agree her track record with men/husbands has not been great. I hope this time around things work out for her.

  7. Chanteloup says:

    I love that skateboarding video! #happiness Be open to it.

  8. Jezebel's Lacefront says:

    Wishing her love and peace. We all go through struggle to find these ultimate aspects. She’s no different.

    • osito says:

      This is a very kind and empathetic comment. Thank you so much for sharing it. (Also, I *love* your screen name).