Van Hunt opens up about Halle Berry: ‘I am a completely different person’

Lockdown has not been easy, with many people breaking up due to the stress of being with their partner 24/7. However some couples got together over quarantine, including Halle Berry, 54, and musician Van Hunt, 51. The couple confirmed their relationship in a cute Instagram post in September. Halle and Van post cute little videos and pictures that give a glimpse into their relationship, but not a lot. Van recently opened up about his relationship with Halle. He told Entertainment Tonight that being in a relationship with Halle is improving him as a person. He also said that Halle is his muse and teased some new music inspired by their relationship. Below are a few excerpts from Van’s gush fest to Entertainment Tonight:

[Van Hunt] definitely considers Berry his muse and teased something special.

“In more ways than I can even tell you right now,” he said when asked if she’s influenced his new music. “I could show you rather than I could tell you, and I will show you really soon, I promise. …The inspiration for our relationship goes across everything, even in my parenting. I’m a completely different person, I can say it like that, and I think that it’s improved every aspect of my life.”

Hunt also praised Berry as a great writer, such as in her Instagram post on Valentine’s Day about continuing to keep her heart open and finding live at 54 years old.

“It was well written, which at least that’s what I like to acknowledge because I don’t know that people know that side of her because she can write as well,” he pointed out. “You guys are gonna be surprised at all the things that she can do. Yeah, I can’t tell anymore than that but you gonna be surprised.”

[From Entertainment Tonight]

I am happy for Halle. Her track record for relationships is not the best, but I hope this relationship is solid. At least from the outside they seem to be really into each other. It is adorable that Van is writing music about and gushing over Halle. I also like that Van called Halle a skilled writer and hinted at a joint project. It is sweet that Van feels that being with Halle upgrades him. Here’s to that upgrade being reciprocal.

I hope that Halle has finally found happiness and that she is choosing her romantic partners more wisely these days. I also hope that Halle is done with creating drama in her life although her little shady comments on Instagram and Twitter imply that she has some growth to do in that area. No judgment, we all have our crosses to bear as they say. On the other hand it would seem that Van doesn’t have much drama in his life so that’s already a good start. I am looking forward to seeing what comes of this relationship, romantic and otherwise.

As Halle wrote on Valentine’s Day, it is good not to settle and to wait until you find your match. That is some sage advice of which I am sure Halle knows a thing or two. I wish Halle and Van the best. And I am looking forward to that new music he keeps hinting at.


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  1. Watson says:

    Halle’s relationships are always red hot passionate and always end up in chaos. They are super hot together and i hope this guy ends better than the rest!!!

  2. Boxy Lady says:

    Uh…Van Halen?! LOL (the tags)

    I have Van Hunt’s 1st 2 albums and I highly recommend them. He’s a very talented musician and songwriter.

  3. Louise says:

    Oya, I like your style of writing. Not nasty. giving people a break. Noone’s perfect. We are all learning. Very nice stylex

  4. Tiffany says:

    That is one handsome couple.

    • Madelaine says:

      Well, yeah. She looks smitten and intense and passionate but he appears more emotionally detached and serene and… not willing to put much effort into displaying ardent love. We’ll talk about the (predictable) end.

  5. Midge says:

    Some people stay in terrible relationships for a very long time, even a lifetime. Some people leave and start over multiple times throughout their lives. It’s time we stop equating staying in relationships with success. Life is short.

    • meloroast says:

      Totally agree. Quality over quantity. I completely get the fixation…i have it as well. But being in a relationship is easy. Staying and growing in a good, healthy relationship is a whole other matter.

  6. BnLurkN4eva says:

    I hope it works out. I admit that I am a Halle Berry apologist. I really think she means well, but attracted the type of relationships that she was subjected to growing up and didn’t know how to avoid that cycle. I hope that has changed, or at least that she’s learn to navigate any chaos in a more mature way. I am still rooting for her so here’s to this new relationship being a keeper, or one that will last awhile and give her what she needs for as long as she needs it.

    • DaffiestPlot says:

      Agree. I maintain a passing interest in her because we are the same age and have had similar life experiences like late childbirth and tragic relationships (but not the movie star stuff lol). It’s hard enough identifying your pattern with the wrong men, much less owning your role in it and then making sure you don’t get sucked in by them again. Hope springs eternal.

  7. Samab says:

    They look beautiful together.

  8. Monica says:

    I love this guy and have since I first heard “Dust.” If I can’t have him then I’m glad Halle got him. 😁

  9. Mimi says:

    I hope he’s ready to be villainized when the relationship ends. It’s never her fault.

  10. Twin falls says:

    What kind of person becomes a completely different person in a healthy relationship? Or aren’t healthy adults able to be who they are in a healthy relationship?

    • Juju says:

      I thought the exact same thing. Well he’s a musician. From my personal experience with dating musicians they’re usually not the most mentally stable or able to have healthy relationships.

  11. Anna says:

    Love Van Hunt. He’s a brilliant musician on every level. Hope he remains intact no matter what happens.

  12. bananapanda says:

    I’m all for leaving bad relationships but Halle’s track record is a mess. For a while she had a bad picker – David Justice (abusive), Eric Benet (cheater), Olivier Martinez (cheater, histrionic, messy all around). Gabriel Aubry seemed like a good guy and stable father but Halle went on the offensive when they broke up and his low EQ flared up – still not sure if that’s his nature or whether his fatherly instincts kicked up.

    Sharon Stone has a similar penchant for messiness – particularly bad mouthing whoever she’s broken up with.

  13. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    The only problem with bad relationships is that every relationship has good times and bad times. When do you put in the work? When do you bolt? I know my parameters. That beginning-of-the-relationship feeling is simply that…at the beginning. Five or ten years down the road, are you simply ready for something new? I’m all for multiple relationships but men have a bad name and bad reputations for playing this game so wrong throughout eternity. So yeah, what’s good for the goose and all that, but I’m old school and feel that family grows when it has strong roots. When I want to pummel my teenagers, I don’t just leave them or kick them out. I hope this guy gets her seal of permanent approval and vice versa.

  14. Le4Frimaire says:

    Ok don’t need to see the close up kiss pics ( ew) but he seems like a very grounded guy, very attractive and nice she’s found someone who makes her happy. There’s always the Halle Berry can’t keep a man thing, but a lot of those guys weren’t worth keeping. Let’s hope this ones a keeper. They look cute together.

  15. elle says:

    Where are our body language experts? I’m not getting good vibes from this.

    • Oya says:

      I didn’t want to say it but it looks more like a show. That’s none of my business tho

  16. CityGirl says:

    I can no longer see her in any way other than pretty on the outside only. I hope he comes out unscathed. For me she fits into that bucket of “When people show you who they are, believe them. “

  17. Jaded says:

    He’s a great musician. I hope this lasts for her, maybe she’s learned that once the honeymoon period is over there will be issues to deal with, but dealing with them without flying off the handle or being a drama queen is the best way. Just consider, negotiate, be calm, breathe deeply and don’t let the first thing you think come flying out of your mouth. Sometimes it takes a very long time to find a wonderful partner. I found mine in 1977, lost him 14 months later and was heartbroken, but at the ripe old age of 62 we found each other again and are now approaching the 6 year anniversary of our second first date.

  18. Egla says:

    What kind of quarantine are these people having??? Where do they meet people and get in relationships?? It’s been a year I have no life outside home and work. So jealous. Damn it.