Halle Berry on Van Hunt: I wish I had met him sooner so I could love him longer

Halle Berry and her new beau, musician Van Hunt, went Instagram official back in September 2020. The have since been gushing about each other every chance they get. Halle is profiled in Women’s Health. She said that she is madly in love and wishes she had found Van earlier so she could love him longer. Halle also told People TV last month that Van created the title song for her new movie, Bruised, and that he was supportive of her directorial debut. Below are a few highlights via People:

“I wish I had met him sooner so I could have loved him longer. I just feel fulfilled. I feel happy in my life romantically, as a mother, as an artist,” said Berry. “I’m a much better mother in this circumstance than I would have been had I stayed in a romantic relationship that didn’t serve me and didn’t make me feel the way I need to feel as a woman.”

Speaking to PEOPLE (the TV Show!) special correspondent Adrianna Costa last month, Berry said her boyfriend was by her side while making Bruised, a film about a retired MMA fighter who is pushed to get back in the ring when her young son re-enters her life.

“I had a lot of support. … [Hunt] was a big part of that,” she said at the time. “He did some music for the movie. He actually wrote the title song.”

When asked by Extra last month if she and her partner are “madly in love,” Berry replied, “We are,” before adding, “Sometimes you have to wait for things in life. I waited patiently — well, maybe not patiently, but I waited.”

[From People]

I am truly happy for Halle’s new found love. However, I will always be concerned about someone who seems to fall into patterns like Halle does. I hope that Van is a good guy and that she has grown enough to recognize when someone isn’t good for her. I also hope each of them have autonomy in this relationship. It is super sweet that Van was on set with Halle while she filmed and that he wrote the title song. They seem to genuinely support one another. Here’s to a great directorial debut for Halle. Her film Bruised is currently at 70% on Rotten Tomatoes which isn’t too shabby. And good luck to Halle and Van. Halle is right, sometimes being patient and waiting for the right one to come along works out in the end.


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  1. Monica says:

    I love his music and knew of him before they got together. He seems pretty unproblematic, but I get nervous when anyone gushes so publicly about their relationship—especially someone with Halle’s history. I hope this lasts and that they’re truly happy.

    • AmelieOriginal says:

      I’m a bit wary as well because she gushes about all her partners, until they split and then she declares they were the worst human being ever. Looking at all her past relationships, it seems like there was some kind of drama in all of them. Hopefully this one sticks for awhile.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        She seemed miserable in the back half of her marriages. Faking it poorly until it was announced to be ending. We knew some were physically abusive so I’m betting it was a survival tactic to gush until she was safe.

  2. Gigi LaMoore says:

    Sometimes, it takes time to get it right. She seems happy and at peace.

  3. FHMom says:

    Best of luck, I guess? I hope this works out for her.

    • The Truth Piper says:

      Best of luck to Halle Berry at the same time she has a dismal record with her past relationships. Perhaps this time will be different. I’m sure she hopes so.

      Berry is a beautiful looking woman and a good actress. It’s very sweet to see the way Van Hunt is holding Halle Berry’s arm in the red carpet photo.

  4. Cessily says:

    I am the same age as her almost to the day.. she looks fabulous and this gives me hope that love might be out there even for those of us that are a little older. I wish them a happy future.

    • MissMarirose says:

      I am a couple of years younger than Halle (and you 🙂 ), and I feel the same way. It gives me hope when women in my age bracket find love with an age appropriate man.

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        Hey, I’m approaching 40 and I met the man of my dreams 2 years ago. It comes when times are right. And I wished every day the same thing as Halle that I had met him sooner to have loved him longer than I already have.

        I believe we all can find that someone. It’s a lot of patience and luck.

    • DeeSea says:

      Cessily, you and I must be almost exactly the same age. Whenever I start feeling old and obsolete, I just take a look at whatever Halle Berry is currently doing. Snaps me right back into optimism every time.

    • Keira says:

      @Cession and @Missmarirose, Your person is out there! I am a couple of years older than Halle. I met my now fiancé three years ago (on Tinder). He is five years older than me, and the best guy I’ve been with.

    • Nia says:

      I met my husband at 52 and we just married last month at 57. This is my first marriage as well as his. I could not be happier! My older brother met his second wife in his fifties as well. (He was a widower for a very long time.) We both met our spouses through very good friends. My best friend and his sister who were the instruments in our union walked me down the aisle as a tribute to their part.

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  6. @poppedbubble says:

    Very sweet.

  7. Andrea says:

    Let’s see what she says about them if and when they split. She is like an ex bf of mine who had nothing good to say about any of his exes. The common denominator was him.

  8. RoyalBlue says:

    I love this and I am so happy for her.

    If you want it and are patient, your person is out there and hopefully you will find them.

    • BeanieBean says:

      And don’t worry about not meeting them sooner, just enjoy your time together!

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        You do both. And once you meet that person you want an eternity. It never feels like enough to just be happy in the present. The time lost in life feels more potent of a loss after having met someone that adds so much joy and comfort to your life. It really feels like finding your soulmate and feeling more complete.

    • Andrea says:

      @Royalblue I live this sentiment and hope he is out there!

  9. Jaded says:

    I reconnected with the love of my life after we broke up 35 years ago. He had a long but ultimately unhappy and frustrating marriage that ended horribly (she’s got BPD). After they divorced he came looking for me and…well…here we are entering our 7th year together and happier than 2 peas in a pod. Love happens when the time is right and I wish her much happiness.

  10. OliviaJoy says:

    All her relationships are always the “love of my life” with her until they aren’t. They all end messy af.