What’s Next For Halle Berry?
Halle Berry was born Maria Halle Berry on August 14, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, though she legally changed her name to Halle Maria Berry in 1971.
Halle talks about her health and beauty secrets:
What’s your beauty mantra?
I’m not one of those people who opts for plastic surgery, so my philosophy is to take care of what you have. I’m really serious about my skin-care regimen at night. I never ever go to bed — or even nap — with makeup on.
Are you high or low maintenance when it comes to your beauty skin care?
I’m a fanatic about skin care, but when it comes to makeup, I’m not. Some days I’ll go out with no makeup on and not even care, because I don’t have the time to be that concerned about it.
Can you share some of the top beauty tips you’ve picked up along the way?
Don’t wear too much makeup, because you can end up looking like a man in drag! And learn how to line your lips.
Halle Berry’s Morning Skin Care Regimen
Cleanse and moisturize twice a day. Use triple fruit acid cleaners as they work great to exfoliate the skin. In the morning, cleanse and rub pure vitamin C on your face. Lastly, apply moisturizer. Use a light moisturizer in the summer and a heavier cream in the winter.
Halle on Her New Fragrance…
How is the fragrance an extension of your personality?
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more in touch with my sexuality. I feel more free, and I like expressing it. I love this fragrance because it’s very sensual, sexy and playful, on top of being exotic and fruity.
Halle’s Personal Life
Halle has been married twice. Her first marriage was to former baseball player David Justice, shortly after midnight on January 1, 1993. The couple separated in 1996 and their divorce was finalized in 1997.
Justice played with the Atlanta Braves and experienced a measure of fame as the team rose to prominence in the early 1990s. The couple found it difficult to maintain their relationship while he was playing baseball and she was filming elsewhere. Berry has stated publicly that she was so depressed after her breakup with Justice that she considered taking her own life, but she could not bear the thought of her mother finding her body.
Her second marriage was to musician Eric Benét. They met in 1997 and married in early 2001 on a beach in Santa Barbara. The couple separated in 2003. After the separation, Halle stated, “I want love, and I will find it, hopefully.”
While married to Benét, Berry adopted his daughter, India. The divorce was finalized in January 2005.
Halle has been a victim of domestic violence, and now works to help other victims. In 2005, she said, “Domestic violence is something I’ve known about since I was a child. My mother was a victim of it. Early on in my life I made choices, and I chose men that were abusive because that was what I knew growing up…First time it happened, I knew enough to keep moving.”
In November 2005, Berry began dating French-Canadian supermodel Gabriel Aubry, nine years her junior. The couple met at a Versace photoshoot. After six months with Aubry, she stated in an interview, “I’m really happy in my personal life, which is a novelty to me. You know, I’m not the girl that has the best relationships.”
At one point, Halle had indicated that she planned to adopt children, but after initially denying rumors, she confirmed in September 2007 that she was three months pregnant. She gave birth to a girl, Nahla Ariela Aubry, on March 16, 2008. Nahla means “honeybee” in Arabic; Ariela is Hebrew for “lion for God”. Berry hired security guards after receiving racist threats to her unborn baby from a stalker, who said her child will be “cut into hundreds of pieces”.
At one time, Berry indicated that she did not intend to marry again, insisting the couple’s life was already complete without the need for a marriage and stated that she hopes to have a second child right away.
On April 30, 2010, it was reported that Berry and Aubry had separated. Berry’s representative confirmed their relationship had ended a few days later by saying, “They have been split for some time, but remain friends and committed parents to their daughter.” They worked out a financial and 50/50 custody deal with a family lawyer, but TMZ reported that it is not final. The source said, “As much as it can be it’s been an amicable split. They both traveled a lot for work anyway, so they were used to spending time apart for long periods, but I think Halle has taken it pretty badly; she truly loved Gabriel and thought she had found the one.
Now, however, we find out she kicked him out months ago because he wasn’t able to pull his weight in the relationship and she wanted to move on,” said a source close to Berry and Aubry.