Halle Berry's Thanksgiving Drama Could Change the Course of Her Bitter Custody Battle

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halle berry thanksgivingHalle Berry is certainly having a memorable Thanksgiving weekend. It's only been two days since her ex and baby daddy, Gabriel Aubry, was arrested at her home on Thursday for getting into a fight with her current fiance, Olivier Martinez. Since then, it seems paparazzi have been keeping a trained eye on the actress, probably hoping she'll look seriously shaken up after the crazy series of events. But that's not what they got when they caught her out last night with 4-year-old daughter Nahla.

Halle and Nahla were seen at the Nokia Theater in L.A. enjoying the Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Get the Sillies Out show. Smiling and getting her Dancey Dance Time on with her daughter, the 46-year-old mom looked anything but disturbed. And clearly, the appearance says a lot about how the nasty custody battle Halle and Gabriel have been locked in could play out ...

After the Thanksgiving Day altercation at Halle and Olivier's home, a judge issued an emergency protective order requiring Gabriel to stay at least 100 yards (meters) from Halle, their daughter and Olivier, according to TMZ. Granted, that could be just a temporary move, and there are probably a lot of moving parts in this custody battle -- which, by the way, has been going on since the couple split in April 2010! But there's also the fact that Gabriel will appear in court on December 13 to face charges of misdemeanor battery. Definitely not going to make him look like the more fit parent ...

At the same time, Halle has seemed so cool-headed (for the most part ... there was one clip of her yelling at paparazzi on her property, but who could blame her?) in light of the incident. Not to mention that it really looks like she's perfectly capable of blowing off the drama and prioritizing one-on-one QT with her little girl. So, although a judge ruled earlier this month that Halle couldn't move Nahla to Olivier's native France (where she was saying she hoped to raise her daughter away from what she calls the "celebrity blender" of Hollywood), it seems more than possible that in light of Gabriel's arrest, that decision could be reversed. 

Only time -- and the court of law -- will tell if a move and a life without her father would be best for Nahla. Thankfully, whether or not Halle moves her family to France, it seems safe to say the star mama's capable keeping her cool despite the stressful circumstances she and her family are sure to be facing for some time.

Do you think this incident could/should turn the custody battle in Halle's favor?


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Texas... TexasGirl512

There's a common denominator in each incident and it's Halle Berry.

Jscot... Jscott1216

Like I said flavor if the month. How many times has she been "engaged" since gab? She's full of herself!

Seeke... Seeker135

Sometimes fighting is the only way to protect yourself and your family

kelti... kelticmom

Jscott, she has been with Martinez ever since she broke up with Aubry. So she has been engaged once, to Martinez. What is your problem with her?

Katie Hesney Johnson

I don't know what to think, to be honest. Only three people know what is truly going on, and that's Gabirel, Oliver, and Halle. 


My argument would be, sure Halle and Oliver move to France with Nahla, fine and dandy. But Halle would pony up every time Gabriel had visitation. It's not like he would face any huge hardship navigating the area (as he speaks French fluently and understands the culture), and if he truly wanted to move to the area, he would have no issues securing a job. 


Looking at Gabriel's history, he has a temper, it's been documented. I think it's entirely possible he started the fight, and Oliver got the best of him simply because he has training as a boxer. Oliver allegdly said "This needs to be over" (something to that effect), did anyone stop and think that he was trying to be the better person and start over, for Nahla's sake? 


Anyways, I just hope the reports of Nahla not witnessing the fight are true because that would be extremely traumatizing to any child, famous or not.

Jscot... Jscott1216

I think she's a self centered selfish bitch. That's my problem with her. She thinks she hot shit and better than everyone!

nonmember avatar AH

Halle get this whole thing to set up Gabriel. She is very selfish and only used Gabriel to have the baby. I hope Court wont let Halle win.

Emma Dean Smith

He was wrong for start the drama so now he has to pay the price for his silly move he made oh well Life goes on NEXT!!good luck

Jane Bala

I feel for Audry's ongoing frustration. The bottomline here is the Father has the right to be with his daughter. So the LAW will be on his side. Halle thinks she has worked it out to her advantage.... She had used Audry to get a lovely child and now she is using Oliver to get the child away from her father .... Hmmmm Stay COOL Audry!!!!!

nonmember avatar Maria

Thank you Kelticmom-I absolutely agree with you! People seem to forget how angry and nasty Gabriel Aubry is...he shoved the nanny, and called Halle the 'N' word before in front of their daughter at another hand-off-he wants to keep Halle and his child support money in the U.S.-he really needs to get a job! I could do well on $20K a month too...the nanny's not there to shove so he shoved Olivier and tried to intimidate him and got slammed and a black eye-sucks to be you Gabe!

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