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

by Maressa Brown on November 24, 2012 at 3:23 PM

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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  • paige...
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    paige8608

    November 24, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Halle has been wating to move to Paris w/ her daughter & new boyfriend/fiance/husband...whomever he is. But the courts have not given her permission to move out of the country w/ their daughter. Also, she's having to pay him child support! I'm wondering if they antagonized...egged on...provoked her ex  in order to make him do something crazy...in hopes to be able to leave the country.


  • IKnow...
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    IKnow0101

    November 24, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    @ Paige- that's what I'm wondering too.  However regardless who egged who on if Gabriel threw the first punch, it's over.


  • shelly
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    shelly

    November 24, 2012 at 3:44 PM
    HE "assaulted" the other guy, but HE is the one that ended up in the hospital? She has not seemed level headed, by any stretch. I wonder just a bit, if it weren't a set up type of situation. It just seems so convenient for her. I don't really care, I'm just glad it's not my life!!
  • Histo...
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    HistoryMamaX3

    November 24, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    I am hoping that we hear that Gabriel presses charges of his own... the whole series of events seems sad and emotionally charged. We need to hear what was said by Halle and her current fling before we know why Gabriel did what he did.

    Sadly, there is never a good reason to fight like those 2 men do- but when your children are involved and you risk losing your daughter to another man, your crazy ex, and a world apart- things would be rather emotional. :-(


  • jalaz77
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    jalaz77

    November 24, 2012 at 3:53 PM
    This is sad. I think she had a baby with him to have a baby and never thought about him being an actual father. I really dont think she could care less if Gab is a part of the chikds life. See what she says when she is grown up. Halle is selfish.
  • Jscot...
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    Jscott1216

    November 24, 2012 at 4:55 PM
    I completely agree jalaz77. She is NOT innocent in all this and it sounds to me like they set gab up and could careless that he IS the father and WANTS to be a father to their child and all she wants is to play house with her flavor of the month.
  • kelti...
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    kelticmom

    November 24, 2012 at 5:05 PM
    How is a guy she's been with since 2010 a "flavor of the month"? Nahla told family services earlier in the year that she was afraid of her dad, bc he screamed all the time. He was also accused of shoving the nanny while she was holding Nahla. Halle told the judge she was scared of him. He obviously has anger issues. The reason he wound up in the hospital and arrested was bc Martinez let him land some blows, then knocked him down and held him until the cops came. It's all in the original news story. The only reason Aubry wants to keep Nahla here is bc Halle has to pay HIM child support. Why is everyone attacking Halle for wanting to protect her kid from this obvious asshole? Just bc he's a model w a hot accent doesn't make him a great guy.
  • kaerae
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    kaerae

    November 24, 2012 at 5:54 PM
    new bf/gf/spouses should NOT be involved in visitation exchanges. Martinez should have stepped to another room while Aubry dropped his daughter off to her mother. Halle needs to step up and handle her own business like a grown woman instead of letting Martinez have a confrontation on her behalf. exchanging kids for visits is between THEIR PARENTS and no one else!
  • cmjaz
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    cmjaz

    November 24, 2012 at 8:24 PM
    Gabriel says that halle's security camera footage will vindicate him. Any bets that it conviently is erased?
  • cmjaz
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    cmjaz

    November 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM
    Sad that it has all come to this and isn't even over yet. They got about 10 more years before nahla makes her own choices
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