Halle Berry Should Know Better Than to Get Engaged Again

Halle Berry and Olivier MartinezOh, Halle Berry. For someone so beautiful and talented, she really doesn't do well in the game of love; and her latest move seems doomed as well. After plenty of rumor and speculation, we finally have confirmation that she is indeed engaged to Olivier Martinez.

Commenting on the speculation that's been buzzing, Martinez told The Miami Herald, "Yes, of course it’s true.” That was simple enough, though he did make some correction to what we've heard and said that jewelry designer Gurhan, who is taking credit for the ring, "has nothing to do with this."  In actuality, it was designed by Robert Mazlo, a jeweler from his neighborhood in Paris.

Glad we got that cleared up, but regardless of who did the ring, it's still one that Halle shouldn't be wearing. She should know better.


I would love to be happy for her, but her record to date is just too tragic, and she is breaking her own best advice. It was less than a year ago that Halle swore off marriage.  In an interview with The Sun, she said:

My father left us when I was young and that did affect my life. If I had a good father in my life, growing up, then I do not think I would have made the mistakes I made. I would not have been lost in love ... As it is, I had to find out about marriage from the men I've married. I have done it twice and I am not going to do it again. The traditional form of marriage is not for me.

So what happened? I know it's a woman's prerogative to change her mind, and I cringed when she made such a broad statement in the first place, but she shouldn't have caved so soon.

She's already been divorced twice, and then there has been that whole extremely messy business with Gabriel Aubry. Even though she wasn't married to him, I'd say it still counts her out for the third time is a charm thing. Most importantly, however, is her daughter, Nahla.

Just when it looked like she and Aubry were putting Nahla first, once again her well-being is most likely going to be put on a back burner. Not intentionally, of course, but the last thing Nahla needs is another man to come into her life ... then painfully exit it.

I wish Berry and Martinez the best if they go forward with a wedding. I just hope before then Halle really takes some time to consider her own words of wisdom.

Do you think it's a mistake for Halle Berry to get engaged again?

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