Whoa. It’s kind of an intense day in celebrity news y’all. First we get word that the seemingly endless love betwixt Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez is DUNZO (it’s okay if you’re reading this with tears streaming down your face), and then we hear that Halle Berry‘s seemingly endless custody battle has also run it’s course. And Halle– who was fighting like cray to move to France (where fiancé Olivier Martinez resides) with her daughter Nahla– has lost the custody battle. Yup. It’s o-vah for that whole France movement, as a judge ruled in favor of Nahla‘s father Gabriel Aubry yesterday. Click inside for deets.
TMZ has the report:
Halle Berry just lost big in court — a judge has ruled she cannot permanently move her 4-year-old daughter to France … TMZ has learned.
Halle had been fighting tooth and nail with her baby daddy Gabriel Aubry to bring Nahla to Paris, where Halle wants to live with her fiance Olivier Martinez.
Halle argued the L.A. paparazzi scene made life in California too dangerous for her and her daughter — but today the judge in the case ruled in favor of Gabriel, refusing to let Halle jet to France with their kid.
The full details of the ruling are unclear — but one thing’s for sure … Halle did NOT get what she wanted.
Halle has said from the beginning she never wanted to remove Gabriel from Nahla’s life — she merely believed France would be safer for everyone involved.
Look, I know they’re celebrities. I know that I don’t know them and I’m not invested in their lives. But for whatever reason, I was soooo happy to see this news! Halle, I get it. France is effing awesome, lol. BUT Dads are more awesome, for the most part. And I would have hated to see a judge rule in her favor, taking baby Nahla (yes, she’s still a baby in my mind) a gabillion miles away from her Daddy.
Halle tried to build a case about France being safer than the US for celebrities and their children– she even brought her friend and fellow-actress Salma Hayek on the witness stand to testify (Salma lives in France with her husband and daughter), along with Olivier Martinez. But it looks like none of that ultimately worked in her favor.
Interestingly enough, Kate Middleton‘s topless photos were also said to be a possible issue in the case, since they were taken in France and, therefore, complicated the idea that French paparazzi isn’t all that cray. On that story, many readers expressed different opinions about the case. Some felt that Halle was messed up for trying to leave the country just to be with her lover, giving no regard to her daughter. Others felt that Halle was really just trying to keep Nahla and Gabriel apart for her own reasons, and PITNBR Ella pointed out that Gabriel had been accused of hurling racial slurs at Halle while they were fighting– perhaps this is partly why she was fighting to put some distance between him and Nahla.
But it’s all over now, and Halle will surely move on with things. Do y’all think the judge made the right decision? And can we talk about how bad the ‘razzis are clearly getting, when people are building whole court cases on their aggressiveness??? That ish cray!