Well, we all pretty much saw this one coming. Halle Berry‘s ex Gabriel Aubry and her fiancé Olivier Martinez got into a huge fight on Thanksgiving Day, and all hell has broken loose. Gabe (I call him Gabe sometimes) was dropping off Nahla, his 4 year-old daughter with Halle, when Olivier approached him and the fight started to go down. Many of us are still confused as to how Gabriel was later arrested but Olivier wasn’t, although I guess it helps that Olivier made the citizen’s arrest– which is hella weird considering (as some of you pointed out) that Olivier is a French citizen and Gabe is Canadian. Now yesterday we saw the post-brawl pictures of Gabe and, sadly, the very pretty face that many of us know and lurve (shouts-out to PITNBR kendra) has been desecrated. AKA… he got his ass handed to him by Olivier… lol. And now it looks like he might get his ass handed to him by a judge. Halle‘s heading back to court this week to change the current, temporary order of protection into a permanent restraining order against Gabriel. Click inside to learn more.
TMZ has the update:
Halle Berry is taking no chances … she’s going to court early this week for a restraining order against Gabriel Aubry after the blowout fight Thanksgiving day … TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ Halle and her lawyers are alarmed that Gabriel allegedly started the fight with Olivier Martinez right in front of 4-year-old Nahla. Although a judge issued an emergency order of protection — requiring Gabriel to stay 100 yards away from Halle, Nahla and Olivier – that order expires Tuesday.
We’re told Halle’s lawyers will be in family court asking a judge to extend that protection for an indefinite period of time.
TMZ broke the story … the bloody fight landed both Gabriel and Olivier in the same hospital ER. Gabriel was arrested and could be charged with criminal battery.
Sources tell us … Halle’s argument is pretty simple — if Gabriel can’t control himself enough to protect Nahla from emotional trauma, it’s too risky for him to be around the child, Halle, or her fiance … with whom he clearly has beef.
Halle has firepower behind the argument, because we know Halle’s lawyers argued before the same judge on previous occasions that Gabriel’s temper was uncontrollable.
Man… it is sooo hard to call this story. On the one hand, I feel like a lot of you feel– something ain’t right here. It’s all very convenient for Halle, seeing as how she just lost the custody battle with Gabriel and I really don’t believe in coincidences.
However, PITNBR Ella has sort of vouched for Halle in the past, mentioning that Gabe was known for being douchey (even to the point of insulting Halle with racial slurs), and arguing that we do not know the entire story, which is true.
But I just can’t shake the fact that Halle was prepared to go all the way to France with Nahla. Gabe may, in fact, be a douchebag, may even be a racist (I don’t think he is) but even if he is THE WORST person ever, he is still the guy Halle decided to have a baby with. And he’s still Nahla‘s father. Unless he’s a physical danger to her (and I haven’t seen or heard proof that he is) then I believe he has the right to a relationship with her. I certainly understand the argument that a parent can be emotionally damaging to their children but (and this is unfortunate sometimes) it’s difficult to measure that. As a parent I can safely say that ALL PARENTS cause some emotional damage to their kids. LOL… no, but seriously… we do. That’s why the first thing you talk about in therapy is your Mom, and then your Dad… and then you circle back to your Mom. It’s impossible to raise a child perfectly and so–yes– I believe all children suffer a little (sometimes a lot) of emotional ish because of their parents.
As I said before, it sounds like allll of the adults in this situation need to get it together. Because a physical fight in front of a four year-old is definitely on the high-end of emotional ish (IMO), so Olivier and Gabe (and Halle, for whatever role she might have played in it) need a judge to tell them all that none of this is cool. Again, IMO!
Do y’all think Halle is right to go after the restraining order? And if she is successful, will that make it possible for her to finally move to France with Olivier?