The celebrity parenting handbook
By Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times
Halle Berry: Protect your kids from the papz( Pierre Andrieu / AFP / Getty Images )
Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry went into mama-bear mode when paparazzi got a little too close to her family at LAX Airport in April 2013, a few weeks before she revealed she was pregnant with her second child.
Shutterbugs swarmed Berry, her fiance, Olivier Martinez, and her young daughter, Nahla, snapping photos of them as they made their way down the escalators and out of the terminal after a vacation in Hawaii. Berry shielded her face as Martinez carried Nahla.
A few months later, the actress joined actress Jennifer Garner to address the California State Assembly in an effort to pass an anti-paparazzi bill.
"We aren't just whiny celebrities that many times people think we are," Berry said. "We're moms here who are just trying to protect our children ... [photographers] say curse words and call me names, all trying to provoke some sort of response to sell a photograph. ... They have the right to take the photographs, as much as I hate it. As much as I hate that my children are objectified that way. This bill still allows them to do that. What we are asking is that they take these pictures with some dignity."