Halle Berry, husband Olivier Martinez file for divorce after two years of marriage
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez’s two-year marriage has come to an end.
Or should we call them Hal Maria and Oliver Martin?
The Oscar winner, using those aliases in court documents, filed her divorce petition on Monday citing irreconcilable differences. Martinez filed a similar petition on Tuesday using their real names, according to documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times.
The “Extant” star’s filing said she was not specifically seeking joint or primary custody of their son but rather what is in “the best interests of the child,” according to court documents, and would agree to visitation for Martinez. She also mentioned that they have a pre-nuptial agreement.
Martinez also listed his separate property as “miscellaneous jewelry and other personal effects,” “earnings and accumulations ... after the date of separation,” and “additional separate property assets and obligations of the parties, the exact nature and extent of which are not presently known.” They will need to sort out their community and quasi-community property.
Earlier on Tuesday, the couple announced their split in a joint statement to People magazine.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce,” they said.
“We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus of what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life and we hope that you respect our and, most importantly, our children’s privacy as we go through this difficult period.”
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It’s the third divorce and fourth high-profile split for Berry, who was previously wed to baseball player David Justice and musician Eric Benet. She also shares a daughter, Nahla, with French model Gabriel Aubrey, with whom she split in 2010.
The “X-Men” actress, 49, met Martinez, also 49, while filming the adventure drama “Dark Tide” in mid-2010, shortly after breaking up with Aubry. She and Martinez went public as a couple in October of that year.
The two announced their engagement in March 2012, soon after Martinez proposed with an emerald engagement ring. They wed in France on July 13, 2013, just a few months after confirming the surprising news that they were expecting a baby. They welcomed Maceo the following October.
Other sources told the site that they squabbled over “a personality difference” and their problems peaked last week when Martinez was sued for allegedly hitting an LAX employee with a car seat during a scuffle in January. Martinez has been in several fights before, most notably with Aubry over Thanksgiving in 2012.
A rep for Berry did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment.
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