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Halle Berry: I Tried to Kill Myself

3/29/2007 3:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Halle Berry once tried to commit suicide when her marriage to former baseball star David Justice fell apart.
Halle Berry
In an incredibly revealing interview with Parade magazine, Berry claimed that she tried to use exhaust fumes to take her own life, but thanks to a powerful vision, stopped at the last minute. "I was sitting in my car, and I knew the gas was coming, when I had an image of my mother finding me," Berry said. "She sacrificed so much for her children, and to end my life would be an incredibly selfish thing to do. It was all about a relationship. My sense of worth was so low. I promised myself I would never be a coward again."

During the interview, Berry also admitted that she underwent sex therapy with ex-husband #2 Eric Benet, an experience that she wishes she never had. "I was putting everyone's needs before mine." She kicked Benet to the curb in 2005.

Now, however, Halle's focus is clear -- the Oscar winner, who's currently dating 31-year-old model Gabriel Aubry, says she wants to be a mom, telling the magazine, "my sights are set on a different chapter of my life, which is motherhood. That's the goal I have very clearly set for myself."

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James Stouffer    

Hello, James Stouffer, Paradise Valley, AZ, here, 602.781.2054. Halle Berry, stole my Handspring Visor in 2003. It was in some luggage located in the rear of Focus Features, that is correct, Brokeback Mountain. It was Blue, and had no contacts because it had not been "in sync" with my laptop computer which was stolen by Rudy Hanks Garcia, of Being Alive, (see Stockard Channing, See Aaron Sorkin, See David Bromstad, Color Splash). It was similar to one which was owned by Steve Rule, of i-scraper.com, now buildonline.com, of san mateo, ca (saint mathew). This is verifiable, because, the head librarian at the west hollywood library got an anonymous call about my laptop computer from the above mentioned (being alive). they called my friend in silverlake (c holly's house on Brother's and Sister's). in legal terms, this is called factual basis.....David Bromstad is using this laptop computer and it's contents to facilitate his recent move to San Fransisco.

2694 days ago
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All American Girl    

I like Halle. I am glad she figured out that no man is worth killing yourself over.

2764 days ago
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blair    

This news about Berry is old. Does she have a movie getting ready to come out?

2764 days ago
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Dottie    

YAWN!!!!

2764 days ago
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Andrea    

I wonder what she thinks she was accomplishing by sharing this with the public? Too much information! I would have kept all of that to myself. Celebrities usually complain about the paparazzi and not having any privacy. Now we have Halle Berry telling us she went to sex therapy! What is the world coming to? First she confesses to a suicide attempt and then sex therapy. If she cannot handle relationships with men then how is she going to raise children? I think she desperately needs psychotherapy not children. After confessing this it is scary to wonder what has she kept to herself? She sounds like a real nutjob!

2764 days ago
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Great Dane    

WAY TO GO HALLE.....

Okay, maybe I need to phrase that better....I'm not happy she tried to kill herself....that alone, is a horrible thought.....but, I an HAPPY to see her speaking openly about feeling that way, I think it's IMPORTANT for teens, young women....people that are in BAD relationships to see.....that other people, even BEUTIFUL perfect Oscar owning people.....have low points....they aren't always PERFECT.....you cut them, and they too bleed.....I think it's a great way to heighten awareness about suicide in gerenral....and for that, I give Halle props......she was in a very ABUSIVE relationship....and that was followed by other horrible experiences....and her speaking about it now....PROVES, she's not only learned and grown...she's gotten to a place in her life where it's OKAY to not have everything be perfect.....

No man, no woman, no situation is worthy of a person taking their own life.....

2764 days ago
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Great Dane    

WAY TO GO HALLE.....

Okay, maybe I need to phrase that better....I'm not happy she tried to kill herself....that alone, is a horrible thought.....but, I an HAPPY to see her speaking openly about feeling that way, I think it's IMPORTANT for teens, young women....people that are in BAD relationships to see.....that other people, even BEAUTIFUL perfect Oscar owning people.....have low points....they aren't always PERFECT.....you cut them, and they too bleed.....I think it's a great way to heighten awareness about suicide in gerenral....and for that, I give Halle props......she was in a very ABUSIVE relationship....and that was followed by other horrible experiences....and her speaking about it now....PROVES, she's not only learned and grown...she's gotten to a place in her life where it's OKAY to not have everything be perfect.....

No man, no woman, no situation is worthy of a person taking their own life.....

2764 days ago
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Long Dong Silver    

I'LL give her a baby... Oooooo pick me ! pick me !

2764 days ago
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Kristina    

I admire the fact that she is being open & honest regarding this very serious and real issue. I bet a lot of people have different types of issues that might lead them to believe ending their life is the answer.

2764 days ago
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Sweet    

Remember the hit and run accident? Lmao I don't care what anyone says... she is CRAZY!

2764 days ago
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Kristina    

# 3 perfectly said.

2764 days ago
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Dottie    

This story is at least 10 years old. She wanted to kill herself before. After an ex-boyfriend beat her so bad that she lost the hearing in one ear. She chooses the wrong men. What woman hasn't done that at one point in her life.

2764 days ago
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OK!    

by "Andrea & try it again"

have you thought maybe her message could help somebody????????????????????

so shut the F!@K UP

2764 days ago
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confused    

Waaaah. I'm famous for being a bad actress!!!

she's ridiculous.

2764 days ago
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Moi    

#3. VERY WELL SAID!!

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