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Halle Berry's Custody War -- A Long Time Brewing

2/1/2011 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry have been locked in conflict over custody of 2-year-old Nahla for months ... and much of it centers around Halle's movie career.

Halle Berry Custody Battle

Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ ... Aubry has complained when Halle leaves town it interferes with his ability to be a father.  Accommodations were made for Gabriel to accompany Halle and Nahla to London last August after he complained. 

Sources say the couple has never gone to court to establish custody and visitation rights.  They have tried working it out between themselves, but the situation has now become impossible.

TMZ broke the story ... Gabriel filed for paternity last month.  Officially we're being told it was a formality.  In fact, it was a prelude to what has become a bitter custody fight.

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46.

karlew    

Second story about this on TMZ and the second time they've purposely posted the worst pic they could find of him. Again I don't know anything about their relationship so I can't comment to that. But I have eyes. Just Google his name and see for yourselves how insanely gorgeous this man really is.

1256 days ago
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kim purdy    

Halle needs to get a grip. She was a very mature female when she decided to share a baby with this man. Halle's child deserves to have her father very actively in her life...no question.

1256 days ago
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elizabeth roberts    

What we have here is a failure to communicate.... lol... is this turning into a Brittney Spears soap opera???????? maybe what he wants is money honey......

1256 days ago
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SUN    

I think Halle is a wonderful mother... Halle is not married to this man- so why cant she take her child with her when she earns her living? I dont think he makes enough to support her and his daughter for the rest of their lives, and would he since they are not married? Halle is being forced to stop working, so that she can acomodate him. He knows Halle is a good mother, so why seek full custody?? That little girl would be destroyed. Sounds like he is bitter over the break up, and that Halle has tried to work out a schedule between the two of them, and he is using her career as an excuse and means to get back at her. No judge is going to give him custody over her period. By him filing for full custody, this has backed her into a corner to do the same. A man would not be forced to chose his career over his child, and this is essentially the excuse he is trying to use.

1256 days ago
50.

msmerlin    

Halle has always had a really strange energy. I've never thought she was much of an actress, but her race and her looks have given her the acting cred she lacks. She should have used a sperm bank and a sperm donor, since that is all she wanted from her baby's daddy. I feel sorry for her ex in this case. Hopefully her current sperm donor (that she wants another kid with) will be smarter than her last one and get some kind of contract on record before he donates.

1256 days ago
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crazy christmas pie    

This is why her PR team tried to portray this as a non-issue, they knew that public opinion would be against the bitch--nobody likes you hore--you have used this man and thought that your money and status in hollywood would trump his paternal rights--the public is overwhelmingly offended by her treatment of this man--like many have said, if he was good enough to impregnate her, why isn't he good enough to care for his child while she works? Text book example of a woman thinking she can have it all without compromise. . . . she just should have gone to a high end sperm bank if this is what she wanted--dumb bitch. . . .

1256 days ago
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kulit    

He's got full gay face going on in all of the pics. No offense to the gay population.

1256 days ago
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Tammy    

I think Halle is a wonderful mother... Halle is not married to this man- so why cant she take her child with her when she earns her living? I dont think he makes enough to support her and his daughter for the rest of their lives, and would he since they are not married? Halle is being forced to stop working, so that she can acomodate him. He knows Halle is a good mother, so why seek full custody?? That little girl would be destroyed. Sounds like he is bitter over the break up, and that Halle has tried to work out a schedule between the two of them, and he is using her career as an excuse and means to get back at her. No judge is going to give him custody over her period. By him filing for full custody, this has backed her into a corner to do the same. A man would not be forced to chose his career over his child, and this is essentially the excuse he is trying to use.

Posted at 10:01 AM on Feb 1, 2011 by SUN

What are you talking about?! He filed for JOINT custody. The man wants 50/50 time with his child. It is further reported that HE is the one who broke up with Halle, so I don't see why he'd be bitter about anything since he dumped her a$$.

1256 days ago
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MP    

Oh, remember when they were just sooo in love? The one who suffers in this situation is the child. How sad.

1256 days ago
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cregis    

Bet he wants custody so he can get child support with enough maintenance for him to live very comfortably.

1256 days ago
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LWC    

Gabe's stable French Canadian family his mother put him in foster care, went to live with his father at age 18. He and Halle never married.

@IndyGirl Halle's imdb works list isn't correct. The rest of the limited release of Frankie & Alice for the 4th has been delayed because of this as well as she's no longer associated with New Year's Day (has been replaced by K. Heigl (check the news)--she was supposed to be in NYC to film this week. No release date for Dark Tide. Her other projects you've listed there's no report when shoot dates will be or where they are in pre production. Also, doesn't mean if any of the others will get made with Halle in them.


Me thinks, there's more going on that just custody and visitation? Gabe lost a big modeling contract over the holidays and was not recently present when Halle was checking out schools/day cares for Nahla. So much for him saying he's been involved in every phase of Nahla's well being and development-LOL.

1256 days ago
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dd    

I'm sure he has his skeletons also, but then again she chose him.

1256 days ago
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nonymous    

Gabriel goes on a date with Kim Kardashian and all of a sudden he's the bad guy?! BULLSH! Here you have a man who actually wants to be a father to his kid. I don't see the harm in granting him shared custody. Him filing for SHARED custody alone show he's got the child's best interest at heart. Halle needs to get over herself.

1256 days ago
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Tammy    

If Halle has to do a movie, why not leave Nahla with her dad, all I see is Halle galavanting around town with that rodriguez man.

Halle is being difficult.

Posted at 10:23 AM on Feb 1, 2011 by Zoe#1

The average movie takes 3 months to film and given she had 5 movies scheduled for 2011 (now 4 since she pulled out of New Years Eve), she would basically never see her child if she left her with Gabriel. Personally, I think Halle scheduled all these movies as a way to keep travelling with Nahla and cut Gabriel out of the child's life.

1256 days ago
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dd    

He went to a game with the Kardashians, Kim is dating a basketball plr...I think Kims mom was going to rep him or attempt to rep. him.

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