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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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76.

Dee    

I think Gabriel is being selfish!! Halle Berry is a movie star and he is using this to his advantage. The parent that works the least is usually awarded physical custody because that parent is able to spend more time with the child. Clearly, he works less that she does. Both Halle and Gabriel are Nahla's parents and it seems to me that he's making her chose between her career or their daughter. And thats not fair. No parent should have to go weeks without spending time with their child, but she is an actress. She spends weeks at a time on movie sets. She's a working mom and he should be more understanding.

1270 days ago
77.

mike    

Interesting all the hate on here for Halle. The guy's a clown since he knew what he was getting into. Why does she have to change her lifestyle for him to be a father, you morons. He needs to start acting like a real father and a real man and try taking care of his child like we all do. So do you goobers and this clown think he is going to get custody of this child. He had a good thing and did not know how to handle it. Like you bloggers could if you had the opportunity.

1270 days ago
78.

maggie    

She was quoted "I will give up my career if I have to because she is the love of my life." I wonder if she will keep her word?

1270 days ago
79.

mtc    

To all the haters, apparently NONE of you have children or you would agree she has EVERY right to fight to keep her child.

I wouldn't trust a parent either if EVERY time they kept their child they expected to be paid, he is ONLY after money and I don't blame Halle for wanting to close the bank.

He got used to a certain lifestyle with her and now wants custody of Nahla so HE can receive child support that damn smooch.

She got tired of his hand being in her pocket and something else is going on that SHE has kept private that she is saying he is endangering the child. She did NOT instigate this fight but she is not backing down either for the sake of her child & I don't blame her one bit.

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80.

Tiffany    

I swear Halle Berry was on a webcam chat site called http://www.camupchat.com last night. If it wasn't her it had to be a twin. I will see if she is on again tonight :)

1270 days ago
81.

maggie    

She was quoted "If I had to give up my career to be with my daughter I would because she is the love of my life".....I wonder if she will keep her word?

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82.

Karen     

She is absolutely awful!! He shouldn't have to travel on Halle's schedule to be able to see his little girl!!
This is wrong....

1270 days ago
83.

Gridiron    

Why was K-Fed slammed by everyone and called a gold digger when it was obscenely obvious that he was the more stable parent (with Brit shaving her head, screwing paparazzi, and acting really crazy), yet this dude gets the free pass? If he was such a loving perfect father, he never would have had a child out of wedlock to begin with. Live reckless, pay the price. I personally think he saw a financial come-up and now he's trying to capitalize on it. I don't know why so many people are quick to slam the mother in this particular situation, yet gave their support to that loony nut case Brittany. Actually, I do know. Likely the same phenomenon that makes Obama the most openly disrespected and mistreated President in history. Somehow, the rules of decorum don't apply to all. It's okay to have politicians break proper decorum for the first time in recent history to scream insults at you, or be interrupted over twenty times by a Fox news interviewer like you're some bum off the street, or have opponents indirectly suggest violence against you or encourage people to display monkey images of you at rallies, or even automatically be presumed to be the bad guy in a custody dispute when it's clear you have the most to lose financially in the matter... for some people. Other people get the utmost respect and support, even if they shave their head at midnight on a whim or lie to send thousands of US troops to their deaths in a senseless war. Deny all you want, the truth always shines through. Halle may not be perfect wife material, but the fact she dated and broke up with several high profile men does not automatically make her crazy. How many high profile women has Leonardo DiCaprio dated? How about Justin Timberlake? Ms Berry tries to be respectful and marry these dudes and because it doesn't work out, she's automatically "crazy"? Bull crap.

1270 days ago
84.

Gridiron    

Why was K-Fed slammed by everyone and called a gold digger when it was obscenely obvious that he was the more stable parent (with Brit shaving her head, screwing paparazzi, and acting really crazy), yet this dude gets the free pass? If he was such a loving perfect father, he never would have had a child out of wedlock to begin with. Live reckless, pay the price. I personally think he saw a financial come-up and now he's trying to capitalize on it. I don't know why so many people are quick to slam the mother in this particular situation, yet gave their support to that loony nut case Brittany. Actually, I do know. Likely the same phenomenon that makes Obama the most openly disrespected and mistreated President in history. Somehow, the rules of decorum don't apply to all. It's okay to have politicians break proper decorum for the first time in recent history to scream insults at you, or be interrupted over twenty times by a Fox news interviewer like you're some bum off the street, or have opponents indirectly suggest violence against you or encourage people to display monkey images of you at rallies, or even automatically be presumed to be the bad guy in a custody dispute when it's clear you have the most to lose financially in the matter... for some people. Other people get the utmost respect and support, even if they shave their head at midnight on a whim or lie to send thousands of US troops to their deaths in a senseless war. Deny all you want, the truth always shines through. Halle may not be perfect wife material, but the fact she dated and broke up with several high profile men does not automatically make her crazy. How many high profile women has Leonardo DiCaprio dated? How about Justin Timberlake? Ms Berry tries to be respectful and marry these dudes and because it doesn't work out, she's automatically "crazy"? Bull crap.

1270 days ago
85.

Jen    

i believe gabriel would be the more "stable" parent. there is something about halle that i have never trusted. she was involved in a very serious hit and run accident a few years ago,(she was the one who hit and ran) i think she got caught driving under the influence once as well(i do believe she managed to get out of that too)and, she says alot of strange things during interviews. she always complains about men, but she goes from man to man quite often. of course i dont know either of them personally...just observations ive made.

1270 days ago
86.

Jenna    

OMG GROW UP!!!!!!!!!!1 This ugliness will do nothing but cause pain and hurt to that poor child. Ridiculous. Here is a newsflash! You dont need to love eachother to be loving co parents. Grow up and create a fair aggreement without getting ugly.

1270 days ago
87.

team christina millian    

HE WILL NEVER GET CUSTODY! NO JUDGE WILL TAKE THAT CHILD AWAY FROM HER OSCAR WINNING, DRUG FREE, WEALTHY, LOVING MOM FOR A MALE MODEL....WHY IS SHE CRAZY? SHE IS NOT ALLOWING ANY MAN TO WALK ALL OVER HER.....SO SHE GETS THAT TITLE....THIS WORLD IS SICK!

1270 days ago
88.

Josh    

This is horse manure. When K-Fed got custody of his sons, it was CLEARLY apparent that he was the more stable parent (you know, while Britney ran around crashing cars, sleeping with Paparazzi and shaving her head). Yet, everyone STILL called him a gold digger and opportunist. Now, this guy (who is every bit Halle's inferior as K-Fed was to Brittany) is being portrayed as a sinless victim who only wants to love his daughter. BULL-ISH. He saw a big money come-up and he knows the best way to get the most loot is to get full custody and get child support from Halle. This fool wants to be K-Fed part 2. If he was such a fine upstanding individual and perfect father, he never would have had a baby out of wedlock to begin with. Only in America can SOME people, who have well do***ented mental issues, receive more support than OTHER people who have nothing but rumors and ASSumptions spread about them. I guess Halle's a bit too "uppity", like Obama. Damn right I said it, because you know it's true. Now feel free to think of a completely original response like "stop playing the race card". The mafia denies their existence too. Doesn't make them not exist...

1270 days ago
89.

SuzyCreamCheese    

I think Halle She needs to look seriously why none of her relationships work out. She have a pretty scary track record and if I were Gabreil I would have my lawyer collecting statements about her mental health from some of these x's.

It wasn't that long ago she was busted for driving around drunk stoned and crazy.

1270 days ago
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Tellthetruth59    

Check out these blind items where Halle and Gabriel were the best guess:

71. UNDERGROUND BUZZ 11/26

1. This Top Male Model recently ended a long time romance with his baby momma. The Woman was beautiful, but she had man issues. He decided it was best if they parted. He recently befriended a sexy Reality Star. They look good together, but she may be only using him for publicity. She prefers African American men. Gabriel Aubrey (Halle Berry)/Kim Kardashian

128. UNDERGROUND BUZZ 12/16

This Male Model has a baby by an Oscar Winner. This woman is very powerful. She recently made him break up with a Reality Star. He was so afraid that he dumped the reality star. Gabriel Aubry/Halle Berry/Kim Kardashian

76. BLIND GOSSIP 11/29 **#1**

When Boy and Girl 1 were together, Girl 1 had lots and lots of nasty things to say privately about Girl 2, another celebrity. Since Girl 1 and Girl 2 have never run in the same circles (one is known for film, and the other for television), it was unlikely to ever become more than a running joke between our couple that Girl 2 was a "no-talent" "slut". Well, that is, until they split up. His first public hookup after the split? With Girl 2. To say Girl 1 is furious would be an understatement. The tide has turned, and what started out as an amicable break up has now become an all-out private war that includes lots of screaming matches on the phone about how Girl 1 doesn’t want that "plastic whore" anywhere near their child/ren. For the record, the new relationship is a PR setup. Boy couldn’t care less about Girl 2. He just loves the attention that another relationship brings. And he really, really loves that there is nothing on earth that irritates Girl 1 more.
Boy: Gabriel Autrey
Girl 1: Halle Berry
Girl 2: Kim Kardashian

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