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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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106.

Queen Bee    

People have nothing better to do but judge another person. So what that is her business and do you belive everything these magazine write. If so all of you B------- are a stupid Ass. Fine some business of your own. Who cares if you don't watch another movie of hers. I will and love all her movies. This woman has plenty of money that Gab punk ass don't. Hell he is another hoe and thought that he was going to get in her pocket and that his career was going to take off flying on her wings. NOT!!!! Stop trying to bring people down.

1172 days ago
107.

MissClarity    

Halle is really hitting low. It's very telling of the real type of person she really is. Shame on her. She is discusting. How dare her implicate her daughters father in such a grossly discusting untrue way.

1172 days ago
108.

Bruhman from da 5th flo'    

When she starting dating this guy, didin't she say something like "I gave the brothers a chance.." Now, you know when a woman says something like that, she's already "craazzee." Hallie would get dumped by a toothless, one-eyed, peglegged, space critter, once the "sex appeal" wears off.

"Make me feel good" my ass!

1172 days ago
109.

MELISSA    

WOW..GORGEOUS MAN...GORGEOUS CHILD...I WANNA BABY

WITH GABE! ALL KIDDING ASIDE I HOPE THEY WORK IT

OUT. COME ON GUYS PUT NAHLA FIRST. BEFORE YOU

KNOW IT SHE WILL BE GROWN AND WRITING A TELL ALL

ABOUT MOMMY DEAREST AND DADDY DEAREST....WE WANT

HER TO BE TREATED NICE SO SHE PLAYS NICE LATER!

1172 days ago
110.

kweeny    

People need to stop judging before you know what is going on! She said they agreed on the custody and when she found out he was trying to file custody while she went away is when she said he could come. You guys kill me faulting her for being a good mom and taking her with her.Man! if she left her alone with a sitter or him she would be better off? Please! Some people need to see why they can't stand someone so much and you never met them. Maybe, Jealous!

1172 days ago
111.

lorjon    

Jennifer Garner, Sandra Bullock, and so many other "real" actresses put their carers on hold when they had kids at least for the first year or two Not Halle ... and on top of working 15 hour days she's got time to spend with her new boyfriend. I have seen more pics with her and him out having fun than her with her daughter in the last few months. But she wants the facade. Only thing she doesn't fool most people. If she really cared about her daughter, 1) she wouldn't badmouth the father, especially in the media like she did and 2) she would grant him joint custody at least. She is one scary lady. And just to add, Angela Bassett, a fabulous actress, was offered Monster's Ball before Halle but she turned it down because she felt the sex scenes were too much and not the role for her ... That's the kind of role Halle wins an Oscar for!

1172 days ago
112.

Anonymous    

Just a thought. How wigged out would Halle get when Gabriel hooks up with another woman and has another child? Just wait and watch. Berry won't be able to handle it.
It would be far smarter not to air her dirty laundry in public and work things out privately with Aubry. Nahla doesn't need her parents fighting so publically and then be faced with reading about it as she gets older. The little girl needs both her parents.

1172 days ago
113.

Sharon    

The information that has come out suggests that Mr. Aubrey is not named on Nahla's birth certificate and that any custody/visitation rights depend upon Ms. Berry's approval. For whatever reasons, it only makes sense for Mr. Aubrey to secure his position legally. Apparently, his paternity is not questioned. There is absolutely no reason not to have legal rights with respect to sharing custody of his daughter. This is particularly true if there have been problems with visitation being withheld for reasons that may have nothing to do with the child's welfare. There is something suspect about allegations that only surfaced after Mr. Aubrey took steps to legally secure his rights. He seems to have been a significant part of her life for the past 2 1/2 years.

1172 days ago
114.

Lolo    

I can't believe some of you IDIOTS in here saying that guy should take Halle's child from her. He's a gigolo, bum, who wants to use his own child to get a free ride. The dude knew all along Halle works in show business, as well as other celebrity women who've had kids. You take a child because of that? What makes any of you think Gabriel is stable or could provide stability for the child? Probably AFTER he sues Halle for the money. You think he deserves custody just because he fathered a child? I bet some of you would die before you allow your kids' dad take them from you. You can bet that it wasn't hard for him to see his child; he a free loader and wants more. These men these days are a bunch of pathetic whimps suing women for support for themselves.

1172 days ago
115.

mooshkageebs    

Gabe is an international model who makes loads of moola, so he sure doesn't need Halle Berry's money from her 4 or 5 movies she's made. So she got an oscar, bfd. So did Cher, for an idiotic movie she was overrated in. Berry played a ho and won an oscar for it. What does that tell you? She should be glad to have a gorgeous, 20 year younger man who loves his daughter, instead of what she really deserves. A cootie. Grow up Halle.

1172 days ago
116.

Veronica    

Everyone is bashing Halle like they know her !! You guys need to get a life none of you know her OR him so stop speculating obviously there is a reason she does not want her child with him !! Also men tend to change when a baby is born and show their low down dirty side !!!!!

1172 days ago
117.

CFBARB    

Something is not right. If you believe the "printed" word, Halle has had problems with every male she has been in a relationship with. Either she makes very poor choices or she has some serious issues. The only one who is loosing is the child. No one should take away her right to be with her father. It took both of them to produce her. Both of them should be in her life. If Halle only wanted a sperm donor, then she should have gone to a sperm bank.

1172 days ago
118.

fc    

yes, halle berry has SUCH credibility. supposedly, EVERY man she has EVER been involved with beats and/or abuses her. convenient.

yet, she runs down a woma who suffers gruesome injuries, and takes off. waht is her punishment. nothing, of course.

i am POSITIVE that this crazy, manipulative player will one day get hrs. any man who EVER gets involved with her is a complete fool, as she has demonstrated that 1000% of the time these men supposedly ALL beat her abuse hr. now she cleverly adds a new twist. that gabriel aubrey called her the N-word. if he called her that, he'd have to have called or thought of his own flesh ad blood daughter in the same way. highly, highly unlikely.

she is an entitled C++T who needs to e taken down by a powerful attorney. remember, she's an ACTRESS, so i'm sure her little court and magazine gams with all of this trash-flinging innuendo through "anonymous" sources is her playing her latest part.

bod bless the father. may she rot in you know where. tmz is also clever about making HER seem the victim. she should be ashamed of your games.

1172 days ago
119.

MIGHTY WRIGHT    

THIS IS SAD.THE CHILD DOES NEED BOTH PARENTS.I HOPE THAT THEY CAN COME TO SOME AGREEMENT FOR THEIR CHILD'S SAKE.

1172 days ago
120.

loving    

Pray for them both. The relationship did not begin properly. Sex before marriage + a baby carriage = disaster. Both of them have high profiled careers. There are movie stars who take their children with them so that they may build a strong bond/relationship with them.

His case is not stronger than hers. I believe he wants the baby so that he can receive some type of child support afterall she's (Halle) rich. Remember the Anna Nicole Smith trials---Danny Lynn should have gone to Anna's mother not her biological father (realistically). Now Halle is really seeing what he really thinks of her...that she's nothing more than a n*gger to him..which is sad because being of mixed hertiage doesn't make you less human. Besides, he knew she was half black before he laid with her! I think it's all about getting her money...I don't believe she's no more incomptent than the next person when it comes to child rearing. She's learning what it takes to be a mother. And none of us knows what she or Aubury are really like...so it's best to pray for them and most importantly Nahla!

1172 days ago
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