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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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121.

MIMI    

OH HE'S JUST LYING, TRYING TO HANG ON TO HER MONEY THROUGH THAT BABY. WHEN DOES HIS ASS WORK?

SHE DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY FOR HIS ASS TO TAG ALONG.

HE AIN'T PAYING CHILD SUPPORT, IT WON'T HURT HIM TO WATCH HIS CHILD WHILE THE MOTHER WORKS AND IS THE SOLE PROVIDER

1273 days ago
122.

Terry    

I hope she gets her child. Every photo I've seen of that child growing up, her mother has been there, I think I've seen a random photo of him twice with the child. As far as some calling her mental, who isn't? the comments here are examples of mental. I feel he's still sowing his oats and she's now searching for a true Man, Husband, Father figure for her child. Really a single woman can raise productive children, I raised three son's and Two are Airforce, one a Tech Sargent 10yrs in,the other three ys in, and the other is a nursing assistant, all doing great and I'm proud of them. Halle I wish you well and Gab, Kim Kardash-in and out? Really! Now that's crazy.

1273 days ago
123.

lisa    

u all jus hateing her u may not like her but she is loved by many other , what wud be realy good if u guys kept ur hating to u all self<, all u guys need to do is just hope for t best wether ur a fan r an emeny > beside it takes a bitch to knw when someone else is. halle just do wat right for ur child

1273 days ago
124.

MissClarity    

I here tell that Halle claims Gab call her the "N" word. Well, I kinda have to agree she certainly is acting like one.

1273 days ago
125.

Joy    

It's in the DNA when you hate this hard-can't be anything more than what you are...PURE HATRED manifest in a human costume. It's Halle's life and her affairs - she minds her business-why don't you try those shoes on for a change hater(s). And for the person who wrote about Halle staring and rolling her eye's I knew her as well and this sounds NOTHING like her. You were the one doing the staring - it was you who couldn't control yourself-she was smarter and more focused than you-and you thought her moving to the otherside of the gym was about you...did you take your meds the day you wrote that mess?

1273 days ago
126.

Ashley    

Halle, I like you but if you pull that racial card BS-I will have no respect for you whatsoever and you WILL lose fans. People are tired of that being the first thing that is alleged. Both of you guys, don't make this all about you. If that happens, the two of you are going to make her childhood a living nightmare. I sincerely hope that is not what yall are striving for. All three of you need our prayers.

1273 days ago
127.

Ashley    

Who are you people saying that the little girl doesn't need to be with her father? Who says someone is a better parent because they've had more photos taken by paparazzi of them being with their child? Makes no sense. With all that is going on with the youth today, not having daddy in the home, getting into drugs and committing crimes because of it-how can you say with a clear conscience that the father's role is insignificant? I don't get you people. Honestly!! No wonder America is going to hell in a hand basket.

1273 days ago
128.

OJ    

I BELIEVE HALLE!!! SHE HAS BEEN IN THIS CHILD'S LIFE MORE THAN THAT CREEP HAS!!!! SHE KNOWS MORE ABOUT NAHLA THAN HE DOES!!! YOU CAN GO ON YOUTUBE AND SEE SO MANY VIDEOS OF HALLE WITH HER DAUGHTER AND WHERE WAS GABRIEL?? HE WAS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND!!! WHILE SHE WAS FIGHTING THE PAPARAZZI WHERE WAS GABRIEL?? NO WHERE TO BE FOUND!! OH NO WAIT... HE WAS WITH KIM K!!!! SO IF ANYONE SHOULD GET FULL CUSTODY IT SHOULD BE HALLE BERRY!!! GABRIEL CAN GO TO HELL!!!

1272 days ago
129.

What???    

I agree with LWC...and mt 2 cents:

How many of you ARE parents? I have read NOTHING that suggests Halle shouldnt be this childs mother. She carried her and loved her for all this time, and you say she should lose custody over her baby? You got to be kidding me.

She just said dude needs visitation with supervision. WHo cares. If he was around like he says he has nothing to worry about. If he is lying then the judge will figure it out. If he gets superevised visits, then after a few visits IF he is in fact a "great" dad he can get supervised visists off. Its that simple. But The daughter shouldnt be around whoever he is dating. He prob is gay as all hell and there is something more to it.

Fathers have rights, but when a father decides to leave his family because he cant handle his responsibilities then you know what a father gets? Visitation rights! Thats it.

All of you talking mess that "he was good enough to havve a baby with..." Well if she was good enough to have a baby with then he should have been able to deal with her control issues. They are both at fault for not staying togethr to raise this child.

And 50/50 custody is not good for a childs development. They need a stable home environment with one parent. In most custody cases 50/50 is not going to happen.

lastlt, Unless you know them personally STFU

1272 days ago
130.

mike    

Yal are all idiots you no nothing about these people lives, so you all make guesses according to your own personal experiences. This man may beat her. He may want to use his daughter as a cash cow. I personally think he knew she is one of the top actresses in Hollywood. She makes more money than him, so shouldn't him and their daughter be at every film she shoots. What happened to standing together

1272 days ago
131.

Irene    

I used to think that Halle was such a classy lady, but there is nothing classy about what she has done, and is doing. First of all, a classy lady would not want to have babies out of wedlock, and then shoo the father(s) away and out of the child's life. I couldn't see fine actresses like Angela Bassett, or Vanessa Williams pulling something like this. What's wrong with her? She claims she doesn't want to be married, but she wants to continue to bring children out of wedlock into the world. Thank God that Michael Ealy had sense enough to get away from Halle because he too, would be going thru this mess.

I have lost all respect for her, and disagree with her on this situation.

1272 days ago
132.

Portia    

First of all halle is a good mother and gabriel is a good father, this whole custody battle is because of his selfishness. He wants to be with their daughter 24/7 because his modeing carreer is over.Halle is still a thriving actress and her career is no where near over but at the same time she wants to be in her daughters life just as much as he does.What mother woudnt? Hopefully they can settle this in a way that is best for the child because at the end if the day she is the most important thing.

1272 days ago
133.

bratwat    

I think most of you people are clearly deluisonal. Yes Halle has her hang-up on men.. But no one has said a word about Halle restricting the father from seeing his child.
And kudos for her for allowing him accompany them while on a movie shoot. Remember folks she DIDNT become a movie star after she met him.. She was a huge star paying her own way long before him. And who is he? He was a nobody before she hooked up with her. So whose money is paying for everything? I betcha it isnt his.
You losers need to get a life and stop bashing this woman. Oh and by the way.. if u this Swordfish was her best work.. u certainly dont know her - so shut UP!

1272 days ago
134.

Luisa    

Halle needs to get some tips from Christie Brinkley on how to make the dads just disappear.

1272 days ago
135.

Chelle    

Everyone is quick to talk about Halle Berry but this is how she makes a living is acting and doing movies he didn't have a problem with that when he was dating her now it's a issue. If he wants custody of his daughter he needs to be able to provide for her with his own money and not suing Halle for support. so is it about the child for real or is just looking for money...

1271 days ago
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