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Halle Berry's Ex: Don't Call My Baby Black!

2/4/2011 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Halle Berry's ex, Gabriel Aubry, "went nuts" whenever anyone would refer to their daughter as "black" ... sources tell TMZ.

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Sources connected with the former couple tell TMZ ... whenever Gabriel would read a story about Nahla that referred to her as "black," he would go off, insisting his baby was white.  We're told Gabriel would tell Halle and others they should demand a "retraction" when such references were made regarding his daughter.

As TMZ previously reported, sources tell us Gabriel has called Halle the "N" word  -- and one woman previously involved with him referred to him as a "borderline racist."

We have been unable to get in touch with Gabriel's reps for comment.

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496.

Erm    

Hate to point out the obvious, but that baby isn't black. Both of her grandmothers are Caucasian. She has some African blood, but in the words of an old friend, "She ain't black, she yella."

1318 days ago
497.

dd    

@513 And where on the census do u mark color????/wow.

1318 days ago
498.

hedster    

Halle was a source of pride as the first black woman to win a Best Actress Oscar, but those who know her history are not at all surprised by her current behavior. After the beauty contest, she used and discarded a string of lovers to get to where she wanted to be. The real story of why a man hit her so hard she has diminished hearing in one ear would be very revealing. She comes from a poor background in Cleveland (who would name their daughter after a department store?) and we have seen glimmers of her lowlife side even through her carefully cultivated image. The hit-and-run just spotlighted her selfishness and her exes are united in revealing the controlling psycho she really is. I respect her accomplishment but not her lack of character. I hope she is a better mother to Nahla than she was to her stepdaughter India, whom she pretended to love and wanted to adopt before dropping her like a hot potato and showing how fake she is. In stark contrast, Sandra Bullock has continued to take an interest in her s***bag ex's daughter Sunny and will do so as long as she can. And dropping out of a movie to pursue a custody case with a man you virtually labeled a "sperm donor" and didn't respect enough to put his name of your daughter's birth certificate? Please, psycho, you simply left one role for another: Mommie Dearest!

1318 days ago
499.

NYveteran    

@eric she's black and white. but who gives a **** neway. nahla is both white and black.

1318 days ago
500.

sandy27    

The problem appears to be with Halle Berry and her ex, and nothing to do with their child. Yet another failed relationship, but this time Halle has their daughter to use as a tool to get what she wants. Doesn't say much for her as a mother.

1318 days ago
501.

laura    

What did he expect when you have a baby with someone black or half black everyone calls them black so what get over yourself maybe you should of had a baby with a white women if you are so sensitive

1318 days ago
502.

Gibbyswife    

To haha.
I heard the same thing.
This is a baby, not a color so why all the fussing, why does color have to be brought up anyway.

1318 days ago
503.

wow    

I have to wonder if the "sources" are contacting TMZ or the other way around.
I gather that Halle has sole legal custody of Nahla at this point because they were never married. Gabriel will have to establish his rights for joint custody in court. Therefore, she doesn't have to let him be with the child now if she doesn't want to.
Halle wanted Gabriel to accompany her to New York and take care of Nahla. He said no. In her defense, that probably sent red flags up. He accompanied her before so why wouldn't he do so now. Did he have an ulterior motive? She quit the New York job to be with Nahla. That tells me that she was afraid of his motives and losing the child. Gabriel wanted her to leave the child with him. I actually believe she was smart to keep the child with her. Gabriel could keep the child and go to court claiming he's the primary caregiver. The child is bonded with Halle right now and if Gabriel took her, it strengthens his case for he could claim she's bonded with him and he could even try to get sole custody. Celebrities travel to work all the time and leave the children with nannies. I don't see why Halle couldn't take a nanny with her to New York. The child isn't school aged ready yet. Halle shouldn't be punished for being a working mother and pressured to leave the child with Gabriel if she didn't want to. Everyone I know with joint custody arrangements here in Canada, married or unmarried have visitation to the father every other weekend with a couple weeks of holiday time a year. They're other variances but I haven't seen a fifty-fifty share arrangement. Perhaps Gabriel just didn't want to be around Halle in New York and that's his perogative but if he wanted to spend time with Nahla then it was in his best interest to go along. I don't blame her for being suspicious under the cir***stances.
I still believe the child needs a daddy and he should have joint custody. The mudslinging and name calling has to stop. Public opinion means nothing. Let the courts decide.

1318 days ago
504.

MELISSA    

WOW, SHE CERTAINLY DOES NOT LOOK BLACK. IF IT IS

TRUE THAT SHE IS BEING LABELD AS "BLACK" HOW

RIDICULOUS AND BACKWARDS THINKING BEING THAT

NAHLA'S MOM - HALLE IS MORE WHITE THAN BLACK (HER

DAD WAS BLACK BUT CERTAINLY NOT PURE AFRICAN AS IS

THE CASE WITH MOST AMERICAN BLACKS) AND HER MOM

WAS PRETTY MUCH 100% WHITE. SOMETIMES THE MEDIA

CITES CRAZY STUFF BEING THAT THE WRITER IS TRULY

IGNORANT OR THEY JUST WANT TO STIR UP SHI*.

REGARDLESS NAHLA IS CERTAINLY ONE OF THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL CELEBRITY KIDS OUT THERE REGARDLESS OF

HER ETHNIC BACKGOUND. SHE HAS THE BEST OF BOTH...

THE NATUALLY TAN FEATURES AND LIGHT EYES. MOST

MIXED KIDS ARE BETTER LOOKING THAN THEIR PALE OR

KNOTTY HEADED PARENTS...I AM JUST SAYING.

1318 days ago
505.

hlc    

Gabriel is the one sick. Whether he likes it or not we are all mixed with something as it relates to race. If he wanted his daughter to look a certain way he should have not gotten a black woman pregnant.

1318 days ago
506.

hlc    

there are a lot ignorant posts here. From someone being 100 % black or 100% white. Just stupid. There are no pure race of anything or anyone. You could be as white as the clouds outside in the sky and still have another culture hidden away in your bloodline. The press will print what they want to. I see a lot of people that obviously hate Halle Berry posting comments. How can one person be more white than black. Stupid comments such as she is more white than black. That is plain IGNORANT. Her daughter is beautiful and whether Gabriel likes it or not that little girl is considered mixed race just as her mom and many of us are. SO GET OVER IT!! THAT'S LIFE.

1318 days ago
507.

nick    

Yeah, that white boy will call a defenseless Black woman the 'N' word. But, I bet he won't step his punk-azz up to a real man and say that. And, no his baby isn't Black. She's bi-racial. But, there's no need to go over the top with it. He's a punk anyway.

1318 days ago
508.

bob dobalena    

Halle brought this on herself... You'll never stop being a *****(an american African), even if your an educated *****... money doesn't change that fact. Make the powerful feel powerless, then they will act as such. All of African decent need to learn of what they are and stop pretending to be something else. The conquer always lies to keep and stay in control!

1318 days ago
509.

nina    

The story is so believable I almost, just almost forgot he dated a BLACK WOMAN for 4 years!
*holding my head inbetween my hands and shaking from side to side*

1318 days ago
510.

Los    

Now now people lets calm down... We all know that being Racist isn't cool anymore thats why she didn't know he was a racist.. I dont know anyone who would tell you that in the yr 2011.. I say she should take the High Road, but I bet he wont call the N word again.. Because he saw her act like an AFRICAN AMERICAN and he never saw that SIDE OF HER BEFORE so now he call her the N-WORD.. I bet he wont EVER call her that again.. WE ALL KNOW THAT BEING PREDJUDICE is a learned behavior. I know there are many WHITE people who are RACIST but wouldn't DARE use the N-WORD...Because they know WHAT WOULD HAPPEN.. Period. We learned to be racist from you all..... So deal with it. oh I forgot you all cant...

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