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Halle Berry, Gabriel Aubry

Custody Evaluation Shows

Halle's the Better Parent

6/4/2012 11:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0604_halle_gabriel_01The all-important custody evaluation has been written and submitted to the judge in the Halle Berry/Gabriel Aubry custody war -- and sources tell TMZ the conclusion is clear -- Halle is the better parent, and that clears the way for her move to Paris.
The custody evaluator -- a psychologist -- wrote the report after extensive interviews with Halle, Gabriel, 4-year-old Nahla and others.  Sources tell TMZ ... the report raises issues about Gabriel's ability to care for Nahla, in part because of personal issues.  We're told the evaluator did not question Gabriel's love for his daughter or her love for him, but the report does cast doubt on his ability to assume responsibility for the custody and care for the little girl.

Now here's where it gets interesting ... The judge will decide the custody arrangement later this month, and whether Halle gets to move to Paris with Nahla -- something Gabriel vigorously opposes.

Under California law, the judge cannot question the fact that Halle is moving to Paris.  He can't tell her she's not allowed to move, nor can he conclude that she's bluffing.  The judge must accept AS FACT that Halle is moving to France.

The judge must then decide what is in the "best interest" of Nahla -- being with Halle full time or being with Gabriel.  Given the conclusions in the custody evaluation report, it's pretty clear the judge will decide Nahla is best served by being with Halle.  So Halle now has a huge advantage in her bid to move to France with the kid. 

If Halle is allowed to move, it's almost certain Gabriel would get visitation rights, but that's easier said than done when Nahla is 5,600 miles away.


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Halle Berry should not be moving to Paris. It's just selfish. The child needs a close in-person relationship with BOTH parents. Halle should move after the child is 18 and able to live where she wants to live. I hope the judge tells her that although she hasn't shown a lot of class to-date so she'll probably do whatever she wants and the childs best interests won't be a factor. Sad.

779 days ago


WEll, I certainly hope all you naysayers know the details of all this. SURE AS HELL HOPE IT IS NOT like my situation. My ex-husband pretends to care. Does crap like leave my 8 yo daughter home alone and DHR won't help me. A Narcissistic isn't about what is best for the child. EVERYTHING IS A COMPETITION. Which is what this looks like to me. He is going to beat Halle, any way he can. I could forgive my ex for why I divorced him, his vendetta for leaving after. NO WAY. SERIOUSLY, you people are going to act like jaunting over-seas is a big deal for these people? he can go visit and vice versa. IF NOT, then the judge has evidence NONE of us know about. Mens rights, my ass. Act right in the first place after the child is born and we won't leave your sorry asses...ohhhhh NOW you want to be a good daddy.uh huh!

779 days ago


That's a damn shame! He has every right to be a part of his daughters life, and Haley just took that away from him.

I used to be a huge fan of hers, but not anymore.

779 days ago


Nahla will grow up hating her for moving her away and out of her father's life. In the end, she'll hate Halle, so Halle will lose in the end.

779 days ago


All u losers going crazy believing everything TMZ puts on this stupid gossip site. How do you know they are telling the truth?? You don't know so get a life or better yet get a JOB!!!!!

779 days ago


She chose he guy to be her sperm donor. Obviously any parenting abilities he may or may not have had were never a factor. Looks were all that mattered. Yeah that makes her the superior parent????? The woman is a shallow b**ch and her daughter deserves bettere.

779 days ago


I feel bad for Gabriel! But, on the hand, it will be nice to be rid of this drama queen POS!!! Can't stand her! Good riddance! Please don't come back Halle! You won't be missed!

779 days ago


Halle really looks like ****....

779 days ago


This is horrible! Any judge who decides that the child is better off with that selfish psycho b!!ch needs to be thrown off the bench! There is no wa Halle is the better parent because she is trying to take a loving father away from his child and deprive her child of that important relationship. California law is ridiculous if the judge does not have the right to tell a parent they can't leave the country. If that is the case, all the judge would have to do is give Gabriel joint custody and then I do not think Halle could move without his consent which is what he should do! I do not believe that Gabriel has personal issues that prevent him from being a good father. That is BS. Halle probably paid off the psychologist.

779 days ago


I'm not surprised Halle Berry came out on "TOP"!!! Money alone doesn't make a person a "GOOD" PARENT!!! She and her sister were raised primarily by her mother due to her father's instability and "ABUSIVE" behavior. She donates her time and money to help support a program dedicated to helping women with children transition out of "ABUSIVE" relationships. As an adult,, she's been involved with "ABUSIVE" lovers/husbands. Halle Berry certainly "ISN'T PERFECT", but she has consistently cooperated with the court and honored whatever custody arrangements that were brokered under its guidance. On the other hand, Gabriel Aubry has "PERSONAL" ISSUES THAT STILL REQUIRE HIS VISITATION TO BE "MONITORED"!!! He was even "RELUCTANT" to consider the judge's "PRIVATE MEDIATION" recommendation until "ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE" due to the nanny's assault/battery allegations. Realistically, Gabriel Aubry hasn't put his "BEST FOOT FORWARD" as a "FOCUSED, RESPONSIBLE" ADULT who can be depended upon to raise a "BI-RACIAL" daughter with a "HEALTHY" SELF-IMAGE!!! Nahla is a "CHILD" -- NOT A "TROPHY" to be trotted out for "CONVENIENT" photo ops to help "PROP UP" whatever "PRECARIOUS" CELEBRITY STATUS Gabriel Aubry "MAY HAVE"!!! I suspect the prospect of Nahla's "SOMEWHAT LIMITED" availability for PR pruposes REALLY HAS HIM WORRIED!!! He's been given many opportunities to convince the court that he has what it takes, but HE "FAILED" TO MAKE THE MOST OF THEM!!! HE JUST DIDN'T BRING HIS "A" GAME AND HALLE BERRY CAN'T BE BLAMED FOR THAT!!!

779 days ago


I had a halle Berry experience at LAX last year. She is really out of control, raging and very threatening. I think either she is unstable or just totally arrogant. This tokk place in the Luftansa first class lounge and it didnt concern her,she just interfered,and made a scene. Very odd.

779 days ago


Because some head Doctor says she's the better parent is a load of crap. He is her Father, he has a right to see his daughter just like other Fathers do. If she moves to Paris, he should charge her with kidnapping. If Judges start doing this, Fathers will lose all right to their children. She is using money to buy the legal system. Shame on her.

779 days ago


Taking her so far away from her father does the child no good and instantly makes Halle look like a lesser mom. This child deserves a relationship with both parents. Didn't Halle's father fly the coop? Doesn't appear his vanishing act served her well.

779 days ago


Hailey Berry is a Witch. This child needs her Dad as well as her mom. A stepdad is NOT her dad. She is a selfish witch and only cares about her self.

779 days ago


what a selfish bitch, taking that child away from her parent. It's not whats in her best interest. Only HER interest. parental alienation to the fullest

779 days ago
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