Halle Berry's checkbook is about to get a workout ... she's going to start paying baby daddy Gabriel Aubry $16,000/month in child support -- which comes to almost $200K a year.
A judge signed off on a settlement involving their custody dispute over 6-year-old Nahla.
L.A. Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon also ordered Berry to pay Aubry a retroactive payment of $115,000. And get this ... she also has to pay him $300,000 in attorney's fees.
Who knew ... lawyers are more expensive than kids.
The Heat's On Gabriel, Olivier
10/6/2013 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Halle Berry gave birth to a baby boy Saturday ... and now the pressure is on all of the adults to make sure there are no more Thanksgiving Day bloodbaths.
Halle delivered the baby where many celebs do .. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A.
So here's the rub. The new baby daddy is Halle's new hubby, Olivier Martinez. But there's a second baby daddy in the pic -- Gabriel Aubry, father of 5-year-old Nahla.
Nahla spends most of her time with Halle and Olivier, but Gabriel is an involved, good parent -- with a temper. Olivier also has a temper, and deadly hands.
The baby and Nahla are going to bond, and it's going to be more difficult now for Nahla to "disappear" when she's with Gabriel.
The question -- are the adults going to behave.
A Little Pick-Me-Up
1/10/2013 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Gabriel Aubry is really shouldering the burden of fatherhood -- giving his 4-year-old daughter Nahla an adorable piggyback ride in L.A. yesterday ... after picking her up from school.
And there's plenty more where that came from -- because as we reported, Gabriel will NOT be criminally prosecuted for his involvement in a Thanksgiving Day brawl with Halle Berry's fiance Olivier Martinez ... as long as he keeps his nose clean for a year.
Worth noting ... neither Halle nor Olivier wanted to press charges against Gabriel over the fight because they didn't think it would be in Nahla's best interests.
Face for Modeling ...
Six Weeks Later
1/4/2013 5:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Gabriel Aubry is ready for his close-up again ... just a short month-and-a-half after his pretty boy face got bashed in by Olivier Martinez on Thanksgiving Day.
The model was still a little puffy when he arrived at LAX last night -- but looked much more like the guy who bagged Halle Berry 7 years ago ... instead of a guy who went 4 rounds with late 80s Mike Tyson.
Yesterday was exactly 6 weeks after the brawl that erupted at Halle's house as Gabriel dropped off Nahla.
He's come a long way, baby.
NO Fighting ...
NO Prosecution for Brawl
1/3/2013 12:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Gabriel Aubry is in the clear in the Thanksgiving Day brawl at Halle Berry's house ... with one string attached.
TMZ has learned ... the L.A. City Attorney conducted two office hearings -- one where Halle and Gabriel's sparring partner Olivier Martinez showed up together and another where Gabriel showed up alone on a different day.
Sources tell TMZ ... the case has now been resolved and Gabriel will not be criminally prosecuted, PROVIDED he keeps his nose clean for a year.
TMZ previously reported ... anger management was on the table as a possible condition to avoid prosecution, but the City Attorney has a policy of neither confirming nor denying specifics.
Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez
Jetting Off to France,
Leaving Nahla with Gabriel
12/22/2012 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Halle Berry and fiancé Olivier Martinez are looking to make their Christmas more peaceful than their Thanksgiving ... so they're jetting off to France for the holidays.
The happy couple was seen yesterday at LAX, sans Nahla, who is staying with daddy Gabriel Aubry for a few days before joining Halle in France later.
Peace on Earth and goodwill toward men.
Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez
for Disney on Ice
12/14/2012 2:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez took a break from custody fights (and physical ones) to visit the happiest place on Earth (adjacent) ... taking in a showing of Disney on Ice at the Staples Center last night.
The peaceful couple sat right up front, with Nahla seated on Halle's lap (see below).
The last time Halle had a seat that good ... her fiancé was beating her baby daddy senseless.
(Officially) in T-giving Brawl
12/12/2012 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Gabriel Aubry was officially told today what we already reported ... he will NOT face criminal charges for the Thanksgiving Day fight with Halle Berry's fiance.
Instead, the L.A. City Attorney's Office has decided to hold an informal hearing with Gabriel to discuss his brawl with Olivier Martinez.
TMZ broke the story ... Halle, Olivier and Gabriel's attorneys all agreed to settle the matter and avoid a messy criminal trial.
As we told you, investigators believe Gabriel was actually the aggressor ... despite getting his face bruised and bloodied during the the fight.
Gabriel could end up getting anger management classes after the City Attorney hearing -- or simply told not to do this again.
No date's been set for the hearing.
Started Fight ...
But Won't be Prosecuted
12/5/2012 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The verdict is in as far as cops are concerned ... Gabriel Aubry was clearly the instigator of the Thanksgiving Day brawl at Halle Berry's house
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... detectives are now clear on what they believe happened -- Gabriel committed two batteries on Olivier Martinez before Olivier lifted a finger to defend himself.
As TMZ first reported, as Gabriel deposited Nahla at Halle's house Olivier walked out and said, "We have to talk."
Based on interviewing the principles and witnesses, detectives have concluded Gabriel then pushed Olivier (battery #1) and swung at his face, making contact with his shoulder (battery #2).
Cops say at that point, Olivier responded in self defense with 3 quick punches to the face.
What's more, law enforcement sources tell us they are "concerned" about what they believe are "Gabriel's ongoing anger issues."
As one law enforcement source put it, "It seems he's still having a hard time getting over his break up with Halle."
But here's the good news for Gabriel -- we've learned Halle and Olivier have both told detectives and prosecutors they do not want Gabriel charged with a crime because they do not believe it would be in Nahla's best interests.
Law enforcement sources tell us the case will be set for an informal hearing at the city attorney's office. The likely outcome is that Gabriel will agree to take anger management classes, although the the hearing officer could decide to just drop the entire matter after hearing both sides.
Gabriel vs. Olivier
Who'd You Rather?
12/1/2012 6:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
DROPS Restraining Order
Against Olivier Martinez
11/30/2012 5:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's pretty remarkable, but a week after nuclear war at Halle Berry's house which left Gabriel Aubry's face a bloody mess, they have figured out a path to peace ... and the clearest evidence is that Gabriel's lawyer just went to court and dropped his restraining order against Olivier Martinez.
It happened just a few minutes ago. Shawn Holley, Gabriel's lawyer, told the judge her client no longer needed to keep Olivier away from him.
As TMZ first reported ... the parties struck an agreement Thursday to end their mega-dispute, which revolves around 4-year-old Nahla.
The remaining issue ... Olivier made a citizen's arrest after the fight and the case is going to the L.A. City Attorney for review. We're told it's "highly unlikely" Gabriel will be prosecuted.
If Halle can do it, maybe there's hope for Middle East peace.
with Daughter Nahla
11/30/2012 4:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Gabriel Aubry spent some long-awaited quality time with his daughter Nahla today ... for the first time since he and his baby mama Halle Berry called a truce.
As we previously reported, Halle agreed to drop the restraining order that prevented Gabriel from having any contact with his 4-year-old daughter.
Gabriel was still sporting shades during the meeting ... covering up the shiner he received at the hands of Halle's fiance Olivier Martinez during a Thanksgiving Day brawl at Halle's place.
But none of that seemed to matter to Gabriel today ... when he and Nahla were holding hands and smiling like they didn't have a care in the world.
Halle, Gabriel, Olivier
Peace at Last
11/29/2012 3:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Gabriel Aubry and Halle Berry have reached a truce in their war over that Thanksgiving Day blowout between Gabriel and Olivier Martinez -- and their lawyers announced the peace accord with the simplest possible statement.
Halle's attorney Blair Berk just walked into the hallway outside court, and held up a piece of paper with this handwritten message: "The parties have reached an amicable agreement. There will be no further statements regarding this matter."
The statement came from Berk and Shawn Holley, Gabriel's attorney.
As TMZ first reported ... both sides were working hard to hammer out an agreement, and went into court today to present their terms to the judge.
Halle and Olivier were not in court today, but Gabriel did show up ... sporting shades to hide his gruesome bruises from the fight.