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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.