Eric Benet Surprising Wish for Halle

4/5/2013 5:00 PM PDT

Halle Berry's Ex-Husband Eric Benet -- Surprising Wish for Halle & Baby #2


One of Halle Berry's exes said something nice about her and her pregnancy -- and the kind words came from none other than singer Eric Benet!

We broke the story ... 46-year-old Halle is expecting her second child -- this one with fiance Olivier Martinez -- and based on Eric's reaction, it looks like we broke the news to him in Bev Hills today.

It's no secret ... Halle doesn't have a great track record of remaining friends with exes -- but Benet, who was married to her from 2001 to 2005, had only 2 words for Halle.

If you've forgotten, Eric and Halle had a particularly nasty split, but apparently ... time heals all?