Last week we reported that Halle Berry’s fiance Oliver Martinez and her daughter’s father, Gabriel Aubry both wound up in the Emergency Room after they got into a tussle on Thanksgiving when Gabriel showed up at Halle’s home to drop off Nahla. The saga seems to only continue this week as TMZ is reporting that Halle will be heading to court sometime this week to seek a permanent restraining order against Aubry. When the incident first occurred, the judge issued a temporary restraining order which restricted Gabriel from coming within 100 feet of Halle, Nahla and Oliver; however, that order expires this Tuesday.
It is being said that Halle is extremely concerned that didn’t have enough control to refrain from trying to fight Oliver in front of Nahla and that him being around her child poses a huge risk because he didn’t think clearly enough about his actions and the emotional trauma that he could have potentially caused Nahla.
After last week’s incident, both men were released from the hospital, but Gabriel found himself in police custody where he was booked for misdemeanor battery but was let go after he made bail, which was set at $20,000. Thankfully Nahla did not witness the scuffle.
While Gabriel and Oliver could have handled their differences in a more mature manner, trying to get a judge to issue a permanent restraining order against the man that would prevent him from seeing his child is a little extreme. However, as ugly as things got between Halle and Gabriel during their custody battle I guess an occurrence of this magnitude was almost inevitable. I’m not sure what it is with celebrities always seeking to keep the other parent from seeing their children once the relationship goes south but it seems to be a very spiteful and vindictive trend that only serves as a major injustice to the children in the long run.
Hopefully Gabriel can seek some help for his temper and he and Halle will learn to work through their differences for Nahla’s sake.
Do you believe Halle’s attempt to get a permanent restraining order against Gabriel is reasonable?
Jazmine Denise is a writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise