Sorry Olivier–Congrats Gabriel: Halle Berry Says One Way Or Another She Will Move To France…But Will Wait Until Nahla Is 18

March 25, 2013  |  

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It was just last year that Halle Berry and her ex, Gabriel Aubry, were in court battling over her desire to move their daughter, Nahla, to France. Of course, Berry is engaged to Olivier Martinez, and he is a native of France, which is one reason why she wanted to make to the move. However, Berry also claimed that she was hoping to head to Europe after feeling less and less safe in Los Angeles due to paparazzi interference at her daughter’s school and also because her former stalkers were released from jail in 2012 (one who had escaped from a psychiatric hospital was caught). But Aubry felt that her hope to move with their child was just an attempt to keep him away from his daughter. In the end, after a bitter physical altercation between Aubry and Martinez, and a judge telling her no to the idea of heading to France, both Berry and Aubry have come to a civil custody agreement, and the drama that was going on between them and all over the news last year has finally ceased. Well, as far as we can tell.

But Berry isn’t giving up on her plans to leave with her beau for France, the only change is that she will wait until Nahla is old enough to make her own decisions about where she wants to live before she moves away. In an interview with UK publication, HELLO! magazine, Berry set the record straight and says she probably won’t head to Europe until Nahla is 18 and is getting ready for college, but when she goes, that’s where she’ll stay:

When Nahla turns 18, she’ll be legally able to make her own decisions about where she wants to be and I think that then, when she’s off on her own, we’ll move there. It’s where I want to end my days, that’s for sure.”

She also says that her man, Martinez, has told her not to bother with trying to learn French now, because once she’s surrounded by French culture, things will come naturally.

I was told very lovingly by him not to work on it too hard now but to wait until we get to live there. Because for me, at my age and with all that I already have on my plate, trying to learn French is probably one of the hardest things I could possibly do. He thinks I’ll have an easier time when we’re living there and immersed in the culture – if we ever get to go that is.”

So until Nahla’s old enough to make up her own mind and go her own way, mother and daughter will be in LA. And if Martinez can wait 13 years, the actor and his gorgeous leading lady will be able to have the rendezvous’ in France they want for good. Until then…


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