Though their “mutual” split was said to be “amicable,” sources at RadarOnline claim that a custody battle for Berry and Aubry’s child, Nahla, is in the works and it doesn’t look all that “amicable” at all.
The couple have had joint custody of the child over the past few weeks that they’ve been separated, but Aubry reportedly isn’t happy with the situation:
“It’s been pretty difficult for Gabriel to see Nahla the last few weeks … He’s really getting sick of it and it’s getting to the point where he is seriously considering his options regarding pursuing permanent custody. He refuses to give up rights to his daughter, he loves her more than anything and is determined to be a regular, full time fixture in her life.”
I have to give him mad props on this one, if it does pan out to be true. I don’t know much about the dude, other than he’s wicked, steaming hot, but if he’s clearly as willing as this “source” is making it out to be to be a stand-up father who’s intent on being a permanent presence in his daughter’s life, that’s pretty fabulous if I say so myself.
The same source also states that Halle is to embark upon a trip to South Africa for a new film project and will be away for three months. Berry is said to be taking her daughter with her for the filming, but not if Aubry has anything to say about it. Apparently, words were exchanged between the former lovers as Aubry wants to keep Nahla with him in LA while Mama’s off in South Africa filming, but Berry supposedly won’t budge. Now, Berry’s proposing that she rent a house for the three of them to occupy while she’s filming and has plans to hire her ex (and daughter’s father) as a “full-time nanny.”
You know, as sad as it sounds either way, I’m fucking glad that they’re fighting over their daughter and not menial things like money, property or investments. Whatever their intentions behind gaining a custody agreement are, I hope it’s in the best interest of that gorgeous little girl, Nahla. Divorce sucks, but sometimes the fallout thereafter is much, much worse.