Oh snap. Halle Berry is currently paying former boyfriend and baby daddy Gabriel Aubry a cool $16,000 per month towards taking care of their daughter Nahla, of whom he has part-time custody. However, Halle has gone to court to ask a judge to cut those payments down since Gabriel is apparently a deadbeat who is living entirely off Halle’s money.
TMZ has learned … Berry filed legal docs asking the judge in their custody case to reduce her monthly child support obligation from $16,000 a month to just over $3,000 a month.
Halle claims in her legal docs … Gabriel has stopped working and is content to live off of the child support, and that’s an abuse of the system.
She notes Gabriel is perfectly capable of getting a job … and by reducing the support it will allow 6-year-old Nahla to live a comfortable life … supplemented by his income.
Halle and Gabriel have joint custody … each has the kid around 50% of the time.
We contacted Gabriel’s rep … so far, no word back.
Not feeling deadbeats of any kind. I think it’s absolutely ridiculous that anyone at any point decided that a child would ever need $16,000 a month in care, anyway. Even if you were taking them to restaurants every night (which… no) and buying them new clothes every month, it would not total anywhere near that amount of money. No wonder he’s living large.
He needs to get a job, though, and the child support SHOULD be cut down – not only to prevent him from living the easy life, but because NO CHILD NEEDS THAT MUCH CARE, especially not when she’s only with him 50% of the time anyway.