Halle Berry is having a good week! First the news went out that she’s going to star in her own supercool-sounding CBS drama. And now she just gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Sunday (yesterday). This is the second child for Ms. Berry, daughter Nahla being the first. Here’s what People is reporting:
Olivier hasn’t left Halle’s side. Nahla visited her baby brother earlier today.
Ms. Berry is 47. She became pregnant with her second child at age 46.
~Congrats Halle~ Glad you plopped out that baby. You looked way ready.
October 7, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Halle Berry is going to star in a drama for CBS next summer. Does anyone find this surprising? Halle Berry seems like a movie star to me. You know, A-list, fancy-ass, actual “movie star” movie star. But I guess those bills gotta get paid somehow. And it seems like most of the best writing is on TV now. It sounds like it could be a really interesting show. From ABC News:
The Oscar-winning actress will headline “Extant,” a 13-episode thriller. Berry will play an astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that change the course of history.
The series is being made in partnership with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, which made last summer’s surprise hit for CBS, “Under the Dome.” CBS announced “Extant” in August.
In her personal life, Ms. Berry is busy as well. She’s due to give birth soon to a baby boy and she just married Olivier Martinez in July. I’m not a Halle Berry fan or anything, but her show like something I’d watch. I’m down with Oscar winning actresses in space.
October 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
In what is a bit of happier news, I suppose, the reports were correct and Halle Berry married her longtime fiance and father of her miracle baby Olivier Martinez at Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France on Saturday. It was a small, chill ceremony and some sneaky paparazzo took the image above while hiding in some bushes, I suppose, and then sold it to US Weekly, who published the following:
Sources tell Us that the bride and groom first exchanged vows in a civil ceremony performed by a local mayor at around 4:15 p.m., and then had a religious ceremony in the chapel on the grounds of the Chateau at 5:30 p.m.. Around 60 guests, including Martinez’s brother, Vincent, and mother, Rosemarie, were in attendance.
“White marquees were put up, and everyone was very discreet because it was a show business wedding,” a local tells Us of the nuptials, which also made use of several white limousines. “But generally it was pretty down-to-earth.”
Which is not to say it wasn’t a great party. Following the ceremony in the chapel, wedding guests enjoyed a celebratory dinner, followed by a fireworks display and dancing. “They all partied long into the night,” a source tells Us, noting that the music could be heard until around 1 a.m. local time.
I doubt Halle did all that much “partying” considering she’s getting well into her second trimester of pregnancy, but I’m sure it was a lovely time and congrats to them, etc.
July 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Halle Berry is currently pregnant with her second child, a son, belonging to Olivier Martinez. We all know the old adage – first comes baby, then comes marriage out of guilt or an adherence to outdated societal standards… that’s right, isn’t it? (LOL.) In any case, the rumours are that Halle and Olivier might be tying the knot as soon as this weekend. Could it be? They did get engaged last year, so a wedding is inevitable, I suppose…
From E Online:
E! News has learned that Halle Berry is getting married to fiancé Olivier Martinez this weekend!
The happy couple was spotted leaving LAX earlier today, with Berry’s daughter Nahla in tow.
Well… that’s a whole lot of information. I don’t think I can possibly process all of it so quickly! So many details! So conclusive!
In all seriousness, who knows if this wedding will actually happen, but best of luck to them either way when it actually does.
July 11, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Halle Berry‘s been giving court testimony in front of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety in California in an effort to get a judge to put a law into place that prohibits paparazzi from getting all up in celebrities’ faces, particularly when they have kids with them. Apparently her daughter Nahla was pretty scared of photographers and Halle thinks kids shouldn’t have to live in fear, which I can dig.
Here’s part of her testimony (via DS):
“My daughter doesn’t want to go to school because she knows ‘the men’ are watching for her.
“They jump out of the bushes and from behind cars and who knows where else, besieging these children just to get a photo.”
Berry also said that Nahla was left distressed when paparazzi became involved in an altercation with herself and Martinez.
“They were trying to start a fight with my fiancé because if they get a photo of that, it’s more money,” the X-Men star recalled.
“[Nahla] asked, ‘Mommy, are they going to kill us?’ She didn’t get to sleep until 3am, because she can’t get this out of her mind and she doesn’t understand what just happened to her.”
The committee approved the measure and it’s being moved to the Assembly Judiciary Committee for further discussion. I see where Halle’s coming from here – especially considering that she’s currently pregnant – but it’s difficult to regulate that industry when celebrities are VERY well compensated for their “lifestyle”. Paparazzi are kind of part of the deal. That doesn’t give a photographer the right to do anything dangerous and invasive, by any means, but I’d let people take unflattering photos of me for the millions of dollars I have at my disposal at all times.
June 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Halle Berry is currently pregnant with her second kid – her first with fiancé Olivier Martinez – proving the biological fact that everyone but the actress knew: she’s not past child-bearing age just yet. Hurray!
In any case, Olivier recently spilled the beans on the baby’s gender at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival…
“My son will be an American, but I remain French,” Martinez told PEOPLE in Paris on Wednesday.
God, I’m jealous of that kid already. Not just because he’s rich, but also because he’ll have dual citizenship! That shit’s hard to come by and really useful.
On another note, it’s cool that Nahla is going to have a little brother. I bet she’s not all that thrilled about it, but oh well.