Halle Berry steps out with new mystery man as ex Gabriel Aubry confirms 'sad' split
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:52 PM on 1st May 2010
As Halle Berry stepped out with her new mystery man last night, ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry has confirmed that the pair have parted company.
The 43-year-old actress was pictured holding hands with an unknown gentleman leaving the critically acclaimed Broadway play Fences, which stars Denzel Washington.
And if that didn't make the split plain enough, Aubry made a statement to Access Hollywood yesterday admitting the pair have separated after four years.
Mystery man: Halle Berry was spotted leaving Broadway show Fences with an unknown gentleman
He said he was 'sad' to confirm the split and refused to comment on all of the 'wild inaccuracies' currently being reported by the media about his former relationship.
The 34-year-old, who has a two-year-old daughter Nahla with the Oscar-winning actress, continued: 'She is, and will forever be, one of the most special and beautiful people that I have ever known, and I am certain that we will continue to have only love and respect for one another.'
Aubry added that their daughter is their main priority.
'Her happiness and well-being are the most important thing for both of us," he said. "Please respect our privacy during this very difficult time.'
Cofirmation: As Berry was seen holding hands with another man her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry admitted the pair have split up
Rumours of the pair's split had been building in the showbiz circuit in recent weeks and reached fever pitch earlier this week when Berry attended an event on her own.
Although she is reported to be heartbroken, the actress remained professional throughout her red carpet appearance.
Showing off her stunning curves in backless grey sheath dress, she smiled and posed for the paparazzi when she arrived at the Linked Against Leukaemia DKMS charity gala.
Newly-single? Halle Berry looks stunning in a figure-hugging grey dress as she arrives at the DKMS' 4th Annual Gala at Cipriani in New York
The couple were said to have quietly split several months ago, but have remained on good terms as they continue to co-parent their little girl.
The handsome pair have been working out a 50/50 custody deal over their toddler daughter and Aubry has only asked for the couple's Canadian home as they divide their joint assets.
Rock chick: A leather-clad Halle Berry emerges from her New York apartment today
A source told RadarOnline.com: 'Gabriel just felt it wasn't working any more. When they were first together the nine-year age difference between them didn't phase him, she was the most beautiful woman he had ever dated and he was totally in love.
'But as time went on he started feeling it more and more.
Devoted parents: Berry and Gabriel Aubry with their daughter Nahla at Los Angeles Zoo on April 2 this year
'As much as it can be it's been an amicable split. They both travelled a lot for work anyway, so they were used to spending time apart for long periods, but I think Halle has taken it pretty badly, she truly loved Gabriel and thought she had found the one.'
During their relationship, Berry shot down expectations the couple would marry after going through two divorces herself.
Handsome couple: The pair started dating in November 2005 after meeting on a Versace photoshoot
Berry was previously wed to baseball star David Justice for four years in the early Nineties and soul singer Eric Benet.
The actress and Benet split in October 2003 after two years of marriage - just 18 months after she won an Academy Award for Best Actress in Monster's Ball.
Berry and Aubry started dating in November 2005 after meeting on set of a Versace photoshoot.
Appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last September, Berry admitted she fell for Aubry after seeing him on an advertisement on the side of a bus.
She said: 'He wasn't riding on the bus, he was on the side of the bus, you know, he's a model. I saw the picture and I just thought, hmm.'
Three days later, Berry was stunned to find Aubry was co-starring alongside her in the photoshoot, and after some gentle persuading by mutual friend Donatella Versace, the pair got together.
Berry enthused: 'I just remember making a mental note of, "Wow, that's a good-looking man," and then three days later, bam, there's that good-looking man.'
Ahead of the couple's four year anniversary last November, Berry admitted her relationship with Aubry had been her longest yet.
She said: 'Four years. The longest relationship I've ever had, yes, yes the longest one. For me, that's good.'
Broken marriages: Berry with second husband Eric Benet at the 2002 Oscars (left) and first husband, baseball player David Justice in 1996
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