Saturday, 28 August 2010

Halle Berry, Nahla & Gabriel: in London

Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry play happy families as they show daughter Nahla a swinging time in London

By Tamara Hardingham-gill
Last updated at 4:18 PM on 26th August 2010

They ended their relationship months ago, but actress Halle Berry and model Gabriel Aubry have remained friends for the sake of their daughter and the pair put on a united front as they stepped out with two-year-old Nahla during a visit to London.

The trio looked to be enjoying each other’s company as they visited a park and wandered through the streets in the Kensington area together.

Berry and Aubry were perfectly co-ordinated in matching grey jackets and jeans while Nahla stood out in a bright yellow jacket.

Up she goes: Actress Halle Berry and her former boyfriend Gabriel Aubry take their daughter Nahla for a walk in London

Up she goes: Actress Halle Berry and her former boyfriend Gabriel Aubry take their daughter Nahla for a walk in London

Hold on tight: The toddler looked to be having the time of her life as her proud parents swung her up into the air

Hold on tight: The toddler looked to be having the time of her life as her proud parents swung her up into the air

The cute toddler looking to be having the time of her life as her proud parents swung her up into the air.

Doting father Aubry, 33, held on to her teddy bear and bottle during the jaunt but later handed them over to Berry so that he could carry his daughter on his shoulders.

Berry and Aubry split in April after four years together but they remain close and share the parenting duties of Nahla.

The 44-year-old Monster’s Ball star seemed relaxed during their recent outing, but she has admitted suffering a ‘breakdown’ when Nahla suddenly disappeared during a shopping trip.

‘I took her shopping, and I had that moment that every parent has,’ she told Vogue magazine.

Doting dad: Model Gabriel carries Nahla on his shoulders as they visit a park together

Doting dad: Gabriel carries Nahla on his shoulders as they visit a park together

‘You look away for a second and they’re gone, and your body just gets all hot. And so I had a little breakdown… I look around and, sure enough, 30 seconds later, she pokes her head out: ‘Hi, Mommy.’”

The actress says that she is now teaching her daughter to remember her name just in case she ever loses her.

‘It made me think: What if she really did get lost? Would she be able to say who she is? So that night, I said, ‘What’s your mommy’s name?’ And she looked at me like,

‘"You idiot. Why are you asking me what your name is?" I asked her again… she thought about it for a second, and finally she said, "Halle Blueberries!”' she added.

Playing happy families: The pair split in April but have remained friends for the sake of their daughter

Playing happy families: The pair split in April but have remained friends for the sake of their daughter

In her first magazine interview in three years, Berry also spoke of her break up with the True Religion model and said that she still cared deeply for him.

'It’s just that you realise you are not meant to go the distance with everybody,’ she said.

'We were meant to bring this amazing little person into the world. And I think that’s why we came together.

And because of that, we are going to be together forever, all three of us. We are a family until we are not here any more.'

She continued, 'We have always been friends, we’re still friends, we love each other very much, and we both share the love of our lives.

'And we are both 100 percent committed to being the best parents we can be.'

Halle Berry - Voted Top 'Yummy Mummy'

17 August 2010 16:06

Halle Berry - Berry Voted Top 'Yummy Mummy'

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Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez

Caption: Halle Berry (Picture) and Olivier Martinez on the set of their new film 'Dark Tide' in Simon's Town Harbor. Capetown, South Africa ....

Berry Voted Top 'Yummy Mummy'

HALLE BERRY has topped a poll to find the hottest mum in Hollywood.

The Monster's Ball star has a two-year-old daughter, Nahla, with former partner Gabriel Aubry, and voters at AskMen.com think she's the sexiest mother in the spotlight.

Monica Bellucci, who gave birth to her second child in May (10), came out second, while Kate Beckinsale, mum to 11-year-old Lily, was voted third.

Jessica Alba, the mother of Honor, two, with husband Cash Warren was named fourth sexiest and Salma Hayek rounded out the top five for her mum credentials to two-year-old Valentina.

Halle Berry & Gabriel Aubry: Friendly, Globe-trotting Exes

Halle Berry & Gabriel Aubry: Friendly, Globe-trotting Exes

Friday August 27, 2010 05:30 PM EDT

Halle Berry & Gabriel  Aubry: Friendly, Globe-trotting Exes

Halle Berry, Gabriel Aubry and Nahla in London on Aug. 26

They may have called it quits months ago, but Halle Berry and her model ex Gabriel Aubry sure have been spending a lot of time together – and with their 2-year-old daughter Nahla.

Just don't confuse the closeness for a romantic reconciliation.

"They are great parents and they want the best for Nahla," a source close to Berry tells PEOPLE. "She is their priority. They love that little girl a lot."

And their love of their daughter is global in scope. In recent months, the three have spent time together in California, South Africa and England. After going public with their breakup in June, the family was spotted at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.

Weeks later, they flew from L.A. to South Africa, where Berry, 44, began filming her new movie, the maritime thriller Dark Tide in mid-July.

When Berry wasn't filming, she and Nahla were busy sightseeing at Cape Town's Table Mountain, one of the city's top tourist spots thanks to its views. The next day, the ladies teamed up with Aubry, 33, for a visit to Two Oceans Aquarium, where Berry told staff she was researching sharks for her movie.

Together But Distant

According to an onlooker in the aquarium's gift shop, the parents "were together but distant," shopping separately, while Aubry also spent some time with Nahla outside. "They didn't behave as if they were a couple in love," the onlooker says. "He did his thing and she did hers."

Before leaving South Africa, Berry and her Dark Tide costars also toured Monwabisi Park, a poor district in nearby Khayelitsha township. The actress and the crew paid a visit to the Indlovu Project, a community development initiative that includes a clinic, youth center and community hall.

Okay in the U.K.?

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Halle Berry, Gabriel Aubry and Nahla at Disneyland in June

Next on the global itinerary: London, where the three set up shop at a luxury hotel in the tony Kensington neighborhood and were spotted touring the city on Aug. 26, making stops at the London Eye, Harrods and Buckingham Palace, where the family watched the changing of the guard. Also on the itinerary? A stroll through Hyde Park. Berry also spent a day alone in the city with her daughter.

"They're going to co-parent and go on with their lives," the source says. "They will be in each other's lives forever."

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Halle Berry had breakdown when her daughter went missing

Halle Berry had `breakdown` when her daughter went missing

Halle Berry at the 30th Anniversary Silver Rose Gala, Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California. - Russ Einhorn / Splash News

Halle Berry at the 30th Anniversary Silver Rose Gala, Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California. - Russ Einhorn / Splash News

By Vicky Allison Aug 21, 2010, 13:09 GMT

Actress Halle Berry is training her daughter to tell police her famous mum's name after having a 'breakdown' when the child once went missing in public.

The 44-year-old feared the worst when Nahla, her two-year-old daughter with ex-fiance Gabriel Aubrey, disappeared while they were out shopping.

Halle told US Vogue magazine: 'I took her shopping, and I had that moment that every parent has.

'You look away for a second and they're gone, and your body just gets all hot and so I had a little breakdown... I look around and, sure enough, 30 seconds later, she pokes her head out: 'Hi, mummy.''

The X-Men star has now taken precautions in case her kid ever does go missing.

She said: 'It made me think: what if she really did get lost? Would she be able to say who she is? 'So that night, I said, 'what's your mummy's name?' And she looked at me like, 'You idiot, why are you asking me what your name is?'

Berry added: 'I asked her again... she thought about it for a second, and finally she said, 'Halle Blueberries!''

Halle meets her match

Halle meets her match

Job as Berry's double a godsend for cancer mom

Aug 22, 2010 12:00 AM | By BI√ČNNE HUISMAN

Local beauty Elise Fernandez hopes to pay for her mastectomy from her earnings as the body double for Hollywood siren Halle Berry.


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LOOK TWICE: Body double Elise Fernandez and Halle Berry on the set of her latest movie, Dark Tide Picture: JON-LUKE LOURENS
LOOK TWICE: Body double Elise Fernandez and Halle Berry on the set of her latest movie, Dark Tide Picture: JON-LUKE LOURENS
quote 'She went on and on about my dimples. She was like, "Look! You've got two dimples on each side"' quote

Fernandez, who grew up in Heathfield, Cape Town, worked as Berry's body double on the film set of Dark Tide just four days after having had surgery to remove a lump from her right breast.

It had been the petite single mother's first job in months, because cancer treatment had kept her off her feet.

"I got the voice-mail message on my phone as I woke up after coming out of the hospital theatre. It meant that I would have only four days to recover, but I was desperate for the money," she said.

The 37-year-old aspiring documentary filmmaker and part-time singer has worked in the movie business for 10 years. Her ordeal started when she was diagnosed with cancer in June 2008.

Fernandez's tale of tears and courage was punctuated with smiles in an interview this week.

She flashed deep dimples in her cheeks as she spoke of how her sons, Keano, 16, and Salem, 12, loved her latest job.

"Keano was like, 'Wow, mom, that's so cool! I always said you look like her.'

"My sons are very proud. They're very protective too," she said. Their father abandoned the family when Salem was six months old.

Berry was also struck by Fernandez's amazing dimples.

Said Fernandez: "I had finished a scene and went to the make-up trailer to have my wig taken off, and there was Halle Berry. She was having her wig taken off, too. She turned around and said, 'Oh my God, you're my body double. Hi, I'm Halle'.

''So I greeted her. She asked me about my day, what I had filmed. And then she went on and on about my dimples. She was like, 'Look! You've got two dimples on each side'. And she wanted to know if they run in the family, whether my mom had them too and so on," she said.

While filming the movie, which is produced by local outfit Film Afrika, Berry braved the shark-infested waters off Cape Town's coast. She portrays a diving instructor plagued by her estranged ex-husband, played by French actor Olivier Martinez.

Film Afrika spokesman Joy Sapieka said: "This is the most physically daring shoot Berry has ever signed on for and the gripping action scenes place her in touching distance of the sharks." Scenes for the film were shot at locations around Gansbaai and Hout Bay this week.

Berry's underwater stunt double was local free-diving expert Hanli Prinsloo, while Fernandez stood in for most of the driving scenes.

This week Fernandez was filmed driving a Land Rover on Chapman's Peak pass . Tourists gawked at the 1.65m body double, thinking she was Berry.

Fernandez said the Hollywood star did not hesitate to lend her support to Journey of Hope, a local charity for cancer survivors.

"Halle supports women's health. She was genuinely interested in my journey and wanted to know how long I had been suffering from breast cancer," said Fernandez.

She recalled how it all started. "I was lying in the bath one day, doing a self test, when I felt a lump in my breast.

"I didn't think much of it as I had small breasts and always thought it was mostly women with big breasts who were prone to cancer. But after a couple of months I started feeling tired, my energy levels were dropping."

After Fernandez had been misdiagnosed three times, a biopsy confirmed the lump was malignant.

"I couldn't tell my sons for a whole week. It was hard because I didn't want to break down in front of them. So one day I sat them down and said, 'I have breast cancer'. Keano started crying first, then Salem. I told them God was in control of our lives."

After Fernandez underwent chemotherapy for six months and radiation for five weeks, another lump was discovered and removed.

"Initially, the cancer freaked me out, and losing my breasts, but then finances became the big issue. I didn't really have time to focus on the cancer in my body," she said.

Fernandez has a silicone implant on her left side and wears a prosthetic breast in her bra on the right. "I was quite self-conscious on the film set right after the operation. But luckily I got to wear a hoodie that was zipped up, so I was safe."

The plucky beauty has been supported by family and friends, and her boyfriend, Brandon Florus.

"He loves me without breasts, he loves my scars. After my breasts were removed, I thought, who would want me? How would it be to make love? I'm still a little self-conscious but he reassures me all the time."

Her uncle, retired fisherman Ronald Fernandez, said: "Elise is very strong and goes out of her way to accomplish things."

Halle Berry makes a splash in Dark Tide

Halle Berry makes a splash in Dark Tide
Halle Berry dons a padded wetsuit and jumps into the Indian Ocean off Cape Town, South Africa, for her role in shark attack flick Dark Tide.

From covergirl to diving belle: Vogue girl Halle Berry's films action role
Diving in: The Oscar-winner is in South Africa with her daughter Nahla and her ex-partner Gabriel Aubry

Diving in: The Oscar-winner is in South Africa with her daughter Nahla and her ex-partner Gabriel Aubry


She may be this month's Vogue covergirl, but Halle Berry's not just a pretty face.

The Oscar-winner proved her action girl credentials today as she went diving off the coast of Cape Town in South Africa.

Berry, filming her new movie Dark Tide, showed off her perfect figure in a skin-tight wetsuit.

It was a far cry from the September issue of U.S. Vogue, in which the former Bond girl poses in a series of velvet gowns, with her hair in a sleek 1920s-style bob.
Action girl: Halle Berry goes for a dive in a wet suit on the set of Dark Tide in Cape Town, South Africa

In the accompanying interview Berry is candid about her break up earlier this year from former partner Gabriel Aubry and says she is optimistic about finding love in the future.

She told interview Jonathan Van Meter, 'I'm not done with love, but I refuse to settle.

'I am a hopeless romantic. And I won't stop till I get it right.'