Halle Berry indulges two-year-old Nahla as they go on a shopping spree at toy storeBy Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 4:02 AM on 1st March 2011
After a a night out at the Oscars some may assume that Halle Berry would be on the tired side.
But the 44-year-old was straight back to bonding with her daughter Nahla, today.
And the actress did what mother's do best, by spoiling her adorable two-year-old.
Bonding: Halle Berry and her daughter Nahla spent a girls day out in Los Angeles today
And it looked like little Nahla faired well as her mother carted around a shopping trolley full to the brim with toys.
Sitting in the front of the cart, Nahla carefully looked on as Halle gave her a ride back to the car.
Toy time: Nahla faired well as the mother and daughter duo stocked up at Toys R Us
Nice ride: Nahla carefully looked on as Halle gave her a ride in the cart
Holding her daughter in her arms, Halle shared a tender moment with Nahla when the toddler placed her hand softly on her mother's cheek.
Dressed down in a pair of jeans and a woollen coat, Halle was a far-cry more casual from the night before when she slipped into a slinky Marchesa gown to present a tribute to late actress Lena Horne at the Oscars.
Nahla looked equally cosy in a mini grey sweater paired with some adorable polka dot leggings and grey military boots.
Devoted mother: Halle is hands on when it comes to mothering
Yummy mummy: Halle looked stunning in her Marchesa gown at the Oscars last night
In what appeared to be a message of defiance to his ex-partner and perhaps a bid for public sympathy, the 32-year-old put on a show of fatherly affection in front of a paparazzi camera.
Nahla nestled into her father as the pair strolled around the park together.
The tender display was in stark contrast to previous claims by a Halle source that Nahla had returned home from several visits with Gabriel in a 'traumatised' state.
Halle and Gabriel have been locked in a bitter fight that has played out in the media following the couple's split.
Gabriel filed a bid back in December for partial custody of Nahla.
Following the fall-out between the former couple he was said to be concerned that his access to Nahla would be blocked by Halle, as nothing was agreed in writing.
But his move to protect his rights sparked a bitter war of words.
Accusations were made that Gabriel used a racial slur against Halle and then, in a particularly nasty turn, a source claimed the model 'went nuts' when his daughter was referred to as 'black'.
In an interview which took place prior to the public feud, Halle clearly stated she regarded her daughter - who has both white and African-American heritage - to be 'black'.
She said she subscribes to the 'one-drop theory', which refers to the controversial racial classification of African-Americans that determined who was black in the US.
Gabriel has withdrew his custody petition earlier this month, but will continue with his paternity action.
While a custody petition is public, the paternity action will take place behind closed doors.
If accepted by the courts the petition will protect the fatherly rights of the Canadian model.
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