added: 27 Oct 2011 // by: Cover
Halle Berry is reportedly ready to tie the knot for the third time.
The 45-year-old Oscar winner was said to be wary about getting married again but has changed her mind after falling in love with French actor, Olivier Martinez.
The pair began dating after meeting on the set of their movie Dark Tide and the spark between them was obvious from the start, insiders have told Star magazine.
“Halle has found her true soul mate in Olivier Martinez,” a friend told the publication. “And it’s only a matter of time before they get married.”
“She’s madly in love and knows she wants to spend the rest of her life with him.
“Olivier has been the rock that Halle has never had in any of her relationships. The way things are going, her friends are saying the wedding could happen as early as next year.”
Sources say it was pretty much love at first sight for the couple and they “enjoyed romantic dinners and took walks on the beach in South Africa” while filming there.
Another important factor for Halle is that her three-year-old daughter Nahla, from her relationship with French-Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, adores Olivier and he feels the same way about her.
Halle and Gabriel have been locked in a bitter custody battle but 45-year-old Olivier has been supportive all the way.
“He has stood by her throughout the ordeal,” the friend said. “Lending a supportive ear and a shoulder to lean on. For once, Halle feels taken care of by a man who loves her and her daughter.”
Halle filed for divorce from baseball star David Justice in 1996 and her marriage to singer Eric Benet imploded under allegations of infidelity in 2003.
“Halle and Olivier have discussed the wedding,” the source added. “They both would love a small, intimate affair, and their dream location would be somewhere in the countryside, maybe in France.”