Her secret weapon! Halle Berry enlists Salma Hayek as a support witness in her custody case battle against Gabriel Aubry
By AMELIA PROUD
Rather like a twist in one of their films, glamorous Halle Berry has enlisted glamorous Salma Hayek to get involved in her high profile custody case against ex Gabriel Aubry.
If you haven't been paying attention at the back, Halle wants to take her four-year-old child to live in France, much to chagrin of her devoted father, model Gabriel Aubrey.
Big day: Halle Berry arrived at court in LA today to try and persuade the judge that she and daughter Nahla should move to Paris
Girl power: Halle Berry celebrated her 46th birthday at Little Door restaurant in Los Angeles, California last night with Salma Hayek, and today it's transpired that her friend is helping her with custody case
The 46-year-old is now engaged to Parisian actor Olivier Martinez, also 46, who is not be confused with Aubry, 35, who is French-Canadian and not actually from Europe.
It's been a bitter battle, with Aubry insisting that his child remains in the US, in her Malibu home, Halle has centred her argument for the move around escape from the paparazzi.
And so according to TMZ, she's persuaded Hayek, who is married to French billionaire François-Henri Pinault, to file a declaration stating that she knows France to 'be a much safer place for a celebrity because of tougher paparazzi laws.'
Berry vs Aubry: Her father wants her in the US, while Halle wants her to move to France
A good time: Salma Hayek and her husband Francois-Henri Pinault seemed to be in high spirits as they left the birthday bash
Celebration: Halle also dined with her pal Salma Hayek and her husband Francois-Henri Pinault
The 45-year-old told the court she spends most of her time with daughter Valentina, four, there and that they are left to their own devices.
The two women celebrated Halle's birthday last night with their two Frenchmen.
The venue of choice was, guess what? a french restaurant, Little Door, in Hollywood.
Hopefully she wasn't bleary-eyed today, as her and Aubry are at court now.
Francophiles: Olivier, Halle and gorgeous Nahla may end up living in France, depending on today's outcome
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