Halle Berry facing ex-boyfriend in court as she seeks to reduce child support due to belief 'he is using money to avoid work'
Halle Berry will reportedly face her ex-boyfriend in court on Tuesday.
The 48-year-old star's child support trial against Gabriel Aubry is set to begin in Los Angeles, after she filed court documents late last year asking a judge to reduce the amount of money she is paying.
The Extant star is coughing up the cash to help the Canadian model care for their seven-year-old daughter, Nahla, and would reportedly like it reduced from $16,000 to approximately $3,800 per month.
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Holding court: Halle Berry will reportedly face her ex-boyfriend in court over child support on Tuesday
The Oscar-winning star previously indicated she is happy to pay for Gabriel to properly look after Nahla, but believes he is using the money to avoid work and he needs to get a job, according to gossip website TMZ.com.
The former couple currently have joint custody of the seven-year-old.
A document submitted to the court by the 48-year-old beauty and her lawyer last November allegedly stated: 'There is no case, no law, no logic that says a healthy, active man gets to simply live off child support that the wealthier mother earns.'
Dispute: The 48-year-old actress is reportedly seeking to have her paid child support to ex Gabriel Aubry reduced from $16,000 to approximately $3,800 per month, as they were pictured together in February 2009
Mommy and me: Halle shares seven-year-old daughter Nahla with the Canadian model, pictured together on an outing in Malibu back in May
She also accused him of spending most of the money on his own needs, including $700 on fitness, just short of $1,000 on clothing and nearly $2,000 on car expenses amongst others.
The 38-year-old model is fighting the request because he claims he has struggled to find work since Halle's now husband Olivier Martinez beat him up in 2012.
The former couple, who split in 2010 after four years together, currently share joint custody of Nahla.
Happier times: Halle, Gabriel and their daughter Nahla pictured together on holiday back in 2011
A judge first ordered the actress to pay Gabriel almost $200,000 a year, plus tuition money, to support their daughter in May 2014.
Halle also has 21-month-old son Maceo with French actor Olivier.
She currently stars in CBS sci-fi series Extant, which is currently in it's second season.
New man: Halle is currently married to French actor Olivier Martinez - pictured together at the premiere of Extant in LA back in June 2014 - as they have a 21-month-old son Maceo
The former model could also be seen returning to the big screen later this year as she is set to star in thriller Kidnap.
The film, directed by Luis Preto, is centred around a mother who will stop at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Dana Gourrier, Malea Rose, Kristin McKenzie, Lucky Johnson, Christopher Berry and Erica Curtis all star. Kidnap is set for release on October 9
Making appearances: Halle recently joined co-star Jeffrey Dean Morgan during a panel for their CBS series Extant at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Thursday
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