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Saturday 28 May 2016

Berry: Motherhood most important thing

Published 14/02/2013

Halle Berry
Halle Berry

Halle Berry says being a mother to her four-year-old daughter Nahla is the most important thing in her life.

The 46-year-old put her acting career first until she gave birth to Nahla, with the pinnacle of her success coming with an Oscar win for Monster’s Ball back in 2002.

She told The Sun that “nothing supersedes” being a parent.

“Being a mom puts things into perspective about what we take and share in life,” she revealed.

“It’s a matter of juggling and finding what comes natural.

“That’s the most important thing I’m going to do in this life at this point.”

The star was 41-years-old when she had Nahla with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry and she tells the newspaper she thinks she was right to have waited.

“I don’t think I would have been as good a mother in my 20s or even in my 30s as I’m able to be now,” she said.

“It took me time to figure out so many things in my life — who I was, how to become happy — before I could reach the point where I could be the kind of mother I wanted to be.”

However, parenthood has not been without its issues, with Gabriel going to court to stop Halle moving to France with Nahla and her French actor fiancé Olivier Martinez.

Gabriel and Olivier then got into a fight outside the actress’s Los Angeles home last November and both had to be treated in hospital for their injuries.

She and Gabriel have since reached an amicable custody agreement, with Halle saying she is happy with Olivier after a series of failed relationships.

“You learn from your mistakes,” she admitted.

“I see things much more clearly now. I’m very happy.”

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