Things have been getting a little tense after Hollywood actress, Halle Berry, and French actor, Olivier Martinez, announced their divorce on Tuesday.
As the details of the divorce unfold it has been reported that the couple are having trouble reconciling on money issues despite having signed a pre-nup agreement before their wedding. The couple do plan to share custody of their two-year-old son Maceo but Berry is requesting that Martinez seek permission before taking their son out of California. While Berry is claiming they share the expenses of raising their son, Martinez is allegedly asking for spousal support.
According to the documents, 49-year-old Berry filed under the name Hal Maria, Mac Martin for her son and Oliver Martin for Martinez as to divert public attention, citing irreconcilable differences. Martinez, also 49, filed his own divorce documents under his real name.
A source close to the family said Martinez never liked living in L.A. and had planned to move the couple and their son to France. But due to Berry’s ugly custody battle with ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry, over daughter Nahla leaving the country Berry and Martinez had to remain in the U.S.
Berry and Martinez met in 2010 on the set of the film Dark Tide. The couple married in France in 2013 and had their son Maceo in October that same year.
In a joint statement released on Tuesday the couple said, ‘’It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce. We move forward with love and respect for one another…” It’s also believed that Martinez’s temper is another reason the couple couldn’t see eye-to-eye. Martinez got into a scuffle with an LAX employee earlier this year resulting in a pending $5 million lawsuit against the couple.
This is Berry’s third divorce. She divorced former baseball player David Justice in 1996 and R&B singer Eric Benet in 2005. Poor Halle, will she ever see her own romantic Hollywood ending?