Berry and Martinez announce divorce

SPLITSVILLE: The couple reportedly cited irreconcilable differences.


    Oct 29, 2015

    Berry and Martinez announce divorce


    OSCAR-WINNING actress Halle Berry and her French actor husband, Olivier Martinez, said on Tuesday they are divorcing after two years of marriage.

    It's the third divorce for Berry, 49, who has a two-year-old son with Martinez, said Reuters.

    The couple cited irreconcilable differences, according to celebrity website

    "It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce. We move forward with love and respect for each other and the shared focus for what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life," the couple said in a joint statement.

    Berry in 2002 became the only black actress to win an Academy Award for a lead role, clinching the Oscar for her performance in Monster's Ball.

    She met Martinez, 49, in 2010 while filming the action thriller Dark Tide, after she split with boyfriend and model Gabriel Aubry following a five-year romance.

    Three years later, Berry and Martinez tied the knot at a ceremony in his native France.

    Berry, a former Bond girl, also has a seven-year-old daughter with Aubry. She was previously married briefly to baseball player David Justice and singer-songwriter Eric Benet.

    Martinez is best known for his role in the sexually charged thriller Unfaithful. He gained fame in the 1990s after starring in French films that earned him a Cesar award for most promising actor, said Agence France-Presse.

    He has been linked in the past to several models and actresses including United States actress Mira Sorvino and Australian singer Kylie Minogue.