Halle Berry's ex, underwear model Gabriel Aubry, wants child support and custody of their 2-year-old daughter Nahla. Halle tried to keep her custody dispute with Aubry private but their custody battle went public after Gabriel filed for joint custody and child support last week. In court documents, Gabriel complained that he was unable to see and co-parent his daughter because Halle takes the child with her overseas to visit her boyfriend, French actor Olivier Martinez when he's not visiting her in Los Angeles.
It's rumored that Halle is so worried about this latest development that she's cancelled her film work and appearances to be available to battle him in court. It was thought that they had worked things out between them outside of court after their break up in 2009. But apparently Gabriel has hired lawyers in Canada (where he resides) and the United States to represent him.
Halle, 44, released a statement recently claiming that she has "serious concerns for her daughter's well-being while in the care of her father for any extended period of time and is prepared to take all necessary steps to protect her."
Meanwhile Gabriel, 35, is ready to fight and is trying to seek custody of Nahla, who has dual citizenship, because of her Canadian-born father. Gabriel will argue that he can provide Nahla with a much more stable, consistent home life than Halle. He is willing to totally put his career on hold to care for her, whereas Halle is constantly traveling around the world and working on film sets. Halle is trying to build a case that Gabriel is an unfit father and it's rumored that she is pushing hard to try to get a hearing at family court before the end of the week - something she has, so far had no joy achieving.