Halle Berry, husband file for divorce
Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez have officially filed for divorce after two years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez have officially filed for divorce after two years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
Both have listed their date of separation as Monday, according to court paperwork obtained, reported People magazine.
The couple announced their divorce publicly on Tuesday, saying in a joint statement, "We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus of what is best for our son."
The split was in part caused by disagreements over their living situation, according to sources.
Berry, 49, had planned to raise her two children (she has a daughter, Nahla, from another relationship) in Europe, but was never able to make the move because of ongoing custody issues with Nahla's father, Gabriel Aubry.
Meanwhile, Martinez "never loved living in LA full time," according to a source. "(He) just isn't happy in LA."
While Berry asks for no spousal support for either party, and for the costs of raising their child to be shared as per terms of their prenup, Martinez asks for issues of spousal support to be sorted out at a later date.
The "Die Another Day" actress states that all of her earnings and assets are her property per their pre-nup.
Both are seeking joint custody of their two-year-old son, Maceo-Robert, but Berry's filing has an attached form about visitation, saying they will "share custody as is in the best interest of the child" but that Martinez should provide transportation to and from visits and need permission to take Maceo out of California.
The 49-year-old French actor is represented by Hollywood divorce guru Laura Wasser, who has previously handled divorce cases for the likes of Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum, Ryan Reynolds, and many more.
Berry and Martinez met in 2010 on the set of Dark Tide. They tied the knot on July 13, 2013 in France. Maceo-Robert was born on October 5, 2013.
This is Martinez first divorce, and the third for Berry, who wed baseball player David Justice in 1993 and singer Eric Ben?t in 2001.