Halle Berry chats about breaking up with that hotness Gabriel and how she loves being naked.
Halle Berry is on the cover of the September issue of Vogue, and inside the mammoth magazine she talks about her April breakup with her daughter's father, Canadian model Gabriel Aubrey, and how she enjoys walking around naked. "By the time [the breakup] hit the papers—full of rumors and lies, with people having to make up problems between us—Gabriel and I had long dealt with it," she said. "We were done. And we were on a good foot, and we had decided what we were going to do for Nahla, and we were able to say, 'This will pass.'"
That's just about the most mature and sensible reaction to the end of a relationship we've ever heard from a famous person, and it's doubly encouraging given Halle's unfortunate track record with men. (To recap: Abused by a boyfriend so severely she lost some of her hearing; married to baseball player David Justice in the '90s and was so depressed after their divorce she contemplated suicide; married in 2001 to singer Eric Benet, who later proved to be a cheating machine sex addict.) 5 Celebs Who Overcame Domestic Violence
She goes on to say in Vogue that she and Gabriel came to an agreement about sharing custody and support of their daughter, and that their relationship continues. "You realize you are not meant to go the distance with everybody," Halle said. "We were meant to bring this amazing little person into the world. And I think that's why we came together. And because of that, we are going to be together forever, all three of us. We are a family until we are not here anymore." Is There Really A Best Actress Oscar Curse?
Halle also discusses her affection for nudity—which we think might have a little to do with how un-effing-believable she looks at almost 44—saying, "If the world wouldn't persecute me, I'd take nude pictures every day of the week." We bet a lot of people would enjoy it if Halle Berry did that, actually. It could be a humanitarian act. Her actual humanitarian project, discussed in the cover story, is her decade-long support of a shelter for battered woman in L.A., the Jenesse Center. "Outside of being the mother of Nahla," she told Vogue, "it's the most meaningful thing that I do."
So Halle Berry is awesome, right? Along with Laura Linney, Sandra Bullock, and Julianne Moore, she seems to be at the forefront of proving that woman in their 40s are unstoppable, powerful, and totally people you want to have a cocktail and talk about everything with. Or maybe that's just us.
Via Us Magazine and Vogue. Photo via Bauer-Griffin.