Sometimes two wrongs do make a right. As it is for Halle Berry, who, after two marriages ending in divorce, realized she's just not that into vows, rings, and I do's.
She said: "I wish I had known then that I was not the marrying kind. It would have saved me a lot of time, heartache and grief over the years. I made all the wrong choices when it came to love. I have been an idiot."
Halle was first married to former baseball player David Justice. They were married in 1993, separated in 1996, and divorced in 1997. The couple broke up due to conflicting schedules—David's baseball career called for him to travel to many away games during the season, and Halle's career also demanded much travel. After they'd broken up, Halle publicly said that she was very depressed and even considered suicide as way to cope, but ultimately decided against it as she couldn't bear the thought of her mother's reaction. Bringing Sexy Back: 5 Ways To Increase Female Libido In Marriage
Though, it seems Halle's post-marriage depression must have quickly subsided, as she began dating her future second husband less than a year after her divorce, which no doubt helped cast aside her suicidal thoughts. Halle and musician Eric Benét dated for four years and then married in 2001. The couple separated in 2003, after which Berry was quoted saying: "I want love, and I will find it, hopefully."
In late 2005, Halle began dating supermodel Gabriel Aubry. Six months into their relationship, Halle said during an interview: "I'm really happy in my personal life, which is a novelty to me. You know, I'm not the girl that has the best relationships." On March 16, 2008, the couple gave birth to a daughter, Nahla Ariela Aubry.
In April of 2010, without ever marrying, Halle and Gabriel spilt. And since then there have been some custody conflicts over their daughter. Halle Berry & Gabriel Aubry Fight For Custody
According to Contactmusic.com, Halle blames her misfortune in marriage and love on her lack of a supportive father figure as a child. "My father left us when I was young and that did affect my life. If I had a good father in my life, growing up, then I do not think I would have made the mistakes I made. I would not have been lost in love. I would have had a good role model and known what to look for."
Halle is currently dating French actor Olivier Martinez. And though it's unlikely the courtship with result in marriage vows, perhaps there's a chance for a happy ending nonetheless. Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez Have Parisian Fling
Concerning her newfound personal epiphany on love and marriage, Halle said: "...it is like a gift to myself—seeing more clearly and making better decisions." 5 Reasons Having Sex Is Better Than Being Skinny
Photo Credit: INF