Despite being wrapped up in a vicious custody battle, Halle Berry is relishing spending quality time with her little girl.
The 46-year-old actress was spotted in Hollywood taking her four-year-old daughter Nahla and a little friend out to see Cinderella at the El Capitan Theatre. Berry, clad in a loose grey sweater and cropped jeans, was seen helping Nahla and her friend out of an SUV and heading into the theatre.
Surely, the day out was a nice break from the drama that awaits Berry in the courtroom. She is currently embroiled in a custody battle with Nahla’s father, Gabriel Aubry. Berry has wanted to move her daughter to France to because of their laws against paparazzi but Aubry is fighting to prevent the move. According to TMZ, Berry’s fiancé Olivier Martinez, a native of France, has been pulled into the drama and will be testifying in court. Martinez will talk about behavior of the paparazzi in France compared to those in the States, according to the report. Salma Hayek is also a potential witness.
Aubry is contesting the move and has a report from child services to back up his case, according to a source. “The child custody report makes it perfectly clear that any move that would remove Gabriel from being an active presence in Nahla’s life will be bad for the little girl,” the source told Radar Online. “Furthermore, the report says that Nahla shouldn’t be separated from her father. Gabriel is Nahla’s father, and she is a huge part of his life.”
The source also said the report admonished Berry and Aubry for letting their differences get in the way of co-parenting their little girl. “The child custody report takes both Halle and Gabriel to task for not being able to put aside their personal issues for the sake of their little girl,” the source continued. “The evaluator also expressed concerns about this being Halle’s third marriage to French actor and citizen, Olivier Martinez. Olivier and Nahla have a very close relationship, and he truly adores the little girl.”
The source added that the case will last for at least ten more days.