Halle Berry and husband of two years Olivier Martinez announced on Tuesday that they have split.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce,” the actors told CNN 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. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life and we hope that you respect our and, most importantly, our children’s privacy as we go through this difficult period.”
The couple, both 49, married in July 2013 in a private ceremony in France. Berry announced in April of that year that she was expecting a baby with Martinez. Their son, Maceo, was born in October.
It was the third marriage for Berry, who had previously been wed to baseball player David Justice and singer Eric Benet. It was the first for Martinez, who had been linked to singer Kylie Minogue.
Martinez encountered trouble in January when the family was passing through Los Angeles International Airport. An airport employee alleged that the actor used a car seat to shove him out of their path. The employee later sued the couple, according to TMZ.
The French actor was by Berry’s side during her bitter custody battle with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, the Canadian model who fathered her 7-year-old daughter Nahla. Amid the contentiousness,Martinez and Aubry had a fistfight in Berry’s Hollywood driveway.
A former boxer and model, Martinez is best known for his role in the film “Unfaithful.”
The Oscar-winning actress met Martinez on the set of the 2012 movie “Dark Tide.”(Melonyce McAfee)
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