Halle Berry Outed Ex For Calling Her ‘N-Word’ & Trying To ‘Erase Their Daughter’s Blackness’
It’s no secret that Halle Berry is a phenomenal actress, but celebs – just like us regular folk – oftentimes also have shortcomings in other areas of their lives. For Halle, her not-so-great area has been her luck with men.
After a few failed marriages and/or public relationships, Halle had finally seemed to find ‘the one,’ when she dated her then-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry, in 2006. Two years after the birth of their (now-14-year-old) daughter, Nahla, the couple parted like the Red Sea in 2010. By 2014, Halle was deservingly blasting Gabriel in court, for reportedly attempting to alter their then-6-year-old daughter’s looks to make her seem more European and less African American. In her testimony, Halle- who is White and Black- also revealed that Gabriel called her a “nig*er!” Nope, that is not a typo ILOSM fam’…although we wish it was. Anywho, read on to see what transpired…
Halle: ‘My Ex Called Me A Ni&&er’
According to Mail Online, during the former couple’s custody battle, Halle provided L.A. County Superior Court Judge, Mark Juhas, with a personal note Gabriel had previously written her, in which he called her a “nig*er.” It was her attempt to prove Aubrey has some disdain for African Americans.
Via MO: [Judge Juhas] said: The racial epithet made by Petitioner [Gabriel Aubry] was and is completely and totally unacceptable. Nahla is a child of both of these parents, making this sort of comment about Respondent [Halle Berry] affect the very core and being of Nahla. And when Petitioner attacked Respondent for what she is and who she is, he was attacking Nahla because Nahla is part Respondent. And Nahla is part Petitioner. So when Petitioner did those things, that does serious damage to Nahla because he is attacking her core being, who she is.”
Halle Testified About Gabriel Changing Their Daughter’s Features
Then came Halle’s testimony, in which Gabriel’s “ni&&er” letter supported her claims – that he changed the texture and color of their daughter’s hair to blonde, because he doesn’t want her to look so African American Wow! Halle claimed Gabriel dyed Nahla’s hair blonde and straightened her hair texture when she was reportedly a toddler:
Via DailyMail– In her testimony, Halle said: “I strongly feel that Gabriel’s same underlying attitude is at the root in the changes which only he could have been causing to our daughter’s hair.” She told how she had secured scientific evidence to prove she is not “delusional,” as Gabriel had called her, “about the extensive damage and the changes to the texture and color of Nahla’s hair that were observed by me. I was not willing to allow this to be a ‘he said-she said’ dispute.” And she noted: “I continue to worry about the potential psychological and physical damage to Nahla that can be caused by the use of chemical hair treatments and the psychological message that it conveys to Nahla, and to implore the court to put a stop to Gabriel’s attempts to alter our daughter’s appearance and most probably cause her to wonder why her natural appearance is not good enough.”
According to one source close to Halle, “Halle kept asking and asking Gabriel about Nahla’s hair and he kept denying it. … Halle then filed the court papers and Nahla’s curls came back.”
The judge ultimately ruled that neither Gabriel, nor Halle can alter the natural texture, color of their child’s hair — which is all Halle was asking for from the jump:
In the court docs, Halle stated “I want both Gabriel and I to make decisions together that affect our daughter, her growth, her development and her general welfare.”
In recent years, Halle and Gabriel seemingly came to more peaceful terms, after being spotted cordially co-parenting Nahla at her sporting event.
For the sake of their biracial daughter, hopefully Gabriel Aubry is doing intense self-work to remove any deeply embedded toxic views about African Americans from his apparently brainwashed psyche. Wishing them the best going forward.