Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez will likely dismiss their divorce & stay married


When Halle Berry filed for divorce from Olivier Martinez last October, many of us were expecting some full-tilt craziness to come out during what we thought would be months of bloody divorce settlement negotiations. While there were some Classic Halle punches in the press initially, the crazy got dialed down a lot within a matter of a few weeks. Halle and Olivier had been having problems for months, and their divorce announcement was not shocking, but it seemed like they were truly trying to work things out in the months that followed. They even vacationed together, and by most accounts, they seem to co-parent their son together with little drama. Neither Halle nor Olivier has done anything about the divorce filing sitting there for 11 months. So now the court wants them to figure it out formally.

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez raced to the courthouse last year, trying to beat each other to the punch in filing divorce papers, yet a year later they are poised to dismiss the case and stay married. We found a legal doc in which the clerk in divorce court sent a notice to both Halle and Olivier, saying they’ve been asleep at the wheel and done nothing to make the divorce final. The clerk issued an ultimatum … either do something or the case will be dismissed.

We’ve spoken with multiple sources, on both Halle and Olivier’s side, and they say the same thing. Neither is in a rush to make the divorce final, and they’re fine with staying married. As for why … we’re told Halle isn’t convinced she wants a divorce. We’re told she still thinks Olivier might change, especially in the anger management department, and if he does she thinks the marriage could work. Olivier’s clearly had anger problems … the last straw was when he pushed an LAX employee with a baby car seat and got in trouble with the law.

There are other reasons why both Olivier and Halle aren’t going through with the divorce. We’re told they’re getting along great and both are actively involved in parenting both 3-year-old Maceo and 8-year-old Nahla. Although Olivier isn’t Nahla’s dad, he’s still actively involved in her life. And there’s another reason. Halle — who just turned 50 — isn’t crazy about getting a third divorce. She doesn’t think it’s good for her, or her kids. So, we’re told the divorce will probably just go away. For now, they’re just friends and good parents, but who knows.

[From TMZ]

I always thought it was smart for Olivier to marry Halle, because even if the marriage fell apart (and we all knew that would happen), he would have more built-in legal rights and custodial rights because of the marriage. That was one of Gabriel Aubry’s biggest issues in fighting for joint custody of Nahla – he was merely the boyfriend, not the husband. That being said, I am surprised that Olivier and Halle have been so quiet for so many months. I genuinely thought they would be tossing accusations back and forth and that Halle would give Olivier the Full Scorched Earth Treatment. Maybe they’ve both mellowed out. Who knows?

Also: God, those drop-crotch pants are so stupid. I HATE THEM!


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  1. Neelyo says:

    Wow that’s surprising. And yeah those pants are a fashion crime.

  2. Tiffany says:

    Cheaper to stay married, amarite Halle?
    Hahaha….okay I will see myself out.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Imagine if she was constantly fighting Martinez in public about every penny the way she does Aubry? Celebitchy would have to hire stringers just to cover all the Berry-Martinez-Aubry court dates.

    • kibbles says:

      Maybe she did learn a few lessons from her messy breakup and child custody battle with Aubry. It damaged her image and her craziness made international headlines. If she has even a bit of a brain, she’d want to tone it down a bit for any future breakups/divorces/child custody battles. People expect crazy from Halle and if she delivers, it will only cement her status as such. Secondly, it is more expensive for her to pay child alimony to two baby daddies. Other than the X-Men franchise, her career has been pretty dead for more than a decade. She’s still filthy rich, but without rolling in millions each year on new films, I can see how she would lose a ton of her savings having to pay thousands of dollars each month to Aubry and Martinez. Perhaps it’s less drama and more affordable to just co-parent like Garner and Affleck.

      • Flowerchild says:

        She did deliver the crazy when they first split. She did her media rounds of Oliver is horrible and abusive which people believe because he has shown it more then once, more then 3 times in front of her daughter. Halle got called out by some of her ex’s for it on social media and after that Halle camp went silent and she did a friendly photo op with Oliver.

  3. AG-UK says:

    Horrid looks like poo in there. All you need now is MC Hammers can’t touch this

  4. Patricia says:

    Can you even imagine what Nala has been through? Her biological parents have fought her whole life, including defamation, wild accusations, and her step-dad assaulting her dad so seriously he had to go to the hospital .

    Then mama gets remarries and I’m sure Nala was hoping for some peace in her home. She’s just a little girl but that’s what all children want in their hearts. Well, step-daddy apparently has anger issues (shock!) but that’s ok with mama because mama is sure he will change (the f*** kind of reasoning is that, especially when you have children in a home?!), so first they say they are divorcing but now they are not. Can you imagine the fights that go on in that household? Can you imagine the constant discord that little girl has been subjected to her entire life due to Halle’s drama?
    I feel so badly for that child. I hope she can keep her head up and just learn what NOT to do, and find peace in her life as she grows.
    Halle is so selfish

    • MD says:

      Totally agree.
      Halle needs therapy. Olivier needs anger management. Nahla needs a break from the family drama.

  5. boredblond says:

    This probably won’t be the end of the story–Halle has always loved the drama

  6. Taxi says:

    Maybe married status has positive visa issues for O to spend time in US?

    • Starkiller says:

      For what earthly reason would he want to spend any time at all in the US? He’s European. No European is going to voluntarily spend any time at all in the US unless there’s an unavoidable need to do so. He barely spent any time in the US when they were actually married, he’s certainly not going to start now.

  7. QQ says:

    I Just said BARROOO??@!??!? but, um Ok, sure I guess? *shrug* I’m sorry but those pants look deliciously comfy to me

    • PrincessMe says:

      They really do look comfy. When I first started seeing those pant about, I really hated them… but they’re growing on me. I could see myself lounging around my house or taking a quick run to the supermarket in them.

      • QQ says:

        Same, it wasn’t til I got a couple Moderate blousy pants that I realized: GENIUS!! now I sort of look lout for men sweats in the biggest size I can Find while fitting my waist and It’s GODLY

  8. Melody says:

    Those pants would have come in handy after women give birth and have those foot-thick pads…

  9. Bridget says:

    Halle finally read the writing on the wall and would rather stay married than pay up and embarrass herself again.

  10. daisyfly says:

    Sounds like it was too expensive and costly to her finances and career to divorce the man who knows all the dirt on her attempts to alienate her daughter from her father.

    • Flowerchild says:

      Exactly she couldn’t wait to serve him the divorce papers so much so that she jump the gun and had to file again. Halle is also the one who leak all the stories about him being abusive to the media. Her show was canceled, she doesn’t have a lot of work coming her way and she was facing two child support payments and one against a man who has all the dirt on her. I 100% think Oliver would use it to get what he wants, so she feels it cheaper to stay with him.

      If this is true it does tell me that Halle is the one who wanted the divorce not Olive, that’s why she is willing to stay married.

  11. FingerBinger says:

    Being the boyfriend didn’t have anything to do with custody. Aubry had custody problems because he wasn’t on Nahla’s birth certificate. He had to legally be declared her father before he was given any parental rights.

  12. Frosty says:

    I wonder if he decided to stay before or after she wore those pants…

  13. Lucky Charm says:

    She probably realized he gives as good as he gets, so she decided not to go through with it, for now anyway.

  14. Bread and Circuses says:

    I don’t know why, given Halle’s track record with relationships, but I always did think that maybe she and Olivier honestly stood a chance — that they could make it work. They seem to be well-matched, and while yes, that means they’re both volatile, it also seemed as if that was part of why the relationship was steadier than many Halle has been in. They’re two of a kind and really understand how their partner’s temper works.

    I hope they can work it out, and that they continue to co-parent well, regardless of how the situation eventually shakes down.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Often overlooked in all of her ‘problem’ relationships? That she’s the center of the problem. You’re right, she’s as volatile as Martinez, maybe more.

  15. JRenee says:

    The pants look comfy, I’d run around in them. ..

  16. Beau Kitty says:

    I like the pants and her relaxed style. And I hope her marriage works out so they all can be happy. Good on them all and especially the kids.

    • notasugarhere says:

      Why assume that staying married makes everyone – especially the kids – happier? It may well be that the best option is divorce, separate households, and solid co-parenting. But I forgot, it is Berry we’re talking about. She’s thinks men are only useful as sperm donors and hired attack dogs.