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Halle Berry talks about her custody battle

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Halle Berry's custody issues

Halle Berry has broken her silence on her custody war with baby daddy Gabriel Aubry.

Halle BerryHalle Berry says that she and Gabriel Aubry hit a roadblock in their custody agreement for daughter Nahla and only a court could resolve it.

The actress told Extra, "When there's a child involved, it's a relief when you can resolve things in a good way. Our issues were never about fighting for her. We both know a child needs both her parents."

Regardless of that fact, they have issues that only a court can resolve.

"What I want to say about it is sometimes, as a couple, you reach an impasse," she explains. "We needed a court and a judge to help us work out some of the delicate issues, and I'm so happy we've arrived at that place -- because for her sake, this is the best way."

That all sounds really nice and mature, but things can't be going all that great -- Halle just dropped out of her highly anticipated Broadway debut in The Mountaintop because of "child custody issues," according to show producers.

"It's been a year full of challenges," Berry said.

That's one way of putting it!

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