Halle Berry has been going through an ugly child support battle for four years, but she’s finally seeing a resolution — in the form of $16,000 a month.
Halle Berry and former boyfriend Gabriel Aubry split four years ago, but they are still very much in each other’s lives because of their daughter. Berry gave birth to Nahla back in 2008, and a judge finally settled the former couple’s child support case on May 30.
According to People, Berry and Aubry share equal custody of their daughter, and Berry has been ordered to pay $16,000 a month in child support until Nahla turns 19 or graduates from high school, whichever comes first. Berry was also ordered to pay Aubrey $115,000 in “retroactive support.”
Berry married Olivier Martinez in April 2013, but she has been fighting Aubry since they first split. She had attempted to move to France full-time with Nahla but was denied that request. Berry and Aubry first reached a custody agreement in 2012, but around the same time, Aubry and Martinez were involved in a “physical altercation.”
“Gabriel attacked Olivier and Olivier defended himself,” a source told People of the fight back in 2012.
Both men were sent to the hospital, and Aubry was later arrested.
Although Berry is now responsible for a hefty child support payment, she is likely relieved to have some resolution in the case.
Besides the custody battle, Berry has a lot going on in her life and has been staying busy. She and Martinez welcomed their own child, a boy, in October 2013. She stars in her own series, Extant, beginning this summer, and you can also see her in the film X-Men: Days of Future Past.