The holidays are often a difficult time for families and it looks like Halle Berry‘s Thanksgiving definitely fell into that category. Gabriel Aubry, Berry’s former boyfriend, dropped off their daughter, Nahla, at his ex’s house after a day of turkey festivities. From there, things quickly went downhill.
The handoff of 4-year-old Nahla was executed by Aubry and Berry’s current fiance, actor Olivier Martinez. According to TMZ, the two men exchanged heated words with Martinez telling the former model, “We have to move on.”
At that point, Aubry threw the first punch and the physical altercation escalated until the Unfaithful star was able to pin Nahla’s father to the ground. The fight left both men injured and they were taken to an area hospital. Martinez injured his hand as well as sustaining some bruising and neck injuries. Aubry was examined for a head injury, broken rib and several facial contusions.
Since Berry’s ex-boyfriend initiated the brawl, he was arrested for battery and released on $20,000 bail. He already has an upcoming court date on Dec. 13 to face those charges.
The former couple has been battling for custody over the last two years with Berry recently losing a fight to bring her daughter to France full time. She cited privacy issues and protection from the paparazzi as reasons for the move, but it seems that she wants thousands of miles to separate her family from Aubry.
No word on how this will affect the custody case, but People has confirmed that a restraining order has been issued. The emergency protective order requires Aubry to stay at least 100 yards away from Berry, their daughter and Martinez.
Berry and Martinez have been engaged since 2011.