After nearly two years in a grueling child support case, Halle Berry has been ordered to pay $16,000 a month in child support to her ex Gabriel Aubry. Berry who recently starred in “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, was sentenced to pay the hefty amount to the father of her 6-year old daughter Nahla. The settlement was reached on May 30th by Los Angeles Superior Court judge Scott Gordon, according to The Associated Press.
Aside from paying nearly $200,000 a year in support, Berry is said to be fully responsible for her daughter’s tuition while both parents will divide her health care expenses. The Academy Award-winning actress’ sizable monthly bill will continue until Nahla turns 19 or graduates from high school, whichever comes first. (Yahoo Celebrity)
Outside of her parental obligations, Berry must also ay Aubry’s $300,000 attorney’s fees as well as a retroactive child support payment of $115,000. Talk about some harsh reality.
The couple originally split in 2010, but have been battling since 2012 to reach an agreement that best suits the welfare of their daughter. Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, began fighting back after Berry wanted to move Nahla to France to be with her, and her current husband, Oliver Martinez. The men even got into a bloody altercation around Thanksgiving of 2012. The fight resulted in both sides obtaining restraining orders, and an eventual private settlement that included a judge rejecting Berry’s request to relocate Nahla.
Berry who is now a mother of two, welcomed a baby boy named Maceo in October with Martinez after they said their “I do’s” in July. With the settlement finally reached and the custody drama put to an end, Berry can truly move forward with her life. “I feel really happy,” she told ET. “It’s one of the best things that happened in my life, for sure.”
Halle Berry’s brutal child support battle put to an end, and it seems as if both parties are satisfied with the outcome. Berry can have the very best for her daughter and continue her life with her new husband and baby boy. I wish all parties involved the very best.
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