The custody battle that flared up between Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry has apparently now died down. The model has filed papers to drop his bid for custody of daughter Nahla. He will now pursue a paternity action that will legally bind him to the 2-year-old, TMZ reports, since he and his Oscar-winning ex never wed.
“I think both sides realized how out of hand things had gotten recently,” an insider explained to Radar Online. “They both love their daughter and want to make sure her welfare comes first.”
The former couple’s battle had played out in the press, with tabloids eagerly reporting nasty words from both sides. His camp portrayed her as vindictive and out of control, while hers raised allegations that he had made racist comments toward her.
Now, however, it seems they have reached a truce. Halle has accepted a new role in “New Year’s Eve” — a film shoot she dropped out of while bracing for a custody battle with Gabriel.
On Wednesday, a judge reportedly ruled that she can travel to New York with Nahla, but must allow the child’s father visitation while she is there.
“Gabriel and Halle have spoken to each other and have committed to try and make things work, without the courts,” added the source. “Gabriel’s decision to drop his case is his way of showing Halle he’s prepared to take a leap of faith and trust her once again.”
We’re happy to hear this. All those nasty accusations flying back and forth between Mommy and Daddy could not have been good for Nahla (even if she’s not yet old enough to read).
Justin Bieber doesn’t believe in making love without love. The 16-year-old heartthrob, who hasn’t confirmed the open secret that he’s dating fellow tween icon Selena Gomez, told Rolling Stone magazine, “I don’t think you should have sex with anyone unless you love them.”
Does that mean waiting for marriage?
“I think you should just wait for the person you’re ... in love with,” J.B. hedged.
As for his type, “I like a girl with a nice smile and who’s funny,” said the “Baby” singer. “As far as looks, my taste is dark hair. But I don’t limit myself. I like girls with blond hair too. I like everything.”
One hint that Selena is definitely his type: The screen saver on his laptop is a picture of the couple together against a sunset sky. And when he caught the interviewer checking it out, Justin closed the computer. Telling!
Her “Jersey Shore” castmates couldn’t wait to get rid of her, but evidently Angelina Pivarnick has found a man who wants to spend the rest of his life with her. The super-tanned reality star is engaged after beau David Kovacs dropped to one knee and proposed — on the red carpet.
The pair were attending an NYC fashion show Wednesday when he shocked her by popping the question as cameras flashed.
“She was completely surprised [and said], ‘Are you serious?’ She looked really happy and shocked,” an observer told the New York Daily News. “She covered her face with her hand and dropped the ring on the carpet because she was so nervous. He then picked her up and they hugged and kissed.”
Oh, this doesn’t sound like a publicity stunt at all. We’re sure they’ll be together forever!
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.