Halle Berry and husband of two years Olivier Martinez are officially splitting.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce,” the gorgeous couple — who met on the set of the 2012 film “Dark Tide” — told the media in a joint statement that also asked followers to respect their privacy.
The actors, both 49, married in July 2013 in France. Berry announced in April that year she was expecting a baby with Martinez. Their son, Maceo, was born in October.
It was the third marriage for Oscar-winner Berry, whose ex-husbands are baseball player David Justice and singer Eric Benet. It was the first for Martinez, who had been linked to singer Kylie Minogue, CNN reported.
Martinez, a former boxer and model, encountered trouble in January at the Los Angeles International Airport, when an LAX employee alleged the actor used a car seat to push him out of their path. The employee later sued the couple, according to TMZ.
The French actor was by Berry’s side during an intense custody battle with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, the Canadian model who fathered her 7-year-old daughter Nahla. Amid the contentiousness, Martinez and Aubry had a fistfight in Berry’s Hollywood driveway.
TOY STORY’S 20
On Monday at the Castro Theatre, Pixar founders John Lasseter, Ed Catmull, Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton told all about the making of “Toy Story,” which turned 20 this year, at a nifty San Francisco Film Society event.
Not only did they recognize Steve Jobs, who financed the groundbreaking animation studio, they showed video clips of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and John Ratzenberger doing voice work, described the origins of character names Woody and Buzz Lightyear, and screened footage of 12-inch Buzz Lightyear in space. The doll’s NASA-sponsored 466-stay in space surpassed the longest mission set in 1995 by Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov, according to Disney.
And in an encouraging moment for aspiring creative types, the seemingly invincible team showed a rough, early scene from “Toy Story” that really was bad.
It remains to be seen how this week’s World Health Organization report linking processed meats and colon cancer will affect Hot Dog on a Stick’s seasonal promotion in which patrons of participating locations (at Stonestown Galleria, Serramonte Center, Hillsdale Shopping Center and Southland Mall) who say “Stick-or-Treat” will get one stick item for $1. The deal is offered through Halloween.
Singer-rapper Frank Ocean is 28. … Actor Joaquin Phoenix is 41. … Singer Brad Paisley is 43. … Actress Julia Roberts is 48. … Actor-comedian Andy Richter is 49. … Entrepreneur Bill Gates is 60. … Reality star Caitlyn Jenner is 66. … Actor Dennis Franz is 71. … Actress Jane Alexander is 76. … Musician Charlie Daniels is 79. … Actress Joan Plowright is 86. … Singer Cleo Laine is 88.
— Staff, wire report
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