Oscar®-winning actress Halle Berry’s life has certainly changed since the last time she visited The Oprah Show. Now she’s here to share her good news!
Halle’s found love with Canadian model Gabriel Aubry. And she recently announced that, at 41, she’s pregnant!
Halle says she and Gabriel, who is 10 years her junior, had been trying for some time to have a baby. “I’m sort of superstitious, so I saved all of the negative tests in a drawer,” she says. “Don’t ask! I don’t know why, but I did. … After about 35 tests, we finally got a positive test.”
What did Halle do when she passed the test? “While I was trying to get pregnant, we tried really hard, so it was a lot of staying home and just doing what you do. … I was watching a lot of [daytime] television and—don’t judge me for this—Maury Povich. … It was about, ‘You are the father. You’re not the father.’ … So what the women do when they find out he’s not the daddy, they run off the stage, right? They run to the back. I don’t know why, but they run to the back.
“So when we got the positive test—Gabriel was downstairs in the den—I ran upstairs! I got up there, and I thought, ‘I’ve been watching too much Maury!”
Halle says she found Gabriel just when she was not looking for someone. “I had resigned myself to, ‘I’m going to be single until I’m 50, at least, and I’ll have a child on my own.’ … I was really okay with that.”
Then while on a fashion shoot for a Versace ad, Halle met Gabriel, which made finishing the shoot difficult. “There were, like, just pheromones flying off the walls,” she says.
Halle says she loves that Gabriel has so much integrity. “He does what he says he’s going to do. He’s very honest. I’ve learned to really appreciate honesty, even when you’re saying what I don’t want to hear, because it’s the truth. I think I used to like hearing what I wanted to hear, and not necessarily the truth,” she says. “He’s always his authentic self, never worried about being judged. He doesn’t care what anybody thinks of who he is. To walk with that kind of confidence, … and with integrity, I know he has ability to love me, love our children, and he will do that.”
“You said children—not child,” Oprah says.
“Well, there’s just one right now,” Halle says. “But we’re hoping right after this one to do it again.”
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