There’s no doubt motherhood is one of Halle Berry‘s proudest accomplishments. When the Monster’s Ball star isn’t slaying the Hollywood red carpet or starring in a new blockbuster film, she’s soaking up all the time she can with her daughter, Nahla, and her son, Maceo.
Halle first experienced motherhood when she gave birth to her eldest, Nahla, alongside ex Gabriel Aubry in 2008. After calling it quits with the Canadian model in 2010, the John Wick 3 actress tied the knot with Olivier Martinez in July 2013. They welcomed Maceo just months later in October, but Halle and the Unfaithful actor divorced after three years in 2016.
As fans know, the Oscar winner takes immense pride in being an older mom. Halle — who was 41 years old at the time of Nahla’s arrival — previously dished why she held off from having kids in the earlier years of her life. “You’re so much more ready to be a parent after 40 than when you’re 20,” she exclusively shared with Closer Weekly in May 2019. “You know yourself better.”
The doting mom said because she’s older, she’s better equipped to take care of her little ones. “You’ve done a lot of things for yourself [when you’re older], selfishly,” the Catwoman actress explained. “When you wait until later in life, you can really put your kids forward in a more meaningful way.”
Halle dished she’s happy being a single mama. “I’ve learned a lot being with my children,” she shared during an Instagram Live in April 2020. “They are the best company for me right now, and when I divorced Maceo’s dad I’ve been pretty alone by myself going on three years now — decidedly so, for sure.”
Since she doesn’t “feel the need to rush or accept something” she doesn’t see lasting, Halle said she’s taking this time to be with her brood. “Not that anything’s wrong with the people I’ve been with,” she continued, “but I’m going to wait for my match or I will stay solo and be with my kids and do my life the way I’m doing it.”
It seems Halle may be ready to give love another shot as she’s been dating singer-songwriter Van Hunt since mid-2020. After months of teasing their relationship on social media, the Golden Globe winner confirmed their romance in September 2020. Alongside a pic of her wearing his merch, Halle wrote, “Now ya know.”
Though Halle had no intentions of finding a new man, she feels grateful to have Van in her life. “She feels most at peace with who she is as a person and where she is in her life,” an insider told Closer in January 2021. “She has two amazing kids, she’s in love and she’s enjoying her work. She’s in the best shape of her life, both emotionally and physically.”
Scroll through the gallery below to get to know her kids, Nahla and Maceo!
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