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Third Time Was Not a Charm: Halle Berry Divorcing Olivier Martinez

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By Ephrat Livni, Esq. on October 28, 2015 12:25 PM

Actress Halle Berry is divorcing her French husband, actor Olivier Martinez. The two met on a movie set in 2010 and married in 2013 while she was pregnant with their child. "It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce," the couple said in a joint statement to People.

According to the magazine, sources said that the relationship had run its course. The couple, however, appears to harbor no ill will and wishes each other well.

Privacy for the Children

Berry and Martinez told People in their jointly-issued statement that they are moving on but still love each other. "We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus of what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life and we hope that you respect our and, most importantly, our children's privacy as we go through this difficult period."

The bit about their kid's privacy is no doubt informed by Berry's recent experiences. The Oscar-winning actress has been in a public, dramatic, and long-lasting custody battle with her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry, over their 7-year-old daughter.

The One Now the None

Berry, 49, reportedly called Martinez, also 49, "the one" although he was technically her third husband. Her second husband was singer Eric Benet. She was also married to baseball player David Justice in the early 1990s.

In August, Berry and Martinez were still making nice, brunching affectionately in LA, per People. Thing change fast in Hollywood, however. Now the one is being relegated to ex status and Berry is moving on from Martinez, for whom this is the first divorce.

But beware any grand declarations from this actress. In 2007, Berry told InStyle magazine that she would never marry again.

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