Actress Halle Berry (pictured) reportedly ‘bristled’ at the changes she has seen on her 6-year-old daughter, Nahla’s hair. The Oscar-wining actress is accusing her ex and the child’s dad, model Gabriel Aubry (pictured below) of straightening and chemically lightening their daughter’s hair to make her look more White, according to TMZ.
Berry was reportedly not present at a hearing which took place on Monday to discuss the straightening claim, but was represented by her attorney, Steve Kolodny. Aubry did appear in court. After intense debate regarding the hair claim, a judge finally made the decision that neither parent can change the texture or color of Nahla’s natural hair.
Berry began dating Aubry in 2005 and the love-fest lasted until the couple’s very bad and public breakup in 2010. After going their separate ways, the couple battled viciously over Nahla. Berry, who is now married to actor Olivier Martinez, with whom she has a son, wanted to move to France and take Nahla along. Aubry fought the move in court and won.
Bad blood developed between Aubry and Martinez and the tensions culminated in a very public 2012 Thanksgiving brawl. A week after the fight, Berry and her ex called a truce and reached “an amicable agreement” over Nahla’s care. Last May, however, the “Extant” star was court-ordered to pay Aubry a reported $200,000 a year, plus tuition money to support their daughter. The order also called for Berry to fork over a retroactive payment of $115,000 and another $300,000 in legal fees to Aubry’s attorney. The court decision was based on income. Berry made a reported $4.7 million last year, compared to Aubry’s $192,921.