Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are getting closer to ending their eight-year divorce battle.
According to Radar Online, Berry and Martinez have hired mediator Roy Paul, to support them in managing their remaining marital disputes. According to court documents obtained by RadarOnline, Paul, a former Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, is expected to help in “all matters until the final determination of the case subject to the deadline stated below.”
The agreement reportedly was signed on March 30 by Berry and Martinez, who said they will pay the judge as well as a judicial assistant at an hourly rate of $300. The couple’s prenuptial agreement covered the division of assets and Berry has petitioned for custody of their son, Maceo. However, neither party specified what issues needed to be settled in their divorce.
Berry, an Academy Award-winning actress has appeared in movies such as “Jungle Fever,” “Boomerang,” “X-Men,” and “Monster’s Ball.” Her net worth is valued at $90 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Martinez, a French actor, has starred in several American films including “Before Night Falls,” “Unfaithful,” and “S.W.A.T.” Martinez’s net worth is $30 million.
A Glimpse Into Berry and Martinez’s Relationship
Berry and Martinez met on the set of “Dark Tide” in 2010. The pair began dating and by 2012, they were engaged. However, from the start, it seemed trouble was on the horizon. That same year, Martinez participated in a physical altercation with Gabriel Aubry, the father of Berry’s daughter. Nevertheless, the couple continued their relationship and married in a private ceremony in 2013. That same year, Berry gave birth to Maceo.
By 2015, the couple announced they were divorcing and cited “irreconcilable differences.”
In 2016, a court issued Berry and Martinez an ultimatum after they did nothing other than file for divorce. The Notice of Case Review Regarding Default was filed by the Los Angeles County Court and gave them three choices: move forward with their divorce, file a dismissal or allow the court to dismiss the case by default.
Berry and Martinez managed to come to a custody agreement, yet their property split remained unresolved.
In June 2018, Berry was asked to appear in court to tie up loose ends related to the divorce including their formal custody arrangement. And yet by 2020, the divorce was still not finalized. At that time, Berry was ready to represent herself in the divorce proceedings, while Martinez was represented by Laura Wasser.
Berry’s Aubry Drama
For nearly a decade, she had been making $16,000 monthly child support payments to Aubry, with whom she shares a child, Nahla, 13. Up until 2021, she was paying a whopping $16,000 a month for nearly 10 years. She later got the monthly child support payments reduced to $8,000.