Halle Berry recently teamed up with Scandale Paris to re-launch a luxury line of lingerie that's affordable for all women, and while she admits that having a French husband has changed the way she thinks about clothing, she says that one piece of advice her mom gave her has stuck with her: always support the girls.
“She said if I don’t want my boobs to hit my knees by the time I’m 30, always wear a bra, even to bed,” Berry said recently.
The 48-year old actress just launched the line of intimates--exclusively available at Target--last month and had a hand in choosing the look and feel of each piece, which range in price from $7-$18. And while she says it was important to her to keep her sex-symbol image separate from this part of her career--she doesn't model for the brand--she does know how important it is for a woman to have lovely underthings. And now that she's married, she says, her husband will make sure she doesn't leave the house in anything less than finery.
“I have definitely changed as a result of being married to a French husband. French women would not put their sweats on and run out to the market....they put a lot of energy into their outerwear, but also their underwear. They’re not going to get caught in an emergency room without being prepared," she said.
Berry is making headlines this week due to reports that she's attempting to reduce the amount she's required to pay in support to her ex, Gabriel Aubry, who is the father of her 6-year old daughter. Sources say the actress is looking to take the amount from $16,000 to $3,800 per month after he reportedly abused the system and used the money for his own expenses.
"She does feel that he is abusing the system and taking advantage of her. Halle does work hard for her money, and it's not easy for her to juggle the two kids with her work schedule. It's understandable that she feels Gabriel should be able to make enough money to support Nahla," a source told People Magazine.