Halle Berry may seem to live a charmed life, but it sounds like she has some of the same kinds of problems as anyone else, just with more zeroes added after the dollar sign.
Halle Berry went before a judge recently to ask to have her child support payments reduced. Ordinarily, that kind of news about someone would make them sound like a deadbeat. But Berry says it's the other way around.
Halle Berry and ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry were together from 2005-2010, during which time they had their daughter, Nahla. They share custody of Nahla. But Berry was ordered to pay $200,000 per year plus tuition money to Aubry. That's about $16,000 per month. Now she wants to have that amount reduced to about $3000 per month.
“There is no case, no law, no logic that says a healthy, active man gets to simply live off child support that the wealthier mother earns,” Halle Berry's court filing said.
Halle Berry thinks her ex should get a job and stop living off the child support she pays.
"He is using the money to avoid work," Berry argued.
Halle Berry and Aubry have had a lot of difficulty since their split. Last year she took him to court to get a judge to make him stop coloring their daughter's hair.
Halle berry has to pay $16k in child support every month, sheesh.
— Nazie (@covergirl_me) July 16, 2015
Berry, who is herself half Caucasian and half African-American, claimed that this was an attempt to obscure Nahla’s African-American heritage.
Berry said that Aubry had caused Nahla “potential psychological and physical damage,” and could cause her to wonder "why her natural appearance is not good enough.”
She also has charged Aubry with using racial epithets around their daughter.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Juhas had said of Aubry’s racist remarks:
“The racial epithet made by Petitioner [Aubry] was and is completely and totally unacceptable. Nahla is a child of both of these parents, making this sort of comment about Respondent [Berry] affect the very core and being of Nahla. And when Petitioner attacked Respondent for what she is and who she is, he was attacking Nahla because Nahla is part Respondent. And Nahla is part Petitioner. So when Petitioner did those things, that does serious damage to Nahla because he is attacking her core being, who she is.”
Child support would make more sense if, instead of a payment, people were given a list of supplies to provide.
— Cold Cheese (@CloudProjection) July 16, 2015