At the age of 50, Halle Berry is certainly no longer the wide-eyed girl expecting her prince to arrive and sweep her off her feet. Not that she ever really was this kind of girl, but Berry certainly maintains a certain less than optimistic outlook about relationships after three failed marriages.
Recently at the 2017 City Summit and Gala via Entertainment Tonight, Berry spoke candidly about the effects three divorces have had on her life. “I have learned to deal with three failed marriages, which has not been easy, especially when there’s children involved.”
The Cleveland-born actress has two children, a girl and a boy – Nahla, 8, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry and Maceo, 3, with her third husband Olivier Martinez, whom she recently divorced in 2016. Berry has also been married to major leaguer David Justice and singer Eric Benet.
“[As] women, we go into marriage thinking it’s going to last forever and that this is our prince on a shiny horse,” she added. “That’s what fairy tales taught me as a kid … and I’m kind of anti-fairytales today.”
Berry believes that starting a relationship with significant expectations may lead to serious disappointments. “I’ve often felt guilty and responsible,” she said. “I’ve suffered a lot of pain and anguish.”
She believes that she’s grown significantly as a result. “All of those relationships were necessary for me,” admitted the actress. “We all come here with lessons that we have to learn and those relationships provided me with lessons that got me to where I am right now. For that, I’m grateful. But it has been hard. It’s been a difficult part of my life.”
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