Halle Berry Can't Move to France with Daughter: Report
11/09/2012 AT 08:30 PM EST
A judge in Los Angeles on Friday denied the actress's request to move from Los Angeles to France with 4½-year-old daughter Nahla, according to TMZ.
Nahla's father Gabriel Aubry, a Canadian actor and model who works primarily in L.A., objected to the move.
Berry, who is engaged to actor Olivier Martinez, has maintained that France is a safer place for her to raise her daughter, noting stronger paparazzi laws.
Aubry and Berry split in 2010. Their relationship quickly became strained as they battled over custody issues, including Berry's demanding filming schedule.
The couple later came to what had appeared to be an amicable agreement – with the help of a judge.
"Our issues were never about fighting for her," Berry said at the time of Nahla. "We both know a child needs both her parents. But what I want to say about it is sometimes, as a couple, you reach an impasse. We needed a court and a judge to help us work out some of the delicate issues, and I'm so happy we've arrived at that place."