The Big 4-0
Turning 40 doesn't worry Berry. Not only does the actress start dating a hot younger man – Canadian model Gabriel Aubry – she's still appearing in Revlon ads and looking better than ever. Her beauty advice? "Wear what you feel good in. Then, when you wear it, your personality will shine far greater," she tells PEOPLE.
A Teary-Eyed Star
Berry receives the 2,333rd star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in front of the Kodak Theatre in L.A. "I am so emotional...as soon as I saw the crowds of people and friends here, I started to cry," the Oscar-winning actress tells the AP. Her star coincides with the release of her new film Perfect Stranger, a cat-and-mouse thriller Perfect Stranger also starring Bruce Willis.
The 41-year-old announces she is three months pregnant with Aubry's child to Access Hollywood: "Gabriel and I are beyond excited and I've waited a long time for this moment in my life."
Halle Wants to 'Stay Pregnant Forever'
With her baby bump on full display, Berry appears on the cover of In Style. "My skin is aglow from all the hormones," she says. "I want to stay pregnant forever." The 41-year-old actress adds, "I may only do this one time, so I want this moment to be as big as it can be. I want the biggest bang I can imagine."
Halle Welcomes Nahla
After a long struggle to get pregnant–she endured almost three dozen negative pregnancy tests–Berry and her boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry, 32, welcome a baby girl, Nahla Ariela Aubry. Of motherhood, Berry says, "I think it is the most important thing we do as women."
Halle's One Hot Mama
Berry, who gave birth to daughter Nahla in March, is named Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive. "Being 42 and having just had a baby, I think I'll take it," the actress says before quipping, "I've been in the business for more than twenty years, and you decide now, at this particular time, that I'm the sexiest woman alive?...you couldn't go with the Bond-girl year? You didn't like the orange bikini?"
The Singles Scene
After a four-year romance and having a daughter together, Nahla, 2, Berry and Aubry split. "It's not like a relationship with a man – they come and they go," Berry said on Oprah's Oscars special in March. "You may be with someone forever, you may not. I will always be her mother and she will always be my daughter, and nothing ever changes that."
Halle's French Kiss
Fresh off her breakup from Aubry, Berry, 44, is caught kissing another hunk, her Dark Tide costar Olivier Martinez, 44, in his hometown of Paris. "It was the classic 'I'm going to kiss you here in a dark corner' move," an onlooker tells PEOPLE of the new couple's romantic romp. "And she was waiting to be kissed."
Battle Over Nahla
After Aubry files for joint custody of daughter Nahla, 2½, Berry fires back, saying she has "serious concerns for her daughter's well-being while in the care of her father." The couple's custody battle heats up as accusations fly over Aubry's "vindictive" nature and Berry's aggravation with Aubry's brief romance with Kim Kardashian.
Ringing in the New Year
After returning to the top of the box office with the romantic comedy New Year's Eve, Berry receives a diamond-and-emerald engagement ring from boyfriend of over a year Olivier Martinez, according to a rep for jewelry designer Gurhan. A rep for the actress, who has been married twice before, does not immediately comment on the proposal.
BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): BEImages; Jim Smeal/BEImages; Flynet; Bauer-Griffin; Chad Chapman/Gallo Images/Getty; Alex Berliner/BEImages
- Halle Berry
- Date of Birth
- August 14, 1966
- Birth Place
- Cleveland, Ohio
Olivier Martinez, fiancé (2010 to present)
Gabriel Aubry, ex-boyfriend (Dec. 2005 to 2010)
Michael Ealy, ex-boyfriend (2004 to Oct. 2005)
Eric Benét, ex-husband (1999 to 2003)
David Justice, ex-husband (1992 to 1996)
Nahla Ariela Aubry, daughter (3/16/2008)