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After nearly eight years together, Halle Berry’s divorce settlement with Olivier Martinez has been finalized.
The couple co-parents their 9-year-old son, Maceo, settled both their divorce as well as custody agreement as per documents found by PEOPLE.
Part of the settlement indicated that the two former partners will share joint custody legally, with Berry paying $8,000 every month to Martinez in child support. In additional support, she will also be obligated to pay 4.3% of any type of income that she earns above $2,000,000.
Also, Berry will share the costs of Maceo’s private school tuition, supplies, uniform, and extracurricular. She has agreed to pay back Martinez for any of the above-mentioned things from the 2023 – 2024 school year.
The actor and Oscar winner filed for divorce initially in October 2015 after a marriage of only two years.
During this time, the couple had given a statement regarding their decision to PEOPLE, “It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce. We move forward with love and respect for one another and a shared focus on what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life, and we hope that you respect our and, most importantly, our children’s privacy as we go through this difficult period.”
Then in the December of 2016, a judge ruled Martinez and Berry single legally, but the former partners continued to negotiate over Maceo’s custody and child support. Apart from Maceo, Berry also has a 15-year-old daughter called Nahla Ariela with her former boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry, with whom she broke up in 2010.
The actress spoke to Women’s Health in 2021 for their December cover story, explaining how her relationship with Van Hunt influences her role as a mom.
She said, “I just feel fulfilled. I feel happy in my life romantically, as a mother, as an artist. I’m a much better mother in this circumstance than I would have been had I stayed in a romantic relationship that didn’t serve me and didn’t make me feel the way I need to feel as a woman. I’m reminded that we always have to take care of ourselves first because I can’t be a good mother for my children if I’m not fundamentally happy and feeling good about myself.”
As a mother, Berry mentioned that she tries to teach her children how to take a stand for themselves and be their true selves. She tells her daughter, “Use your voice. You have a right to be heard. You are loved and accepted just as you are. Only you define who you are. I’m trying to teach them to march to the beat of their own drum. Be true to themselves, and not be followers, but be leaders and innovators.”
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