“I say lots of things, but I think what’s more important is that my children watch what I do. I’m more mindful of how I live my life and what they see me do.” -Halle Berry
Last Saturday, actress Halle Beery served as the ‘keynote speaker’ at the 2017 City Summit and Gala in Los Angeles. During which time she spoke about her three (3) failed marriages saying that she’s kind of ‘anti-fairy tales’ these days.
According to Halle:
“As women, we go into marriage thinking it’s going to last forever and that is our prince on a shiny horse. That’s what fairy tales taught me as a kid… and I’m kind of anti-fairy tales today.”
The 50 year old mother of two (2) children, both under the age of 10, is the ex-wife to David Justice [1993-97], Eric Benet [2001-05], and Oliver Martinez [2013-16]. None of her marriages have ever lasted more than 4 years, and with every breakup/divorce comes the feeling of failure and disappointment.
Can you imagine what it’s like with children involved?
Halle says that the children make things worst, nonetheless, she’s learned to cope.
“I have learned to deal with three failed marriages, which has not been easy, especially when there’s children involved. In every one of those situation, as hard– and sometimes embarrassing — as it was, I learned so much about myself. All of those relationships were necessary for me… For that, I’m grateful. But it has been hard. It’s been a difficult part of my life.”
Prior to Halle most recent marriage to Oliver Martinez, she dated and had a child with model Gabriel Aubry [Nahla, 8]. Even that relationship seemed to be tumultuous for Berry! But now she says that she’s found the silver lining, and has new priorities.
Newsflash: MARRIAGE Isn’t One!
According to Halle, right now she just wants to focus on being a great mother to BOTH of her children.
“Right now, being mom is my most important job, and I now know that everything I do, everything I say and everything I offer them is really important. “
She closes out by saying that she’s learned to MINDFUL of how she lives her life for there sake!
Halle’s doing something that MOST don’t. After a while, if you find yourself in the same situation time and time again, evaluate what YOU could be doing wrong.
We wish Halle Berry continued blessings and success!