*In an interview with “Extra,” Halle Berry opened up about her ongoing custody battle with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, and although not giving full details, she did let the interviewer in on how (contrary to popular belief) the court proceedings have gone well.
Of the custody battle Halle said: “When there’s a child involved, it’s a relief when you can resolve things in a good way. Our issues were never about fighting for her. 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 need 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- because for her sake, this is the best way…. We both love her more than life.”
The interview took place at the Los Angeles’ Jenesse Center’s Annual Silver Rose Gala, where she was honored for her “What a Little Love Can Do” project, which renovates apartments at the transitional housing shelter for victims of domestic violence.
Of her work with the shelter, Halle said: “There’s such a stigma that goes a long with a shelter, and I thought if we can make shelter life be something for them to aspire to have when they leave here, we’ll have done something really good… I care so much about women and I care so much about children.
“I’ve had certain experiences in my life that make it easy for me to understand the hardships that women face; the hardships that children face. And because it’s so personal for me, it’s a way that I sort of get to extricate my own demons by doing something good to help others. It’s really fulfilling work that I get to do.”