Oscar winner Halle Berry has reportedly split from her boyfriend of five years, Gabriel Aubry.
Though the split has not been confirmed by reps for the pair, it is rumoured that the couple have spent the past few weeks hammering out a parenting plan for their daughter, Nahla. Berry is twice divorced- the actress divorced second husband Eric Benét in 2005 after reports he was unfaithful unsurfaced, and was previously wed to baseball player David Justice, a marriage that ended in 1997 amid allegations he was abusive to her.
While reports have said that the nine-year age difference influenced Aubry to leave Berry, other rumors indicate that the actress was concerned her partner might “go after her money.” And although the couple never married, the relationship lasted longer than both of Berry’s previous marriages. Berry reflected on that in an interview last year:
“I feel more married now than I did in any of my actual marriages,” she told the March 2009 issue of Essence. “We live the truth of that and that’s more important than a piece of paper.”
Berry was spotted out last night in New York at a benefit and was said to be in “good spirits.”