Remember way back when, when David Justice and Halle Berry were married back in the 1990s? After their split, Halle opened up about what a hard time she had dealing with their split and seemed to imply that she was abused. She mentioned that someone she was romantically involved with hit her so hard in her ear that she lost some of her hearing, but I don’t think she ever named the guy. David kept quiet then, but I guess hearing about Halle’s split from her third husband, Olivier Martinez, got to him, so he decided to speak up.
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez’s divorce is not getting off to the smoothest start, with her first filing the divorce documents under an alias, improperly serving Olivier, Olivier filing his own divorce documents, and Halle re-filing new divorce documents under her legal name, but one thing they won’t get into is a custody battle, if Olivier has his way.
It looks like Halle Berry is NOT willing to allow Olivier Martinez to be the petitioner (the one who officially files for divorce); she has filed divorce papers for the second time, using her and Olivier’s legal names this time. I still don’t know what advantages come with being the petitioner in a divorce in California; perhaps this is just part of the bitterness of their split?
Now more people are talking about Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez’s split. Sources are saying that Olivier’s “fiery temper” caused problems in the marriage, and that temper was triggered because she was the primary breadwinner. Uh-oh.
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez released a very civil-sounding statement to the media, announcing their divorce. Now, things are appearing less than amicable. Halle filed for divorce using aliases; Olivier then filed for divorce using their real names. In California, it matters who is the petitioner (the person who files for divorce first), so there appears to be some tactical maneuvering.