Halle Berry and French actor Olivier Martinez are engaged
A source has confirmed to Us Weekly magazine that Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are engaged.
Olivier Martinez, 46, reportedly proposed with an emerald-and-diamond ring from Gurhan which Halle Berry, 45, has been seen sporting recently.
Halle Berry was first pictured with a ring on her wedding finger as early as December 29, leading to speculation that Olivier Martinez planned a Christmas proposal.
The actress has been careful to keep the ring turned around to just look like a plain band in recent weeks, but gave photographers a glimpse of the stunning stone during an outing in LA yesterday.
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez first met while working opposite one another on the film Dark Tide; they soon emerged as a hot new couple in the autumn of 2010.
A source told Us Weekly: “[Halle] had given up on being married, but she trusts Olivier. He makes her feel safe. He’s a keeper.”
Olivier Martinez previously dated Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, 43, for several years – and supported her through her battle with breast cancer – before they split in 2007.
For Halle Berry, who has a 3-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, this will be the third marriage.
The actress dated handsome model Gabriel Aubry, 36, for almost five years before their acrimonious split in April 2010.
Halle Berry’s love life has been fraught with hard times. An ex-boyfriend beat her so badly that she was left partially deaf, her first marriage falling apart caused her to attempt suicide and her second marriage ended because her husband was allegedly a sex addict.
Halle Berry wed former baseball player David Justice in 1993, divorcing four years later.
She has spoken publicly about contemplating suicide after the end of her first marriage.
“It was all about a relationship,” Halle Berry told Parade magazine in 2007.
“My sense of worth was so low. I had to reprogram myself to see the good in me. Because someone didn’t love me didn’t mean I was unlovable. I promised myself I would never be a coward again.”
Halle Berry then married R&B singer Eric Benét in 2001, only to separate in 2003 and finalize their divorce in 2005.
The actress has previously revealed that the couple was in counseling to combat Eric Benét’s sex addiction after just a year.
Of her second marriage, Halle Berry said: “I knew this time I had a right to set boundaries and say, <<This isn’t OK for me>>. I knew that it wasn’t my fault. If I hadn’t gone through the first breakup and made that promise to myself this would have leveled me.”
“I stink at marriage,” Halle Berry joked to Parade in the 2007 interview.