Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez, who co-starred in the 2012 movie "Dark Tide," have a new production to celebrate: the birth of their son. According to People magazine, the child (whose name has not yet been made public)* was born on Oct. 5, 2013, at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
As previously reported, Berry and Martinez got married in an intimate ceremony in Vallery, France, on July 13, 2013. Berry and Martinez (who are both 47) began dating in 2010 and got engaged in 2012.
This is Martinez's first marriage. Before he dated Berry, he had a relationships with several women, including singer Kylie Minogue, actress Mira Sorvino and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Berry's previous marriages were to baseball player David Justice (from 1993 to 1997) and singer Eric Benet (from 2001 to 2005). From 2005 to 2010, she was in a relationship with model Gabriel Aubrey. Berry and Aubry have a daughter named Nahla, who was born in 2008.
The end of Berry's relationship with Aubrey resulted in a bitter custody battle over Nahla, amid allegations that Aubrey was emotionally abusive to the child. According to several published reports, Aubrey objected to Berry's wish to relocate to Martinez's native France because it would mean that Aubrey would not be able to spend as much time with Nahla.
Aubrey and Martinez made headlines by getting into a violent brawl on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) in 2012. Martinez performed a citizen's arrest on Aubrey, and the two men later filed restraining orders against each other. Paparazzi photos showed Aubrey with a severely bruised face after the fight with Martinez, but tabloids reported that Aubrey had instigated the fight and Martinez was defending himself. On Nov. 29, 2012, it was announced that Aubrey and Berry had reach an amicable agreement over the custody of Nahla.
Berry and Martinez got to know each other in 2010, when they were filming the independent movie "Dark Tide," an action thriller about shark attacks. The movie wasn't released until 2012, when it had a limited run in the U.S. cinemas, and it bombed with critics and audiences. "Dark Tide" was released on video on demand before it was released in theaters.
"Dark Tide" is now at the center of a lawsuit between the movie's producers. In June 2013, producer Jeanette Buerling and the Magnet Media Group sued producer Maggie Monteith and affiliated companies.
According to the lawsuit, Monteith (a former co-manager at Magnet Media Group) allegedly diverted money from investors and committed breach of contract by failing to execute basic promotion of "Dark Tide."
The parties involved have not publicly commented on this lawsuit, but most lawsuits like this are settled out of court.
In 2013, Berry had her first hit movie in years with "The Call," which debuted at No. 2 when it was released in March and No. 1 for movies on demand when it premiered on demand in June.
Before "The Call," Berry starred in a string of flops that included "Movie 43," "Cloud Atlas," "Dark Tide," "New Year's Eve," "Frankie & Alice" and "Things We Lost in the Fire."
She reprises her role as mutant superhero Storm in "X Men: Days of Future Past," which will be released sometime in 2014. The movie was showcased during a panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 20, 2013. Berry was one of the stars of the movie in attendance at Comic-Con.
Martinez is still best known to American movie audiences for his role as a married woman's lover in the 2002 drama "Unfaithful," starring Diane Lane as the cheating wife. Martinez's next movie is "The Physician," which does not have a U.S. release date yet.
An unnamed source told People on Oct. 7, 2013: "Olivier hasn't left Halle's side. Nahla visited her baby brother earlier today."
*Oct. 8, 2013 update: TMZ reports that Berry and Martinez's son is named Maceo Robert Martinez.