April 20th, 2011
10:40 AM ET
Halle Berry is putting her bitter custody battle behind her.
"It's been a year full of challenges," says Berry. "When there's a child involved, it's a relief when you can resolve things in a good way."
The couple, who split last April, began their public battle in December, when Aubry filed for joint physical and legal custody of Nahla. The following month, Berry fired back, claiming that she had dropped out of the movie "New Year's Eve" because she was concerned about their daughter's well-being in the care of Aubry for any extended period of time. He then disputed her claims, calling her allegations "untrue and irresponsible."
Now that the worst is over, Berry tells Extra, "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."
Ultimately, says the actress, "We both love her more than life."
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