March 12th, 2012
09:45 AM ET
Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez officially engaged
It looks like wedding bells are set to ring for actress Halle Berry and her husband-to-be, Olivier Martinez.
A rep for Berry confirms that she's engaged to the 46-year-old French actor, who spilled the beans over the weekend while promoting his new Florida restaurant.
“Yes, of course it’s true,” he told the Miami Herald at the opening of his eatery, Villa Azur, in South Beach.
Martinez also cleared up reports about which jeweler created Berry’s emerald and gold engagement ring.
“There’s a jeweler taking credit for doing the ring, and it’s a lie!” he said. “They have nothing to do with this."
He called the true creator, Robert Mazlo of Paris, "a real artist" who has been making jewelry for "kings and queens for many centuries."
Speculation about the couple’s possible engagement has been swirling for weeks, ever since Berry, 45, was spotted sporting the bling.
It will be the Oscar winning star's third marriage, as she was previously married to baseball player David Justice as well as singer Eric Benet.
Berry also has a 3-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ex-boyfriend and model Gabriel Aubry.
There’s no word yet on a wedding date, but the Hollywood lovebirds will be seen together in the shark thriller “Dark Tide" when it hits theaters later on this month.
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Halle is one beautiful woman. What's with the haters? She MARRIED two black men so maybe it's time to try a few white guys...frankly let her keep trying until she finds true happiness! Sounds like there is a double standard here...guys can marry a zillion times, dog around and yet folks hate on Halle for a few failed relationships? Please!! And this guy looks older than she does in my humble opinion. Hopefully she understands why she makes the bad choices she does in men and doesn't repeat them again with this guy.
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Olivier Martinez that is a Hispanic name and last name..French? I don't think so he even looks Sapnish! poor Halley she will be single soon again I hope this time she don't bring another child to this world! She is a woman who didn't born to be married indeed!
Hmmm, let's hope 4th time is a charm...wait he's French...he'll be cheating two days after the wedding.
Black women, stop faultin my black brothers and me for chasing white women. When Halle Berry looks like this, you can grip why we like long silky hair and pretty faces. Gf, even Halle looks like cornelius from planet of the apes after a night on the town, what chance do you have?
Okay, I read the story. Why show the guy with a picture of him and his aunt? Let's see him and Halle. What? That is Halle??!!! OMFG – those days are over. Time for her to start making commercials for fiber and depends undergarments.
Why be so mean? Okay, she's elderly now and isn't hot like before, but maybe he's willing to trade career and name advancement for a couple-year relationship. Women do it, so don't make it worse for him by noting the obvious.
Movin' up by movin' to whiter men. Good plan girl. Not only do black men not hold up in the romance department, those rumors of size advantage are, well, overstated.
Poor girl can't stay in a relationship for long......she's traversing hollywood for a husband, clearly she's got daddy issues.
she's old trash now anything past 33 is too old for me. That goes for all you middle aged cougars.
Martinez run fast and away from this crazy ugly woman. GO back to France or to Spain the land of your parents. Better looking white women there. Or come to Italia, We love you here too.
Halle Berry is so over-rated...she is kind of cute (at best!). She seems so desperate to me and obviously has a fear of having to face herself and needs a man 24/7. Also, she shouldn't be so hard on white people as she sure likes to sleep with them!
He was born in France but his background is from Spain. France doesnt have good looking man like Spain or Italy. I also dont see what he sees in her a has been. He could be with a much better looking European woman or with January Jone. But Halle?
Racist some?January Jones is not pretty she's a pale cow Halle is incredible.
Well if this is not one-sided. How is Halle Berry too old for him when he is 46 to her 45? That sure is a biased way of looking at things. Sounds like some are jealous, because at 24 and younger, they still don't look as good as Halle Berry.
Oh wait, could it be jealousy? After all she has fame, looks AND MONEY, and now a good-looking French husband.
I'm just saying!!!!
He's French...we all KNOW how French men are. She's been at bat 3 times – including the boyfriend. She's struck out all 3 times, the 4th time isn't a charm. Forget it guys...stay single and happy.
Overheard at Dinner
Halle : "Olivier, could you please pass me the crazy ?"
Olivier: " Halle, I think you have had enough crazy for today"
Halle ( screaming ) ' Shut up, you fool. I need me some crazy and I NEED IT NOW !"
I love French guys,once you get them to bath regularly and using deodorant they're cool.
...Robert Mazlo of Paris...making jewelry for "kings and queens for many centuries."
So she's marrying a bimbo. He must have a nice coque.
He's French? He looks Chinese to me with those eyes.
Is call closing your eyes while pic was been taken. IDIOTA!!
how many is this for halle? #4?
congrats halle. I think Halle should where her hair long. She doesn't look right with the short hair. Probably because of her face structure.
Looks like she is aging well. What's up with those ears?
Dang...crazy or not...I'd knock her off for a few months just because! Shoot a lot of us dudes have dated crazy chicks who look NOTHING like Halle Berry so hey if you're going to date/marry crazy...at least let her be good looking! Plus none of us knows her personally to know what type of person she really is...we just get what the media feeds us and run with it...
She's a nutcase. Cursed. She can't keep a man. She used the race card against the father of her child. Yuck.
Oliver Martinez is a Playboy himself,stop hating on Halle just because she is looking for happiness,let her live her life as she choses
Finally some dudes with the balls to speak the truth. Thats right all women are that way. They act like they arent but they are..Its all about money to them. No romance just pure selfishness. Bravo!
Batchelor. I have to agree with you. I was married once which was a huge mistake. Women become biatches when they marry and try and control their man. Never trust a woman because eventually she will betray that trust.. Also all women have affairs that is for sure.
She is one rainbow beotch. She dates Blacks, Whites, and Hispanics.
What's wrong with that,I like it all to.
YEs but only White Hispanic. In fact Martinez background is Spanish. YOu never see her dating a black, Asian or indian Hispanic.
Why marry a woman when u can have a different woman everynite? Same woman everynite is boring and dull.. I dont care how fine she is....she is still a a pain in the butt if she is around all the time..Bust a nut and say next..Kick her to the curb
Learn to spell,and it's very expensive duh.lol
They are an attactive couple. But marriage and Holliwood don't go mix well – stay single forever Halle , like you said you would.
she's been in enough realationships..let hops she doesn't screw this one up...and those ears...grow the hair for the wedding halle.
How many divorces will this future one make? Was just wondering. Marriages in the show business world are getting so predictable.
Halley's decision to accept an engagement is a sign of her selfishness. Her Child isn't ready for anyone other than mommy and daddy, and during a custody battle, is absolute wrong time to introduce a new person to a child, especially during the child's mental development years.
Mr. Martinez should reconsider this and do so due diligence, find out more about Barry.
Selfishness on his part also.
How long before she accuses him of abusing her? She is a whack-job.
Most of these post are so judgemental...You folks act like you know Halle Berry personally. You only know the details of her life or her relationships/marriages ONLY what you read in the media. Give it a rest! Everyone deserves happiness, I hope she finds it with this new love.
Oliver is a latent, that's why he goes for an older looking Transvestie.
Halle Barry was never good looking to me. She looks like an effeminate guy with a flat chest and short hair.
I'm sure the guy Oliver is a latent and not out of the closet yet. He'll go kicking and screaming after Halle grows old.
36C. Not flat chested
Oliver is a known love rat – surprised nobody has mentioned his previous engagement to Kylie Minogue; dumped her in the midst of breast cancer. Good luck to both of them.
I am a bit perplexed at the numerous comments suggesting Halle is too old for the French dude. I believe they are both in their mid-forties. I am aware that this is not the norm in Hollywood as most of the middle-aged actors marry women half their age. I believe Brad Pitt, and George Clooney are both with women at least decade younger. I have yet to hear anyone criticize these mature men for being with younger women. It is not surprising that so many women in Hollywood go under the knife in an effort to remain young looking.
Halle Berry is an attractive woman, not the most beautiful though. However, I'd like to see how these haters look now and when they turn 45. The frenchmen is not that hot. He is always squinting but I'm sure he's hot in bed. Halle will soon find a way to muck this up too. She just can't stay with a man for too long before he's labled a beater, a cheater, a child endanger dad,ect.... She should think of counseling before saying "I DO" If she gets to the core of her problems, perhaps a marriage could work.
I think she wants to have another child.
Them getting married is their choice,who are we to judge???
why??? If ya can't get right the first two times, call it a day. Future divorce. How lovely.
Tell Newt that.
What a great couple – she has major issues and he dropped Kylie Minogue after she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer
Halle Barry is in love with herself, she looks needy. He is great looking. Hey dude, can't you find a better looking women in Europe, even in South America there are so many natural beutiful women. Hally is yesterday news.
Or he can go to his parents land, Spain and each woman looks 100% much better than Halle, BTW Martinez, Elena Anaya is single and one of the top actress from Spain. Elsa Pataki is now taken. Or come to Italia. But Halle?
Her face still ugly and by the way she looks soooooo old next to him. Oliver Martinez needs to buy a new glasses so he can take a good look how ugly she is. I wil give this couple the most one year, she is a unfit mother and a crazy woman.
Whatever you say, cray-cray.
And this is a good promotion for their film coming out soon!!!!
I wish them th best! Only hope Halle will let her hair grow back out before the wedding....or get some good extensions like the other 90% of hollywood women. There is no way this hairstyle is becoming!
Another example of Hollywood romance destine for failure. Dude....run!!!!! The woman may be beautiful BUT she has issues. When the honeymoon is over, the dude will realize beauty don't mean sh–!
I think you guys should just get a video game systems and leave marriage alone.
Man what a step down after Gabriel Aubrey. Guess she decided that she wants to be the prettiest one in this relationship.
I don't think Gabriel Aubry is good looking at all,new guy cute.
Is he high or does he always squint like that? One other thing. Is his jewler a vampire? Just sayin'. He's been making jewlery for centuries for Kings and Queens...
It's not going to last anyway. She is a true hottie, but there is something in her realtionship genes that drives men insane.
Maybe she's to much woman for them,I can handle Halle,Beyonce,KimK and Rihanna in one night.
Enjoy my sloppy seconds, Olivier.
These "Hollywood" marriages last about as long as the life of a barn fly.
Nice catch Halle. Congratulations & Best to both of You!
She should be worshiping Oliver Martinez, because for Hollywood years, she is 10,000 BC. Lucky her that a gorgeous man such as Oliver was able to look at her. I give them few months top to be together, he will wake up one day and notice how unatractive she is and he will go for a natural beauty elsewhere. She had so much surgery in her face after that she can hardly smile .
Egads! Who'd want to tap that after Billy Bob???
Give it up...didn't you just break up with the last one?
yeah, that'll work out...'stars' are far too self absorbed for relationships, they're far more in love with themselves more than anything...3-4 times a charm Halle....??
French men are gay
She is an unfit parent. Poor little girl- I hope Olivier sees the truth before he marries this thing.
* hope HE wins full or shared custody. * had a little typo
Poor Gabriel Aubrey. She's trying to smear him in court so she can take little Nahla to France, where Olivier can play the part of new daddy. smh. If she succeeds in taking Aubrey's custodial rights away, and if she takes off to France with that child, he may never see his daughter again. Anyone remember all those reported cases where one parent kidnapps a child and runs off to a foreign country where the laws make it almost impossible for the other parent to get their child back? This looks like it's shaping up for something like that, only she's trying to use the court for her own gain and to make it that much harder for Aubrey to get his daughter back. Halle wants to paint Aubrey as an unfit parent so she can run off to France with the girl. It's sad. I hope his wins full or shared custody, thereby making it harder for Halle to take his daughter from him. She's beautiful, but man, is she ever a piece of work. Crazy, egotistical, deceptive, lacking in sensitivity, and manipulative to boot. Olivier should have run for the hills – he'll regret not doing so, later on, when she shows him her true colors. Fingers crossed for Gabriel Aubrey. xx
it seems alot of ego centric people in this industry do this. all about the looks. pretty sad if you ask me. how is that any different from any other dysfunctional upbringing?
Halle Berry is not atractive at all, she is not even a good actress. He is a mediocre woman and not a good mother. This great looking man, Oliver, is blind.
She is one big Nut Case and seriously needs psychological help more than another husband because the common denominator in all of her relationships & marriages is HER. I just hope Oliver realizes what kind of nut bag he’s marrying. Halle used the father of her daughter for his sperm. IMO, she tried to find the best looking man at the time so she can have a good looking child, and found Gabriel. Then she spread lies about the man just so legally he would have no contact with his child, even though he loves his daughter so much.
I think Halle is pretty, but in no way stunning – I just don't get it. That being said, he is absolutely gorgeous and always has been. Watch him in Unfaithful with Diane Lane and you will see why I say this. This relationship won't even get to the marriage stage.
This guy has obviously not been paying attention the past 10 years. He better bail now before Halle Crazy puts him through a living hell like she's done to her past Beaus. Quck, run as fast and as far as you can!
He is getting more than one woman in that body. I wish him luck.
Funniest reply ever!!! LOL!!
There is plenty of beautiful and decent women in Europe, Halle Berry had so many plastic surgery in her face, she is needy and an unfit mother. Run Oliver, run while you can.
Maybe Olivier believes in "plural marriage"; .if he weds Sean Young next he'll have at least four wives.
Before she married huby #3 she vowed she'd never,ever,ever,ever do that again then when she was confronted she casually said,people have right to change their minds.Okay
Leave Halle Berry alone. She deserves to be happy. Just wish her well and send them your prayers. We are all Gods children.
The lucky stiff!
She makes every guy stiff!
Congrats halle u two would make a good couple and i like the rimg i want one do u think that he can buy me one.people need to stop saying that your crazy so what that u had three marriages if that person is not right u move on i have had to do that there is no problem with that again congrats
I think they are prejudiced because I have 2 ears.
It never accepts my post.
Anyway, Halle should just 'chill' for a long while from Men in general (my e-pinion)..
At White Woman:- No, I think yu missundestood Anna, 'these people' comment just meant Hollywood Celebrity (wasn't meant to be anything prejudice at all),.. Go view it again.
Your correct. My apologys.
the jeweler has been making jewelry for "kings and queens for many centuries?" did he also make the philosopher's stone because i don't see how that's possible
"Sorcerer's stone" but lets not nit pick...If he believes this guy has been making jewelry for centuries, I have some "land" in Florida to sell him....
Uhhh..yes, let's nit pick – there is also a "philosopher's stone," having nothing to do with Harry Potter. Look it up.
To anna. 'These ppl'. What is wrong with black ppl? Prejedice much?
Whhaa,you're the racist everybody check the Jaye Z blog.
What? How am I? I said I liked black men. Unles richard fore is black. I said he's the reason we go black. Size matters. U need to read it again
I think she meant celebrities since they marry and divorce every 5 seconds. I think you have some under lying racist issues if that's the first thing you thought of.
If size matters, why don't you sleep with a gorilla or a donkey? I guess sleeping with the human race doesn't matter.
If he has any sense, he'll get out of this before it's too late. She blamed Wesley Snipes, David Justice, Eric Benet, Gabriel Aubrey for all of her relationship failures and dragged their name through the court of public opionion, all to make herself into a victim. She'll do the same to him.
We all know that she has serious problems...........wish them well
And how do WE know that?
Q: What do you call a person that sits behind their computer screen and spew hate all day?
D. ALL OF THE ABOVE
WHAT THE HECK DO YOU KNOW ABOUT HER? STUPID
I hope she has got it right this time, somehow I dont think so though.
These people shouldnt get married and definately shouldnt have children.
Well, there goes my day. I'll catch you next time Halle...Mazel Tov!
She forgot to pick her hair.lmao
Maybe she did and he messed it up pulling it.
white woman, let's see YOUR picture and compare you to Halle!
@Whitewomen, Ann Coulter? Sara Palin? The hairstyle probably cost more than your breath is worth....Down Troll, Down I say....
Quit hating..., hater!
Surely, you mean Bimbo Woman who will NEVER have a meaningful relationship EVER in her bimbo life. You're an insult. Idiot.
Good luck brother... The fine girls are the craziest ones of all!
Same with the dudes bro...Same with the dudes....
Rico, loads of good looking guys out there are jerks, so it works both ways.
congratulations...third time is the charm for you Halle! good luck to both of you...
As an actress she in old news, 10,000 BC, she is lucky Oliver is dating her or him.?.
Dude! Run for your life!
That photo of hers is scaried, wonder how long it is last if they get marry, for Hoolywood time i year tops will be too much. He is so good looking French man.
She dated one of these guys last year. Now she is engaged?