Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry are ready for baby #2
Halle Berry is ready for another baby.
The 43-year old American actress, model and former beauty queen already has two children, a biological daughter Nahla Ariela (born March 16, 2008) and adopted daughter India (the biological child of her ex-husband, musician Eric Benét).
She had previously told the press that she’d like Nahla–whose name means honeybee in Arabic–to have a sibling right away. And in a recent conversation with Ellen DeGeneres on her TV show, she was asked about it. Berry confirmed “My mind says yes, but the rest isn’t up to me so we’ll see.”
Who is it up to? Her boyfriend, Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, also wants more babies. So when can we expect to see a few more Berry-Aubrys? He told In Touch Magazine in February, “I’d like Nahla to have a sibling in 2009.”
Berry is no Octomom, telling DeGeneres, “I hope I don’t have like 14 more.” Aubry is a little more open-minded, though. Coming from a man who is one of eight siblings, it means a lot to say, “I believe in big families.”
Before motherhood, Berry was focused on a dazzling Hollywood career, earning one of the highest rates for an actress (ten million dollars per film). She can command such a fee after winning the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2001 for her role in Monster’s Ball. Berry also has Emmys and Golden Globes under her belt. As a model, Berry represents Revlon cosmetics and has a fragrance line. In her younger days, Berry was also active in the pageant circuit, winning Miss Teen All-American in 1985 and Miss Ohio USA in 1986. She finished runner-up for Miss USA that year, but won Miss USA World 1986. At that time, she knew she wanted to be an entertainer, telling the interview committee as much and winning that portion of the contest.
Whether sought or not, Berry has become a role model for many people, as the only black woman to win the Best Actress award, and for not just living, but thriving with type-1 diabetes.
I wish Berry and Aubry the best as they expand their family!