Halle Berry Feels Guilty Over 3 Failed Marriages
In a new interview, Halle Berry opens up about having failed at marriage, three times. The 50-year-old actress admits,
I have learned to deal with three failed marriages, which has not been easy, especially when there’s children involved. [As] women, we go into marriage thinking it’s going to last forever and that this is our prince on a shiny horse. That’s what fairytales taught me as a kid … and I’m kind of anti-fairytales today.
But we go in there with that hope, so when it falls apart it feels like a huge failure and a huge disappointment. I’ve often felt guilty and responsible. I’ve suffered a lot of pain and anguish.
Halle has been married three times. Her divorce became final from actor Olivier Martinez, with whom she has a 3-year old son, Maceo, last December.
She was previously married to baseball player, David Justice, and singer, Eric Benet. She has an 8-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ex-boyfriend model Gabriel Aubry.
Despite experiencing divorce, Halle says she’s learned lessons.
In every one of those situations, as hard — and sometimes embarrassing — as it was, I learned so much about myself. All of those relationships were necessary for me. We all come here with lessons that we have to learn and those relationships provided me with lessons that got me to where I am right now. For that, I’m grateful. But it has been hard. It’s been a difficult part of my life.
Right now, being mom is my most important job and I now know that everything I do, everything I say and everything I offer them is really important. I say lots of things, but I think what’s more important is that my children watch what I do.