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Halle Berry: Nahla Is ‘Very Serious’ About Being a Big Sister

Halle Berry Nahla Big Sister to Maceo-RobertSplash News Online

After becoming a mother later in life to daughter Nahla, Halle Berry never believed more kids were in the cards for her.

But in July 2013, the actress married Olivier Martinez and the couple welcomed a son, Maceo-Robert, in October — an unexpected blessing that Berry never saw coming.

“I just feel great because I have another baby. I never thought that at my stage in life another baby — and a baby boy — was coming to me,” the Frankie & Alice star, 47, tells Extra.

Not only does she feel wonderful, but Berry — who showed off her svelte shape less than four months after childbirth — has already bounced back from her pregnancy.

She credits her quick turnaround to nursing and healthy eating habits.

“Every mother should breastfeed. It’s the quickest way to shed the initial weight and then you have to eat right,” she explains. After five years of being an only child — “a good distance between them so there’s no jealousy,” Berry points out — Nahla, 6, is relishing her new place in the family.

“She’s very serious about her big sister role. It’s like one of her doll babies came alive,” the mom of two shares. “She gets to take care of him, feed him, change his diapers, play with him, dress him up in different clothes like five times a day because she can, so she loves it.”

Berry has switched gears and is currently working alongside Steven Spielberg on a new TV series, Extant. And while she’s “always wanted to work with” the director, she admits there’s been a definite learning curve to juggling the long hours with two children.

“What I’m learning to do — trying to right now — is find the balance … my baby is always with me on set,” she says. “I bring my daughter after school. I have a nursery there, a playroom for her, so I try to make it as nice as I can for them to spend time with them, see them.”

But her show isn’t the only one on her mind. With her husband’s new role in Revenge, the actress admits she’s been tuning in to see the sexy star.

“I’m going to follow his little arc along. I’m very proud of him … I think he’s delicious,” she says.

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Happy 6th Birthday Nahla Aubry

*EXCLUSIVE* WEB OK - Nahla Aubry gets soaked with Olivier Martinez at Legoland

Name: Nahla Ariela Aubry

Date of Birth: March 16, 2008

Parents: Halle Berry & Gabriel Aubry

Siblings: Maceo-Robert Martinez


♥ She was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

♥ Nahla means “honeybee” in Arabic, while Ariela is Hebrew for “lion of God”

♥ Her father is a French Canadian model

♥ Nahla speaks both English and French

♥ Her parents met at a Versace photo shoot

♥ Her mother married fellow actor Oliver Martinez last year and she became a big sister in October

♥ Halle joined forces with fellow celebrity mom Jennifer Garner in 2013 to introduce new laws in California aimed at protecting children from the ever present paparazzi.


“We’re moms here who are just trying to protect our children. These are little innocent children who didn’t ask to be celebrities. They didn’t ask to be thrown into this game and they don’t have the wherewithal to process what’s happening. We don’t have a law in place to protect them from this.” – Halle on protecting her daughter from the paparazzi.

“Being a mom does that for me. It sort of puts things into perspective, and it’s about real life, and life is about people, what we give, what we take, what we share. I do what I love to do and being a mom has come really naturally. It’s all about finding a way to juggle what I love and what comes naturally to me.” – Halle on motherhood.

“When there’s a child involved, it’s a relief when you can resolve things in a good way. 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. We both love her more than life.” – Halle on knowing Nahla needs both of her parents.

“The fact is that Gabriel is a caring father who shares custody of Nahla. Gabriel fully believes that a consistent and balanced living situation and two loving parents are crucial for their child even if Ms. Berry feels otherwise. He will always defend his rights as a father and will always consider Nahla’s best interest. Halle’s continuing allegations in the press are untrue and irresponsible.” – Gabriel‘s rep on maintaining a stable envirment for Gabe’s daughter.

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Luis Raúl Martínez Dies of Pneumonia

02/03/2014 at 05:35 PM EST

Luis Raúl Martínez, a popular Puerto Rican comedian, actor and TV host, died Sunday in his Caribbean homeland of complications from pneumonia, according to the Associated Press. He was 51.

Best known for his crowd-pleasing stand-up routines and irreverent characters – like Do´a Mary Jane, an elderly woman who smoked lots of pot – Martinez hosted the Univision variety show Anda P’al Cará from 2001 to 2003 and Telemundo’s game show Pa’ Que Te Lo Goces in 2006.

Following the news of his death, one of Martinez’s cousins, Lourdes Martinez, spoke about her family’s loss.

“This is something I never expected,” she reportedly said. “He was always in great health and all of this that has happened was very unexpected. I don’t have words to express how our family is feeling. I was raised with him and for me he was more than a cousin – he was a brother. I called him Raulito.”

Alejandro García Padilla, the Governor of Puerto Rico, remembers Martinez as an “extraordinary actor and comedian” and has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at all public buildings in Puerto Rico for three days.

Hollywood stars, like Puerto Rican actor Amaury Nolasco, are also mourning the loss of their friend. On Sunday, the actor and Prison Break alum Tweeted, “I just heard the sad news that I have lost a great friend – a brother. I imagine that God has called you so that you can bring him laughter.”

In a separate Tweet, Nolasco continued: “I will miss you, my brother. Had I known that when I saw you last Christmas it was for the last time, I would have given you a million more kisses.”

Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin echoed Nolasco’s words on Twitter. “Very sad about the news. It’s very sad. Luis Raúl, fly high my brother,” he Tweeted.

A rep for Martinez told the Puerto Rican newspaper Primera Hora that he died at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. He had been hospitalized since mid-January.

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