Halle Berry’s personal life has certainly seen better days. After a long custody battle with her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry, over their daughter, Nahla, Berry recently watched her fiancé, Olivier Martinez, beat Aubry over their tense family situation. Now, Berry is getting some family advice from the most unlikely of sources — “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Peter Thomas, who thinks Berry should take a few notes from his wife, Cynthia Bailey.
Thomas recently shared his soon-to-be-famous opinion with Uptown magazine, saying that Berry should have done more to prevent Aubry and Martinez’s Thanksgiving Day fight.
“Halle Berry had the power to shut it down. This is a very volatile situation that she’s put herself in once again. He’s dropping off his daughter and all Halle had to do is come out of the house, meet the baby half way … and keep it moving and that man can go about his business.”
Thomas says he understands Martinez because of his own situation with Bailey and her ex-husband, actor Leon, who is also the father of her daughter, Noel.
“Halle should take tips from my beautiful wife, Cynthia, and how she’s handled the situation with me, her daughter, Noel, and Leon,” said Thomas. “The way she dealt with it out the gate was I couldn’t even walk in her house until I sat down to dinner with her child’s father. She made sure that everything was so cordial before it could accelerate.”
Thomas also talked about the racial aspect of such blended families, saying that Berry’s situation would be perceived quite differently by the public if Martinez and Aubry were black.
“She [Berry] may be half white, but she’s half black too and this is not good,” he said. “If it was two black men who go to work on each other like that, they would say it’s expected of us.”
Well, luckily, Berry’s family situation isn’t the rule to blended families. Check out some peaceful blended families below. –nicholas robinson