Halle Berry is notorious for remaining mum on her relationships, but her marriage to Olivier Martinez has been all over the tabloids for the past two weeks with the news that the pair are splitting after just two years of marriage. Since the news broke, Berry has, not surprisingly, been silent as reports spread about drama over who filed for divorce first and the threat of a custody battle over their 1-year-old son, Maceo. But now Berry is finally speaking out and telling the world how she’s doing now that her marriage is over.
In a new interview with “Extra TV,” Berry explained that, despite the split, she’s actually feeling OK.
“I’m doing OK, I really am. I, I keep pushing and I’m really happy to be here because whenever you’re going through anything in life, when you step outside yourself and focus on others, that’s always the best remedy for any situation that you’d rather not be dealing with,” Berry shared while chatting with “Extra” at an event benefiting the Jenesse Center Inc., an organization dedicated to domestic violence prevention and intervention.
Berry explained that she’s also focusing on remaining strong as she transitions into life as a single mom, which recently involved her enjoying Halloween with her kids, Nahla and Maceo, who was sick during the holiday.
“Maceo didn’t go trick-or-treating ’cause he has the chicken pox, Nahla was a zombie cheerleader, and we had a great time.” Although Maceo was sick, Berry was still able to go trick-or-treating with Nahla. “I was a pirate and she [Nahla], she’s like, ‘You’re a sexy pirate, Mommy,’ I’m like, ‘What do you know about a sexy pirate?’ ”
Berry also opened up about the next phase of her life, which includes turning 50 next year.
“I am not going to be defined by that number. Yeah, it’s coming. Yeah, so what? I am not going to be defined by that 5-0.”
Instead of worrying about turning such a pivotal age, Berry explained that she just wants to have fun and celebrate it.
“I want it to come and go as fast as it can. I’m going to take my five best girlfriends to a Caribbean island, we’re going to have a cleansing, we’re going to jump in the ocean butt-naked and have a spiritual moment and bond and connect as women. That’s how I’m going to blow it out with my girls, with my best, closest, dearest friends … I love my woman ships,” Berry said.