Halle Berry finalizes divorce from Olivier Martinez

LOS ANGELES - JUN 16: Olivier Martinez, Halle Berry at the "Extant" Premiere Screening at the California Science Center on June 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA (Photo credit: Credit: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)
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All the single ladies …

Over a year after calling it quits on their marriage, Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez have finalized their divorce. According to TMZ, Berry and Martinez have settled on sharing physical and legal custody of their 3-year-old son, Maceo, but are still negotiating a property settlement.

The couple first met on the set of Dark Tide in 2010. In 2013, the pair jumped the broom — Berry was expecting at the time. Fast forward to October 2015 and reports state that the 50-year-old former beauty queen had filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split.

Upon news of the filing, the duo released the following statement: “It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce. We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus of what is best for our son.”

In October, the “Extant” actress spoke candidly about life after Martinez, telling Extra, “I just feel happy, you know? I’ve arrived at a really good place once again, that’s always good news. Down time, dark times, don’t last forever — the sun is out again and it feels great.” As for her children, Nahla, 8, and Maceo, 3, Berry explained that they are “fantastic.” About watching them grow up so fast, she added,  “Time stops for no one, nothing.”

Meanwhile, sources recently told People that Martinez was “upset” by Berry’s decision to end their marriage but that “Maceo will continue to be Olivier’s world.”

“They are devoted to their children and co-parent quite amicably,” a source close to the couple previously told People. “That is their new normal.” In fact, the exes are said to have remained friends since their split, spending quality time with Maceo as well as Nahla, Berry’s daughter with model ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. They even took a family vacay to Mexico in March.

What are your thoughts on Berry’s newfound freedom? Sound off in the comment section below.

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