For nearly seven years now, Halle Berry was ordered by the court to pay $16,000 a month in child support to ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. But as of March 1, 2021, Berry’s payments have been cut in half, according to The Blast.
The former couple shares a daughter, 13-year old Nahla. Following their breakup in 2010, Aubry, a Canadian model, and Berry suffered a rocky relationship with one another as they figured out co-parenting and custody agreements.
According to the Daily Beast, a judge blocked Berry from relocating to France with their daughter in 2012, and later that year, Aubry caught hands from actor Olivier Martinez, Berry’s boyfriend at the time.
This past February, Berry turned heads on Twitter when she posted a graphic with the words– “Women don’t owe you s**t.”
Berry addressed rumors in her comment section that she can’t keep a man, and discussed her large monthly child support payment, writing “it takes great strength eryday to pay it. And [by the way] it’s wrong and it’s extortion.”
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The “Monster’s Ball” actress continued, “…I understand some parents (man or woman) may need help, but I also feel that in these modern times, both men and women have the responsibility to financially take care of their children, and work hard and make every effort to do so.”
During their 2014 custody settlement, Berry was not only ordered to pay nearly $200K a year in child support but also to cough up $115,000 in retroactive pay, money for their daughter’s tuition and $300,000 to Aubry’s attorneys in court costs. Ouch!
Per their new agreement, Berry will continue to pay their daughter’s tuition and will have to pay additional support if her yearly income exceeds $1.95 million, The Blast reported.