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Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez’s 2-year marriage ends

Halle Berry and her husband, actor Olivier Martinez, are ending their two-year old marriage and want to proceed with the best interests of their son in mind.

hollywood Updated: Oct 28, 2015 19:28 IST
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Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry at the Extant Premiere Screening at the California Science Center.(Shutterstock)

Halle Berry and her actor husband of two years Olivier Martinez are ending their marriage.

The actors released a joint statement announcing the divorce Tuesday, hours before Martinez filed a divorce petition citing irreconcilable differences in Los Angeles.

Martinez’s filing seeks joint custody of the pair’s 2-year-old son and lists Monday as their date of separation.

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez arrive at the 2010 Carousel of Hope Ball at Beverly HIlton Hotel. (Shutterstock)

“It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce,” the actors wrote in a joint statement. “We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus of what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life and we hope that you respect our and, most importantly, our children’s privacy as we go through this difficult period.”

Berry and Martinez met while making the 2012 film Dark Tide. They married in July 2013.

The filing does not provide any additional details about their breakup, and does not indicate the pair has a prenuptial agreement.

Berry won a best actress Academy Award for Monster’s Ball. She has been married twice previously and has a 7-year-old daughter from her relationship with model Gabriel Aubry.

Watch the ex-couple together in the Dark Tide trailer

First Published: Oct 28, 2015 19:23 IST