When Halle Berry filed papers yesterday to put her latest marriage down, she did it all ninja-like by using aliases so the media wouldn’t find out right away. TMZ says that Halle called herself “Hal Maria” in the papers and called Olivier Martinez “Oliver Martin.” Well, TMZ says that Olivier Martinez doesn’t think Halle’s divorce papers are official since she used fake names, so his lawyer Laura Wasser filed his own divorce papers today and used their real names. Halle also didn’t properly serve Olivier. Halle handed him the papers herself (read: She probably threw them at his face while screaming at him to get the fuck out) and apparently California law states that papers must be served by a third-party. So yeah, we’re about three seconds into this divorce and it’s already pulled into the Messy Mess Station.
People says that Olivier put “irreconcilable differences” as the reason why he doesn’t want to be Halle’s husband anymore and used yesterday’s date as the day they broke up. Olivier asked for joint custody of their 2-year-old son Maceo. In her papers, Halle didn’t ask for joint or sole custody. She said that she wants to do whatever is best for their kid. Olivier and Halle have a prenup, and in his divorce papers, he asked for the spousal support shit to be worked out later.
A judge may have to jump in and decide if Halle’s petition with the fake names on it is okay or is Olivier the petitioner.
Because these wrecks are already disagreeing on the damn filing of the divorce papers, we could easily say that this is going to turn into a batshit crazy battle royale that’ll make Kelly Rutherford’s custody battle look like a little boring case on Judge Judy, but I don’t know. I mean, Hal Maria did show some restraint when picking out aliases. Every piece of me is surprised she didn’t call herself “Angel McSweetheart” and call Olivier Martinez “Asshole Le FuckFace.”
And here’s Hal Maria and Oliver Martin during “happier times” at some park in Malibu two months ago.