After announcing they were done with each other more than a year ago, Olivier Martinez is now almost officially Halle Berry’s third ex-husband. There was a moment where it felt like it might not happen, thanks to Halle allegedly wishing and hoping that Olivier might wake up one morning and not have rage flowing through his veins. But TMZ says that it did happen, and it was pretty drama-free.
Both Halle and Olivier filed for divorce, but there can only be one petitioner under California law. So TMZ says Olivier let Halle be the petitioner (which means that in the most legal sense, she technically left him). They worked out a custody agreement for their 3-year-old son Maceo, where they’ve agreed to share physical and legal custody. That’s not exactly surprising, since Olivier reportedly didn’t want a messy custody battle.
They haven’t settled who gets which of their houses. TMZ seems to think that’s a little weird, because sources claim they have a prenup. Maybe their prenup doesn’t get into that shit. It’s Halle and Olivier, so I’m assuming it was just a promise not to turn their divorce into a massive months-long headache.
With that being said, I’m really surprised that Halle and Olivier’s divorce was wrapped up so smoothly. Like… it’s Halle Berry. You’d think at least once during her third divorce, things would jump off the rails and drive into full-blown train-wreck territory. I’m sure their lawyers were even shocked that Halle never threw a hot cup of courtroom coffee at Olivier while shouting “I fucking OBJECT!“. And you can’t tell me a bailiff isn’t scratching their head, wondering how they didn’t once have to lock the judge’s gavel in a cabinet to prevent Olivier from taking it outside to the parking lot and smashing Halle’s car windows.