It's come to this for Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry: the former couple, who appeared to split so peacefully last year, will soon head to court to sort out a custody arrangement over daughter Nahla.
Indications of a sour relationship kicked off in late December, when Aubry asked a judge to legally declare him the two-year old's father.
About a week ago, meanwhile, sources revealed that the Canadian model was legitimately worried that Berry would deny him access to their child. The insider cited Halle's rage over Aubry's most recent flings as a basis for this concern.
Now, Berry has dropped out of the movie New Year's Eve, as she prepares for a long battle in court with her past lover. Says her rep:
"She has attempted to resolve these custody issues amicably with her daughter’s father, Gabriel Aubry, directly, but given his lack of cooperation, Halle has no choice but to seek swift judicial intervention."
It's unclear what options are on the table - shared custody? full custody? - but this rep makes it sound like Berry has little intention of letting Aubry get remotely close to Nahla.
"Halle has serious concerns for her daughter's well-being while in the care of her father for any extended period of time and is prepared to take all necessary steps to protect her," he says.