Halle Berry is engaged to Olivier Martinez and hopes to make her permanent residence in her fiance’s native country of France.
But Gabriel Aubry does not want his ex-girlfriend taking his daughter so far away, and the model’s attorney made a convincing argument in court today in an attempt to force Berry to remain in the United States:
She might die abroad!!!
Aubry’s lawyer cited the 1997 car accident that took Princess Diana’s life – which resulted from a paparazzi chase – as an example that the country is no place for celebrities and argued that Berry would be placing the life of four-year old Nahla in danger.
However, Berry’s lawyer responded with testimony from several French officials, all of whom verified that France is especially strict when it comes to the paparazzi; it’s illegal to snap photos of stars against their will, under any circumstance, in that country.
The actress is already on the hook for $20,000 per month to Aubry in child support, but the actual issue of custody and living arrangement isn’t expected to be settled any time soon.