Gabriel Aubry's ex-girlfriend and mum of his daughter Halle Berry wants to reduce child support, Aubry, who shares joint custody, is said to be using the money to avoid work

July 15, 2015
First Published On: July 15, 2015

Halle Berry and her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry are once again back in court over child support payments. According to,  Berry is reportedly seeking a reduction in child support payments—from $16,000 to $3,000 per month for the couple's 7-year-old daughter, Nahla . The former couple has joint custody of their daughter and this is not the first time they have faced each other in court over the child support.

Berry's child support trial began on 14th July. And Halle desperately wants the judge to reduce the child support she's paying Gabriel from $16,000 a month to $3,000 a month.

Berry has greatly focused on the matter of Gabriel’s idleness and she thinks that he needs to get a job and pay his own freight. But she is very much happy to pay him for the care of their 7 year old daughter when he has physical custody. She has accused him of using the support money for his own personal benefits and luxury.

She wants her ex partner to work his ass off instead of living off in child support money.

 A document submitted to the court by the Gothic actress and her lawyer last November allegedly stated: "There is no case, no law, no logic that says a healthy, active man gets to simply live off child support that the wealthier mother earns."

Halley has the net worth of $80 million. 

She also accused him of spending most of the money on his own needs, including $700 on fitness, just short of $1,000 on clothing and nearly $2,000 on car expenses amongst others.

Gabriel age 28, has been a successful model, but claims that he lost a lot of projects after Halle's then-fiance/now hubby, Olivier Martinez, beat his face in.

He has worked and modeled for Tommy Hilfiger, Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Valentino, Trussardi, Nautica, Exte, Joop, Massimo Dutti and Next. He has also appeared in a Macy's commercial in early 2008 for Calvin Klein alongside Mariah Carey, Martha Stewart, Donald Trump and Carlos Santana. He is the only male model to ever appear on the cover of L'Uomo Vogue while appearing in four different designers' campaigns at the same time, in the same magazine. Aubry has been listed on People Magazine's Most Beautiful People List. He is one of the top earning male models in the modeling industry. Besides having a hot girlfriend in the past, Gabriel is also very popular for his long blonde hair. But it seems now he has lost his hard earned reputation and works as well.

 Gabriel and the Oscar Award winning actress started dating each other in November, 2005. They met at a Versace photoshoot. Berry gave birth to the couple's daughter in March 2008 but the couple separated on 2010. As soon as they separated, they got involved in this highly publicized custody battle. Berry wanted to move with their daughter Nahla from Los Angeles to her present husband Olivier Martinez’s native country France. But based purely on the ground of joint custody, Gabriel objected and a judge also denied her request.

 Martinez performed a citizen's arrest on Gabriel, and was granted an emergency protective order preventing him from coming within 100 yards of Berry, Martinez, and Nahla until November 26, 2012. But rather, Gabriel obtained a restraining order against Martinez on November 26, 2012, saying that the fight began when Martinez threatened to kill him, if he didn’t let them take Nahla to France. He even had proofs, a few photographs showing significant injuries to Gabriel’s face.  In June 2014, a Superior Court ruling called for Halle Berry to pay her ex $16,000 a month in child support as well as a retroactive payment of $115,000 and a sum of $300,000 for Gabriel’s  attorney fees.

Following the bitter court war, Donald Trump openly slammed the ex love flames on Twitter.

But it looks like this legal battle is already on Berry's side as the custody evaluation has been written and submitted to the judge. And it seems that she has triumphed but the custody arrangement will only be decided next month. If the decision falls on her favor then she will be able to move her baby girl to France with Martinez whom she married after splitting with Gabriel.