In a recent Instagram rant, Halle Berry revealed that she believes many parents take advantage of child support payments to fund their own lifestyle. While she did not mention her ex Gabriel Aubry, it’s easy to draw the conclusion that she was referring to him.
A court ruling in 2014 directed the Catwoman actress to make a $16,000 monthly payment in child support to him. The two of them share a 13-year-old daughter named Nahla.
In the latest outburst, Halle Berry had taken the time out to engage in the comment section after her “Women don’t owe you s–t” Instagram post drew attention.
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She further revealed that making the payment was exhausting. The 54-year-old actress said, “it takes great strength eryday to pay it. and BTW it’s wrong and it’s extortion!”
To make things clearer, Berry wrote, “i’ve been paying it for a decade now. i feel if a woman or man is having to pay support that is way more than the reasonable needs to help SUPPORT the child, i think that is wrong!”
Meanwhile, she is not against the entire system as she understands that some parents may really need help. “But i also feel in these modern times both men and women have the responsibility to financially take care of their children and work hard and make every effort to do so,” she said.
Halle Berry’s last shot is to point out that some spouses exploit the child support law. “The way many laws are set up, people are allowed to USE children in order to be awarded money to live a lifestyle that not only did they not earn, but that is way above and beyond the child’s reasonable needs and that is ‘THE WRONG’ and where i see the abuse,” she wrote.
She and French Canadian model Gabriel Aubry had begun dating in 2005 before welcoming their daughter in 2008. In 2010, they announced their relationship was over and their messy child custody battle started getting media attention in 2012.
Halle Berry made her directorial debut with the feature film Bruised, and it is set to be released by Netflix in 2021.