Halle Berry Breaks Silence on Olivier Martinez Split: ‘I’m Really Happy’
Speaking with Extra, the 49-year-old actress insists that she’s doing fine despite the recent announcement that she’s parted ways with her husband of two years.
“I’m doing okay, I really am,” she says. “I keep pushing and I’m really happy to be here because whenever you’re going through anything in life, when you step outside yourself and focus on others, that’s always the best remedy for any situation that you’d rather not be dealing with.”
Berry, who made a red carpet appearance at the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Imagine benefit on Wednesday, also speaks about the importance of women standing up for themselves in the same interview. Sharing some advice for those in abusive relationships, the Oscar winner says, “I say something that’s very simple, I tell them that if a man or anyone lays their hands on you one time, they will do it again; if it happened once, girl, it’s gonna happen again, and you have to go, you have to love yourself and your kids enough to go.”
The actress’ comments come days just after her ex-husband, David Justice, chimed in on the conversation and publicly declared that he’s never hit Berry and that he;s been wrongly identified as an abuser. Another one of Berry’s exes, Eric Benet, later agreed, tweeting, “My man at @23davidjustice is tweeting some truth dis’ mornin’!”
Berry and Martinez, 49, filed for divorce on Oct. 28 citing “irreconcilable differences.” At the time, the couple released a statement, saying, “We wish each other nothing but happiness in life, and we hope that you respect our, and most importantly our children’s privacy, as we go through this difficult period.”