We previously reported that Thanksgiving at Halle Berry’s household was the scene of a violent brawl between her fiancé Olivier Martinez and her ex and baby daddy Gabriel Aubry. Earlier this month, Halle lost a bid in court to move their daughter Nahla to France permanently, and tensions have been running high. Gabriel claims that Olivier approached him while attending Nahla’s school play and whispered in French, “I wish I could beat the shit out of you right now. You’re lucking we’re in a school right now. We’re going to take Nahla right now and you’re not going to follow us.” On Thanksgiving, Gabriel dropped Nahla off at Halle’s house and was attacked by Olivier, who knocked him off the porch stairs and began beating him.
Published photos show Gabriel with a swollen black eye, facial bruises, and cuts. A judge issued an emergency protective order, which requires Gabriel to stay 100 yards away from Halle, Olivier, and his daughter Nahla. Today Gabriel was granted a restraining order against Olivier. Of course, Team Halle is furiously denying that Olivier started the fight, suggesting that Gabriel initiated the violent brawl. But photos show serious facial damage, suggesting he didn’t have the upper hand and, in my mind, probably received an unexpected punch before he could try to defend himself.
No matter who started the fight, there is obviously a lot of hatred and tension between the two men, and Nahla shouldn’t be put in a position to chose between her dad and future step dad. She also shouldn’t be witnessing this kind of violence! We hope she is kept safe while this mess is sorted out, and that Halle won’t lie to cover up for her fiancé – but we are pretty sure that Halle will lie, I mean why stop now? We are solidly on Team Aubry here at Celeb Dirty Laundry – we told you from the outset that Olivier was the aggressor and now the evidence against him mounts.
Fun Fact: Olivier’s father was a professional boxer and the brute boxed competitively for a number of years prior to his acting career. Now who do you think started the fight?
Check out the damage to Aubry here.