Monday, March 17, 2008

Halle Berry Gives Birth To Baby No. 1

Hollywood actress Halle Berry is the proud new mother of a newborn baby girl. According to a rep for the actress, Halle has given birth to a baby girl on Sunday, and "is doing great."

The Oscar winning actress and her 32-year-old model, boyfriend Gabriel Aubry became parents yesterday after the 41-year-old actress delivered a baby girl at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

It is the first child for Halle and her Canadian boyfriend Aubry, who is nine years her junior.

Berry first confirmed in September, 2007 that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. At that time she was three months along.

“Yes, I am three months pregnant! Gabriel and I are beyond excited, and I’ve waited a long time for this moment in life. Now the next seven months will be the longest of my life!” she, in September, wrote in the online mail to celebrity TV show Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell. “Can’t wait to see you and give you a squeeze and see a pic of your little sweetie. Until then, you heard it from ME first!”

Born to an African-American father and white mother in Cleveland, Ohio, Berry is the Hollywood star and Oscar-winning actress, who came into limelight at the age of 17 when she became winner of the Miss Teen All-American Pageant, and subsequently became a model.

The "X-Men" and "Perfect Stranger" beauty went from the world of beauty pageants in the mid-1980s to a television series, “Living Dolls” in 1989. Two years later she began performing in feature films, including Spike Lee's “Jungle Fever”.

Berry’s combination of talent, tenacity, and beauty has made her one of Hollywood's busiest actors. Berry, also one of the longtime faces of Revlon, bagged an Oscar on 24 March 2002 for her lead role as the lover of a white prison guard in the drama Monster's Ball, making her the first African-American ever to win an Oscar as best actress.

Berry has been married twice. She was first married to Atlanta Braves baseball star David Justice from 1992 to 1996, and then to R&B musician Eric Benét from 2001 to 2005. She adopted the daughter of her second husband, Benét.

Berry is currently dating with her two years of boyfriend, French-Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, to whom she met in 2005 when they were shooting an ad for Versace. The couple has no plans to marry.