One of Hollywood’s most beautiful couples has called it quits. Halle Berry and her long-term boyfriend boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry, have pulled the plug on their five-year relationship, RadarOnline.com reports.
In his statement, model Gabriel Aubry, 34, said: “[Halle] is, and will forever be, one of the most special and beautiful people that I have ever known, and I am certain that we will continue to have only love and respect for one another.”
The couple, who have a two-year-old daughter Nahla together, will remain on good terms and will continue to co-parent their little girl.
They are also said to have been working out a 50/50 custody deal over their daughter and Aubry has only asked for the couple”s Canadian home as they divide their joint assets, according to RadarOnline.com
“Halle was terrified that Gabriel would go after her money,” the source said. “But he’s a decent and proud guy and that’s just not his style.”
Aubry was reportedly the one who ended the relationship, citing that the couple’s age difference was a factor in the split. He is 34, while Berry is 43.
“Gabriel just felt it wasn’t working anymore,” the source said. “When they were first together, the nine-year age difference between them didn’t phase him. But as time went on, he started feeling it more and more.”
According to Radar, Aubry began to notice women other than Berry, who was voted Esquire’s sexiest woman alive in 2008.
“Gabriel is a really nice, decent guy and he would never cheat on her,” the Insider said. “But I suspect that he had become attracted to someone and that he felt he needed to break it off with Halle before anything developed any further.”
“As much as it can be, it’s been an amicable split. They both traveled a lot for work anyway, so they were used to spending time apart for long periods, but I think Halle has taken it pretty badly, she truly loved Gabriel and thought she had found the one,” the source added.
Although she is reported to be heartbroken, the actress remained professional throughout her red carpet appearance.
Showing off her stunning curves in backless grey sheath dress, she smiled and posed for the paparazzi when she arrived at the Linked Against Leukaemia DKMS charity gala.
Halle Berry, who has already gone through two divorces, is said to be pretty hit by the split.
Berry was previously wed to baseball star David Justice for four years in the early Nineties and soul singer Eric Benet.
The marriage to Benet ended in October 2003, 18 months after she won an Academy Award for Best Actress in Monster’s Ball.
And last night Halle Berry stepped out with her new mystery man. The actress was pictured holding hands with an unknown gentleman leaving the critically acclaimed Broadway play Fences, which stars Denzel Washington. [via Radar Online, TMZ and Daily Mail (UK)]