After much speculation, Olivier finally confirmed his engagement to the Oscar-winning actress this weekend. “Yes, of course it’s true,” he told The Miami Herald while promoting his new South Beach restaurant Villa Azur.
The actors first met while starring together in the 2010 film ‘Dark Tide,’ and have been secretly dating ever since, The New York Daily News writes.
Martinez dated Kylie Minogue for four years till 2007 and supported the singer throughout her breast cancer battle in 2005, but the pair split ways amid rumors that Martinez was cheating.
But proving the rumors are not true, pop princess Kylie took to Twitter to wish the happy couple well.
“Congrats to Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry!! #wedding,” she tweeted after the reports about the two’s marriage back in January.
However, the couple has thus far remained silent about the bauble on Berry’s ring finger since it first made an appearance in January.
Previous reports claimed that the emerald-and-diamond sparkler as an engagement ring was designed by Gurhan, but Martinez reveals that this was not the case.
“There is a jeweler taking credit for doing the ring and it’s a lie!” he said. “They have nothing to do with this.”
The ring is in fact a design by Robert Mazlo of Paris, whom Martinez referred to as “a real artist” who has been making jewelry for “kings and queens for many centuries.”
This will be Berr’sy third marriage. Her bounds with David Justice, a baseball player, lasted more than four years in the 1990s. Berry then wed singer Eric Benet in 2001. They divorced almost four years later.
The actress has a 3-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. The two are currently in a custody battle over the child. Gabriel Aubry has allegedly filed legal documents that might require her to pay through the nose for his lifestyle, the Daily Mail claims.
He is reported to have asked for $15,000 – $20,000 a month so that he can provide a proper home for his little girl. He has also asked for a ‘very large’ clothing allowance amount for his daughter, as well as additional funds to take her to Canada to visit his family. The website reports that she is fighting Aubry on his request.
A hearing was originally scheduled for last week, but has been put off until April 9. A dependency judge still has to decide whether or not some of Aubry’s custody rights will be taken away.
Halle is said to be pushing to have the right to take Nahla to France where she wants to set up a home there with Olivier. A source previously told reporters Berry “had given up on being married, but she trusts Olivier. He makes her feel safe. He’s a keeper!”
About two weeks ago Berry and Martinez were spotted enjoying the day together without Nahla. They did a little shopping and dipped in and out of a few stores.