Halle Berry is planning to take ex Gabriel Aubry to court to fight for custody of their 2-year-old daughter Nahla. The Oscar winner, 44, even cleared her schedule by pulling out of the star-studded flick 'New Year's Eve,' which is set to begin filming in New York City this week. (She's being replaced by Katherine Heigl.)
Her rep tells UsMagazine.com in a statement; "She has attempted to resolve these custody issues amicably with her daughter's father, Gabriel Aubry, directly, but given his lack of cooperation, Halle has no choice but to seek swift judicial intervention."
Behind her decision to head to court?
Though the twosome were often seen cordially co-parenting in the wake of their April split =- including a shared trip to Paris -- the model, 35, filed papers on Dec. 30 asking to be formally recognized as Nahla's father and to establish shared custody.
*From my sources, I heard that Halle was very upset that Gabriel had moved on and started dating. He was seen recently sitting next to Kim Kardashian at a basketball game. After that, Halle, did not want to allow Gabriel to see their daughter (she had asked him to date in privacy-not publicly).
I applaud Gabriel for going to court to set-up "joint" custody! If a mother uses their child as a pawn & decides if you can see your child depending on whom you date, etc., then yes, I guess a court does need to get involved. *