There’s been a lot of talk surrounding the announcement of Halle Berry’s voice. And by talk, a lot of bitter exes have resurfaced, and the typical “Halle can’t keep a man” comments.
On the heels of her divorce announcement, Berry spoke at the Jenese Center, an organization dedicated to domestic abuse victims. In her speech, she talked about the abuse her mother dealt with when she was a child and how it shaped her as an adult.
“I saw my mother battered and beaten many years of my life and I felt helpless,” Berry told the women in attendance. “And that’s what connects me to this organization. I have an understanding, a knowing. I feel like I have something that I can impart to these women. It seems like I’ve overcome it, but I really haven’t. In the quiet of my mind, I still struggle. So while I’m helping these women, I’m helping myself through it, too. And that’s largely why I’m here.”
Berry’s recount of the abuse she saw as a child, probably plays a huge role in the men she’s picked throughout her adult life. From getting hit allegedly by Wesley Snipes and Christopher Williams. To dealing with sex-addict Eric Benet, and alleged cheater David Justice. Not to mention Olivier Martinez, a man who thought it was ok to attack her ex Gabriel Aubry, and a taxi driver with a car seat. It’s apparent Berry could be dealing with some deep seeded issues herself.
In an interview with Extra, Berry spoke about her divorce and how she and her children are coping.
“I’m doing okay, I really am,” Berry told Extra. “I, I keep pushing”.
Whether or not Berry ever finds her true match, is something that we’ll never know. But as Berry told the women in attendance at the Jenese Center, you need to know when to leave a situation that doesn’t feel right for you and your kids.