Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez divorce finalised

Updated: 30 December, 2016 14:12 IST | PTI |

Actress Halle Berry will ring in 2017 officially single after finalising her divorce from Olivier Martinez

Halle Berry
Halle Berry

Los Angeles: Actress Halle Berry will ring in 2017 officially single after finalising her divorce from Olivier Martinez.

The "Monster's Ball" star split from the French actor in October, 2015 after two years of marriage. They both filed divorce papers in Los Angeles, but Martinez subsequently dropped his claim to allow Halle to remain the sole petitioner, as per California law.

According to TMZ, the stars are now officially divorced, with the former couple agreeing to share physical and legal custody of three-year-old son Maceo.

However, Berry and Martinez, who reportedly had a prenuptial agreement in place, have yet to sign off on a property settlement, which remains unresolved.

The news emerges more than three months after the actors, both 50, were issued a divorce ultimatum by court officials in September after failing to move forward with their paperwork.

The stars were reportedly in no rush to officially become exes, but a court clerk insisted the filing could no longer stay in limbo and urged them to make a decision to either press on with the divorce or have the filing dismissed and remain husband and wife.

Despite their break-up, Berry and Martinez have managed to reach a middle ground to co-parent little Maceo, and they reunited in March to enjoy a family vacation with the actress' eight-year-old daughter Nahla, from her romance with French-Canadian model Gabriel Aubry.

Martinez was Berry's third husband. She was previously married to former baseball player David Justice and singer Eric Benet.

First Published: 30 December, 2016 12:02 IST

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