A judge rejected Halle Berry’s pleas on Friday to move her daughter Nahla, 4, to France, to keep her away from the paparazzi.
Berry’s ex, Gabriel Aubry, felt like the move was meant to keep him from seeing his daughter, and he fought Berry in a heated ongoing custody battle.
Two days after celebrating her birthday, on Aug. 14, Berry was in family court in Los Angeles with her Aubry, to determine whether their daughter, Nahla, could move to France.
Berry is believed to have used her recent brushes with the paparazzi and a stalker as reasons why she should be allowed to move out of the country, ABC News reported. Berry recently yelled at a paparazzo for getting to close to her daughter, when she was picking her up from school in Beverly Hills.
"There are no laws here that protect our children and, as a mom coming to the school ... not only my child, but all the children that are there. It's just wrong, wrong, wrong," Berry told "Extra."
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TMZ reported that Berry's lawyers filed a declaration from her friend, actress Salma Hayek, about how France is a safer place for celebrities and their children because of the country's tougher paparazzi laws. Hayek, is married to French billionaire François-Henri Pinault, and has a 4-year-old daughter, Valentina.
The judge ruled, however, that Nahla will have to stay in the U.S. and cannot move overseas.
Berry, 46, dated Aubry, a 35-year-old model, from 2005 to 2010. She is now engaged to French actor Oliver Martinez. “I’m a hopeless romantic, and I won’t stop till I get it right! [Olivier’s] silly, a clown, and very much the life of the party, which is good for someone like me,” Berry told the Novemeber issue of InStyle.
The Oscar-winning actress also told the magazine, “Because we are followed all the time, she [Nahla] is starting to feel like she is somehow special, and of course she is. But I want her to understand that she’s special because of who she is, not because she was born into this celebrity blender.”