French actor Olivier Martinez made an official announcement recently that he and Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Halle Berry are engaged to be married, the Miami Herald reported.
Yes, of course it's true, Martinez told the newspaper in an article posted online on Saturday, referring to engagement rumors that have been doing the rounds after Halle Berry was spotted wearing an emerald ring on her finger for several weeks.
Martinez, who was in Miami for the opening of his South Beach restaurant Villa Azur, also took the opportunity to set the record straight on who the designer is of the engagement ring that Berry has been wearing since January.
Contrary to speculations that the emerald ring was designed by Gurhan, Martinez confirmed that it was a creation of jeweler Robert Mazlo from his hometown Paris. The Mazlo jewelers have been designing jewelry for kings and queens for many centuries, Martinez told the paper.
The 46-year-old actor who fell for Berry on the sets of Dark Tide in 2010 and has been dating her ever since, explained to the Miami Herald Newspaper, There is a jeweler taking credit for doing the ring and it's a lie! They have nothing to do with this.
Meanwhile, this would be the third marriage for Berry, now 45. The actress, who won an Oscar for best actress in the 2001 film Monster's Ball, was married to former baseball player David Justice from 1993 to 1997 and later to singer Eric Benet from 2001 to 2005.
She also has a daughter Nahla, who would turn four this month. Nahla's father is the French-Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, with whom Berry is embroiled in a bitter custody battle.
For Martinez, this would be his first wedding. However, he has romanced many famous celebrities including Mira Sorvino and singer Kylie Minogue.