Halle Berry’s divorce petition invalid?
Oscar-winning actor Halle Berry’s (right) divorce petition may be ruled invalid because she used aliases and simply handed the paperwork over to actor Olivier Martinez (inset).
According to reports, the 49-year-old filed for divorce from Martinez recently, but simply handed her spouse the documents, which are forbidden under Californian law. A judge may also have to rule on whether the petition is legal as Berry used aliases, giving her name as Hal Maria, Olivier’s as Oliver Martin and their two-year-old son Maceo as Mac, reports tmz.com. A day later, Martinez also submitted a petition as he didn’t think using pseudonyms would be valid. Both petitions cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, but while Berry asked for no spousal support for either her or Martinez, Olivier asked for the issue to be sorted out at a later date.
Berry also stated all of her earnings and assets are her property under the terms of their pre-nuptial agreement. Berry was earlier married to baseball player David Justice for four years until 1997, and to singer Eric Benet from 2001 to 2005.