Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez have been separated since 2015 when they both filed for divorce, but the process is ongoing…still.
On Tuesday, Halle Berry filed court documents declaring she plans to represent herself in the divorce proceedings.
According to the documents, her former attorney, Marina Zakiyan Beck, signed off on the change on July 30. Berry signed off on Aug. 11. Meanwhile, 54-year-old Martinez is being represented by celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser.
Berry and Martinez filed for divorce in October 2015 after two years of marriage. They share one son together, 6-year-old Maceo. The two filed separately, citing irreconcilable differences and asking for joint custody of their son.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce,” Berry and Martinez said in a joint statement at the time. ?”We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus of what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life and we hope that you respect our and, most importantly, our children’s privacy as we go through this difficult period.”
However, in September 2016, the two were issued an ultimatum by the court after they failed to move forward with their divorce after their initial filings. A source told ET at the time that despite the “slow paperwork,” the divorce was “definitely still happening” and that the exes had been keeping it very cordial between them.
In December 2016, TMZ reported that the two finalized their divorce and that under the settlement, they share physical and legal custody of Maceo. However, in May 2018, the outlet reported that Berry got another notice to appear in court since they never filed their formal custody arrangement.
Per the court documents filed in 2016, Berry and Martinez can claim “single” status until other matters are worked out. But they were sanctioned in 2019 for missing a court hearing in their divorce case, which means not all issues in this divorce case have been resolved.
Berry has been divorced twice before — first from baseball player David Justice, whom she married in 1993, and then from singer Eric Benét, whom she married in 2001. She has a 12-year-old daughter, Nahla, with her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry.
Imagine leaving a man in 2015 and still *technically* not being divorce from him in 2020. Sounds exhausting.