The rumors have reportedly been confirmed: Halle Berry and actor Olivier Martinez are engaged.
People magazine cites a rep for Gurhan — the jeweler that designed the diamond and engagement ring that Martinez, 46, used to propose to the Oscar winner, 45, over the holidays — as the confirming source of the happy news. Reps for the actors have not yet commented on the engagement.
Assuming the information is accurate and all nuptial systems are go, this will be the third marriage for Berry. She was previously wed to and messily divorced from Atlanta Braves outfielder David Justice in the 1990s. In 2001 she married singer Eric Benet — who she thanked in her emotional Oscar acceptance speech in 2002 — and later divorced him in 2005. Her previous relationship with model Gabriel Aubry produced a daughter, Nahla, who is now 3.
This will be the first marriage for Martinez, who starred opposite Diane Lane in the (unfortunately named, in this context) film “Unfaithful.” Before hooking up with Berry in 2010 when the two co-starred in the thriller “Dark Tide,” due out this summer, he dated Kylie Minogue and model/Megan Fox “Transformers” replacement Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
The reported decision to marry reflects a shift on Berry’s part. Last April, she told the UK’s Sun newspaper that she was “not the marrying kind.”
“I wish I had known then that I was not the marrying kind,” she said in an interview. “It would have saved me a lot of time, heartache and grief over the years.”
Guess she’s the marrying kind now. Let’s hope it works out.