How much are Oscars worth? Halle Berry may want to consider selling her gold statuette after a Los Angeles family court judge ordered her to pay $240,000 a year in child support.
The Monster’s Ball actress has been battling in court with her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry, for years over custody of their young daughter Nahla, 4, but this is the first time the court has set an amount for child support. In May, Aubry asked a Los Angeles judge to award him the sum in order to support Nahla. Now Berry’s ex-boyfriend can expect $20,000 a month from the actress, TMZ reports.
The Oscar winner, 45, split from Aubry, 36, in April 2010 after dating for close to five years. While the couple had initially hoped to work out a peaceful custody arrangement, it hasn’t ended up that way. The couple has been in court for years trying to work out custody and care arrangements. Last year, Berry told People magazine, “Our issues were never about fighting for her. We both know a child needs both her parents. But what I want to say about it is sometimes, as a couple, you reach an impasse. We needed a court and a judge to help us work out some of the delicate issues … because for her sake, this is the best way. We both love her more than life.” Now Berry is seeking the court’s permission to let her move Nahla to Paris, where Berry hopes to move with her her fiancé, French actor Olivier Martinez.
While most people would consider a quarter of a million dollars a year more than sufficient income to raise a four-year old, remember, the amount the judge awarded Aubry is less than half of what model Linda Evangelista requested in support from her baby’s father.