Halle Berry, 41, definitely seemed overjoyed on Oprah yesterday…she was really cute!
Halle Berry says she was meant to be a mother, but revealed that becoming pregnant was harder than she had expected.
“I’m sort of superstitious, so I saved all of the negative pregnancy tests in a drawer,” Halle revealed on the Oprah Winfrey Show Tuesday, talking about her struggle to get pregnant. “Don’t ask! I don’t know why, but I did. … After about 35 tests, we finally got a positive test.”
Of the lengthy process, she says, “while I was trying to get pregnant, we tried really hard, so it was a lot of staying home and just doing what you do.”
And Halle believes that her boyfriend, Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, 31, will be a wonderful father.
“He’s always his authentic self, never worried about being judged,” she told Oprah. “To walk with that kind of confidence … and with integrity, I know he has ability to love me, love our children, and he will do that.”
When asked about the use of the word children, Halle says, “Well, there’s just one right now. But we’re hoping right after this one to do it again.”
And when it comes to finding out the gender of their baby, Halle and Gabriel don’t know yet. “We’re going to wait,” she says, “because we have a whole lifetime to know what it is.”
Halle once vowed to never marry again, and the twice-divorced Halle is sticking by her word. “What Gabriel and I have decided is we will just redefine marriage for ourselves. You know, that paper isn’t worth anything to me anymore,” she says. “I don’t want to do that again … I feel more married in a way than I ever have in two marriages before.”
For her, their commitment is the most important part of their relationship. “We view life the same way,” says Halle. “He really understands the spiritual connection is so much more important than the paper and the pomp and the circumstance and the ceremony. And that feels important to us.”
Halle explained that her latest movie role, as a mother in Things We Lost in the Fire, helped her prepare for motherhood.
“I think it validated that I was meant to be a mother, because every day I dealt with the character as a mother and thinking as a mother,” she says.
She adds: “I haven’t really played a mother, a loving, caring mother like this woman was. So it let me know that I must be a mother. It also reminded me that no matter what hardship we go through in life, we always will come out on the other side.”
I thought her rant on marriage being rather useless was kind of annoying, as just because she had bad experiences with marriage certainly doesn’t mean that it is worthless and just a bunch of “pomp and circumstance.”