Halle Berry Shares That She Felt Like Superwoman While Pregnant


It didn’t take long for Halle Berry to get back in tip-top shape after giving birth to her first child 13 months ago.

But don’t be fooled — regaining her knockout physique at the age of 41 wasn’t easy.

“Having a baby takes so much from you. It’s the most glorious thing you’ll ever do, but the aftermath is not so glorious!” Halle joked in the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar. “So now I’m having to exercise, eat a little bit differently, take a lot more vitamins.”

And while embracing a healthy lifestyle is nothing new for Halle, she said she has a hard time believing other stars who say they don’t have to work to maintain a svelte figure.

“God bless them if they’re telling the truth. It’s questionable if they are,” she added. “I always had to diet. I’m diabetic, so it’s a lifestyle for me anyway just to stay healthy and not end up in the hospital.”

However, Halle did reveal one guilty pleasure.

“I like Doritos,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “I’m usually watching ‘The Biggest Loser’ eating Doritos.”

Since welcoming her daughter, Nahla Ariela Aubry, with partner Gabriel Aubry in March 2008, Halle has taken a step back from her career to focus on her family.

“I used to work a lot because I had nothing better to do. What I’ve learned, especially by having a baby, is that you can’t bring that stuff home anymore,” she explained. “For example, I was alone filming ‘Monster’s Ball.’ I was married to someone else, and he wasn’t really around much. Thank God that was only a 20-day shoot.”

As far as her next film, “Nappily Ever After,” Berry will be required to undergo quite a transformation – she shaves her head on camera — and no makeup or Hollywood magic will be involved.

“I’m scared to death,” she admitted. “I just hope my reaction fits into the story. If it’s uncontrollable screaming, it might be a different type of movie.”

But when it comes to her life away from the camera, Halle said she’s right where she wants to be.

“No. I’m done,” she said, when asked if she would ever get married again. “I happened to find a person who feels done too, and he’s never been married before. So it works.”

Though Halle and Gabriel do not intend to marry, they may expand their family.

“My pregnancy was amazing. I was happy that whole time, I felt good. I had energy, I felt like Superwoman,” she continued. “I wish I could feel like that for the rest of my life, that’s how fantastic it was.”

Harper’s Bazaar via Source


  1. says

    Don’t you think it’s too early to dogg little babies in this photographic craze. It’s enough that their parents are strung out with so much attention. It should be illegal for people to exploit little children this way. All babies are cute not just celebrities’ babies. In fact the cuties babies are those of ordinary folks you met in the supermarket, on the bus or in soup kitchens.

  2. nicole in paris says

    I have been married for almost 4 years and I love it. Yeah, we argue sometimes, but we are both highly content knowing that we have found our mate for life. It’s great! He is my best friend, lover and husband.

    Off topic: I guess we are lucky that we were born opposite gender otherwise in most states, we wouldn’t be allowed this type of security.

  3. Granny says

    Kelli I have known unhappy married people and they divorced. But all of the people I know presently married are happy. I think that is the norm.

  4. Kelli says

    I just had a conversation today that I have no interest in marriage. I’m 38 and have never married and frankly don’t see what’s so great about it. Most married people are miserable, cheating, plotting murder, doling out or receiving abuse, or drunk. I think it’s something people do because most are scared to be alone.

    OTOH I see no reason why two people can’t hang out with each other while it’s good. And why not have a baby or two for the H-ll of it? As long as both parents are committed to the child, the child will be just fine no matter what.

    And you’re right, her wig is horrible!

  5. Dnice says

    p.s. I dont like the color or style of that wig they put on her for the cover. I don’t think it’s flattering.

  6. Dnice says

    Maybe they are just done with titles and labels. They are together, happy , and have a beautiful daughter. I have never been married and really have no desire to ever be. I guess I’m done with marriage too,lol.

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