Halle Berry is dating Chris Webby now—or at least that’s the latest word on the celebrity rumor mill. While a new celebrity romance seems to happen at least once a week and isn’t necessarily a big deal, this one occurs under special circumstances; they hooked up right after the actress got divorced! The split with ex-husband Olivier Martinez, a French actor, only just happened, and despite their two solid years of marriage and one child together, Berry seems to have already picked herself back up and found another man in 2016. And what’s more, this rapper is considerably younger than not only her last, but herself as well!
Halle Berry actually has more than a few celebrity relationships under her belt, including an abusive one that cost her most of her hearing in her left ear; she has yet to name the man, simply stating that he is famous. Her most recent marriage to Olivier Martinez was her third. This marriage came after first being wed to pro baseball player David Justice in January 1993 before their June 1997 divorce, and singer-songwriter Eric Benét, whom she married in January 2001 and officially split from about two years later.
Berry and Martinez met in 2010 in South Africa while filming the movie Dark Tide. Theirs appeared to be a pretty traditional celebrity marriage with the exception of one instance in which Martinez came to blows with model Gabriel Aubry, whom Berry was seeing before him and was currently involved with Berry in a custody battle over their daughter. In November 2012, the two men wound up visiting the hospital for injuries they inflicted on each other and the brawl ended with them getting restraining orders against each other. It was said that Martinez started the fight, at one point even threatening to kill Aubry.
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez got engaged in March 2012 and officially became husband and wife on July 13, 2013. However, they only made it two years before filing for divorce in late October of last year. While the split was said to be amicable and there was simply no more gas in the relationship’s tank, it was alleged that the incident with Gabriel Aubry was quite common, and the split came from Martinez’s refusal to have his anger issues addressed.
And now, the actress is reportedly together with Chris Webby, a rapper who is 27 years old to Halle Berry’s 49; she’s old enough to be his mother! According to a source, the two are having fun together and Webby appeals to Berry’s “weakness for bad boys,” while also making her feel younger (an age-gap relationship will do that). Unfortunately, further information about this celebrity couple is scarce, such as how they met and how long Berry has had a younger boyfriend; is it possible her marriage fell apart because of an affair? And it doesn’t look like new info will be coming anytime soon, as Webby tweeted a newspaper clipping where he said that he, “can’t confirm or deny;” though it can be easy to take any variation of “no comment” as meaning “yes.” Either way, Halle Berry is somewhat single again and 2016 looks to be very interesting for her love life, whether Chris Webby is the new man in it or not!