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Following a Thanksgiving Day brawl between her fiancé, Olivier Martinez, and ex Gabriel Aubry, Halle Berry’s ex-husband Eric Benét is now opening up about the altercation.
“I am hoping for the best,” he tells In Touch exclusively. “Praying for the best for Nahla.”
Eric was married to Halle from 2001 to 2005, before 4-year-old Nahla was even born, but he’s clearly still concerned for the child following the dispute.
On Nov. 22, Gabriel dropped off his and Halle’s daughter, Nahla, to Halle’s Hollywood Hills home — which she has since put up for sale — when he got into a fistfight with Olivier.
Even though Gabriel was the one who suffered a black eye and bruises to the face, he was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery.
The 46-year-old actress immediately filed and was granted a temporary emergency protective order against Gabriel, which prevented him from coming within 100 yards of Halle, Olivier and Nahla. Gabriel followed suit and obtained a restraining order against Olivier.
The situation has since been resolved, but those close to Halle are clearly worried about the well-being of little Nahla. So has Eric’s 21-year-old daughter, India, reached out to stepmom Halle since the Turkey Day incident?
“No, she doesn't have a relationship with Halle,” Eric admits to In Touch. “That kind of ended.”