Halle Berry Admits To Feeling “Guilty” After Three Failed Marriages
Halle Berry is opening up about the emotional toll of having three failed marriages. According to Entertainment Tonight, during a Q&A at the 2017 City Summit and Gala presented by Entrepreneur magazine, Berry revealed that she felt guilty that those relationships didn’t work out.
I have learned to deal with three failed marriages, which has not been easy, especially when there’s children involved. [As] women, we go into marriage thinking it’s going to last forever and that this is our prince on a shiny horse,” she continued. That’s what fairytales taught me as a kid … and I’m kind of anti-fairytales today.”
“But we go in there with that hope, so when it falls apart it feels like a huge failure and a huge disappointment. I’ve often felt guilty and responsible. I’ve suffered a lot of pain and anguish.”
Berry’s recent divorce from actor Olivier Martinez, with whom she has a 3-year old son, Maceo, was finalized in December. She was previously married to baseball player, David Justice, and singer, Eric Benet. The actress also has an 8-year-old daughter, Nahla, with model Gabriel Aubry.
“Right now, being mom is my most important job and I now know that everything I do, everything I say and everything I offer them is really important,” she added. “I say lots of things, but I think what’s more important is that my children watch what I do. I’m more mindful of how I live my life and what they see me do.”