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Halle Berry Covers The September Issue of VOGUE; Shoots Movie In South Africa & Celebrates 44th Birthday!



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Halle Berry covers the September issue of Vogue and she does it fabulously & flawlessly! This is a biggie in the world of fashion & entertainment, pop culture because for one, it is THE September issue. The mother of all Vogue issues!

After all, Vogue made Halle an offer that she couldn’t refuse: its September cover. “What that means for a woman of color and what that means in the fashion world, what that means to pop culture, there was no way I could say, ‘No, I’m not going to be on the biggest issue of the year.'” said Halle.

This is also a biggie because Halle Berry is second Black woman and celebrity to cover since 1989 when supermodel Naomi Campbell first appeared on the September issue.

In the interview, Halle Berry goes in on motherhood, her daughter, Nahla, her split with the father of her daughter, Gabriel Aubry and her views on relationships.

“I have a new focus that’s outside myself, and that feels really good, in your 40s, to have arrived at that place. I’m actually lucky and grateful that I waited until an age when I can really be present. I saw my mother in her early 20s having two little kids, and I don’t think she enjoyed me at two the way that I enjoy my daughter. She didn’t have that luxury. Nature has got it all wrong: When you are younger, it should be harder to get pregnant, and as you get older it should be easier. When you are so ready, you can’t do it to save your life. And when you are 21, you are so not ready, but you are ripe as could be. The eggs should become more developed the older you get, not die slowly from the day you’re born. That’s one thing God got wrong.”

Halle Berry on movie set in Cape Town, South Africa

On former boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry:

“By the time it hit the papers—full of rumors and lies, with people having to make up problems between us—Gabriel and I had long dealt with it. We were done. And we were on a good foot, and we had decided what we were going to do for Nahla, and we were able to say, ‘This will pass…In two weeks [it passed]. Because there was no truth to any of it. There is no discord, there is no fighting. So it came and went. Now we are back to how it was before: living apart, raising our daughter. It’s just that you realize you are not meant to go the distance with everybody,” she says. “We were meant to bring this amazing little person into the world. And I think that’s why we came together. And because of that, we are going to be together forever, all three of us. We are a family until we are not here anymore. We have always been friends, we’re still friends, we love each other very much, and we both share the love of our lives. And we are both 100 percent committed to being the best parents we can be. And while it was not a love connection for us, he was absolutely the right person to have this child with because she is going to have an amazing father. And that was really important to me. We’ll make sure we always do what is right for her and put her first. And she will see as she grows that we have a lot of love for each other.”

Halle Berry and co-star Olivier Martinez

On relationships:

“I’m not done with love, but I refuse to settle. I am a hopeless romantic. And I won’t stop till I get it right. I don’t think I’m unlike a lot of people. I am just someone who is trying to find that mate, and I think it’s a really hard thing to do. And I’m not willing to stay somewhere where I am really not happy. And I am not willing to pretend. I am for the kid’s sake or so that I don’t have to go through another public humiliation. It’s about accepting who we really are, not who we want to be. As much as I have always wanted to be in this committed relationship and have the picket fence and grow old with the same person, I’m coming to terms with: Maybe that’s just not who I am.”

Halle Berry and co-star Olivier Martinez

On motherhood & her daughter, Nahla:

“I worry that this whole insatiable appetite for celebrity children will somehow adversely affect Nahla. I don’t think it’s fair, and I don’t think it’s safe. How will she grow up, having been objectified like this for most of her whole young life? Already they write things about her: Oh, she looks like this; oh, she looks like that. But nobody knows her. They just pick her apart on a very superficial level. How will I be able to help her keep that in perspective in this town?” To that end, she recently rented a house in San Francisco to spend time alone with Nahla away from the glare of celebrity. She’s considering moving there full time, “to have her grow up in a place that is less of a fishbowl.”

Read more of Halle Berry’s interview at Vogue

Halle Berry is currently in South Africa where she is shooting the movie,  ‘Dark Tide‘ in Cape Town, South Africa. She also celebrated her 44th birthday on August, 14th. Happy birthday Halle!

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