Halle Berry has filed to represent herself in her divorce case against her ex Olivier Martinez. The actress filed to represent herself in lieu of an attorney, according to court documents that were obtained by Entertainment Tonight. Marina Zakiyan Beck, Berry’s former lawyer, signed off on the switch on July 30 with the Academy Award-winner singing off on Aug. 11.
Martinez is reportedly being represented by lawyer Laura Wasser. In 2015, Berry filed for divorce from the 54-year-old following two years of marriage. The two confirmed the separation via a joint statement at the time. The former pair share a son, Maceo, together.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce,” they said. “We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus for what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life, and we hope that you respect our, and most importantly our children’s privacy, as we go through this difficult period.”
The former couple’s divorce was finalized in December 2016, with the two coming to an agreement of sharing physical and legal custody of their son, who is now 6, as TMZ previously reported. However, back in May 2018, the gossip site noted that Berry and Martinez’s case was still active because they reportedly didn’t file a formal custody arrangement and were scheduled to be back in court.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Berry and Martinez were sanctioned for missing a court hearing in their divorce proceedings, which means that all issues in the case were not fully resolved. The actress was previously married to MLB player David Justice, and to singer Eric Benet. The star also shares her 12-year-old daughter, Nahla, with her ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry.