Halle Berry Battles for Baby: Who Had the Ugliest Celeb Custody War?
Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry
Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry
The Oscar-winning actress pulled out of a movie this week in order to prep for a custody battle involving her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry, and their daughter, 2-and-a-half-year-old Nahla.
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
After Spears' breakdown, ex-hubby K-Fed was awarded sole legal and physical custody of their two young sons in 2008. Spears has visitation rights.
Woody Allen and Mia Farrow
Allen and Farrow split in 1992 after Farrow discovered nude photographs that Allen had taken of her daughter, Soon-Yi. Farrow won custody of their three children together.
Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger
In 2008, Baldwin wrote a book about Basinger's alleged efforts to deny him access to their daughter since their divorce in 2002. The infamous "rude, thoughtless little pig," voicemail didn't help his case.
Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe
When Jackson and Rowe divorced in 1999, Jackson got full custody of their two kids. In 2004, after Jackson was charged with child abuse, Rowe tried to have they decision reversed. The settlement was not made public.
The Posthumous Anna Nicole Smith Battle
After Smith's death, her two ex-boyfriends, Larry Birkhead and Howard K. Stern, battled for custody of her young daughter, Dannielynn. Birkhead was determined to be the father and was given custody.
Jesse James and Janine Lindemulder
In 2009, James' ex-wife, porn star Janine Lindemulder, fought to regain custody of their 5-year-old daughter. James won custody, and Lindemulder was given weekly visitation rights during the daytime.
"Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi's ex-boyfriend Adam Dell recently filed for custody of their 1-year-old daughter, claiming that Padma has kept him out of the baby's life and is too busy to be a full-time mom.
The Oscar-winning actress dropped out of a movie this week in order to prep for a custody battle involving her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry, and their daughter, 2-and-a-half-year-old Nahla.
Berry, 44, "was forced to pull out of a film production in New York this week due to pending custody litigation involving her daughter," her rep told media outlets on Monday.
"She has attempted to resolve these custody issues amicably with her daughter's father, Gabriel Aubry, directly, but given his lack of cooperation, Halle has no choice but to seek swift judicial intervention."
Aubry, 35, filed for joint custody plus child support on Dec. 30. The couple split last April after dating for five years.
The break-up appeared amicable -- but the custody battle is looking anything but.
"Halle has serious concerns for her daughter's well-being while in the care of her father for any extended period of time and is prepared to take all necessary steps to protect her," Berry's rep said, without explaining what allegedly makes Aubry so untrustworthy.
Sound like it's gonna get ugly. But from Berry to Britney Spears to Alec Baldwin, click through our slideshow and let us know: Who had the nastiest celeb custody war?
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