The Oscar-winning actress shared relationship advice in an Instagram Live interview with Lena Waithe.
- Actress Halle Berry opened up about her choice to remain single the last few years, following her divorce from actor Olivier Martinez in 2016.
- “I no longer feel the need for a relationship so I don’t feel the need to rush or accept something that’s not totally right for me,” said the Oscar-winning actress.
The single life looks good on Halle Berry—and she knows it.
During an Instagram Live interview with her friend Lena Waithe, Berry had no qualms when it came to discussing her decision to stay single since divorcing her ex-husband, Olivier Martinez. Berry shares a six-year-old son, Maceo Martinez, with the French actor and a 12-year-old daughter, Nahla Aubry, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, a Canadian model.
“I’ve learned a lot being with my children. They are the best company for me right now, and when I divorced Maceo’s dad, I’ve been pretty alone by myself going on three years now. Decidedly so, for sure,” said Berry during the interview, per People. “I have decided to take time. I’m very much a relationship-oriented person, I always want to be with someone. But I decided, no I’m going to slow my roll, I’m going to take a minute and I’m going to spent time with me.”
Waithe then asked Berry if her decision to remain single was a conscious one that she decided on after the dissolution of her marriage.
“I knew I was going to take at least a year, one full year,” said Berry of her post-marriage decision. “One year led to two years and two years is now leading to three years. But I’m fine because I think the next relationship I have I think I will have a better chance of attracting and choosing what’s right for me because I’ve taken this time to think about what’s important to me.”
Berry said she no longer feels she needs a relationship to feel complete and that she’s currently cherishing the time she has with her children, as well as herself.
“I no longer feel the need for a relationship so I don’t feel the need to rush or accept something that’s not totally right for me,” continued Berry. “Not that anything’s wrong with the people I’ve been with but I’m going to wait for my match or I will stay solo and be with my kids and do my life the way I’m doing it.”