Halle Berry’s ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey has responded to her claims that their daughter Nahla may not be safe while in his care. As previously reported, on Monday (February 1st), Halle’s rep released a statement to People, stating that she has dropped out of her New Year’s Eve film to focus on “custody issues” related to Nahla. The statement said, “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.” In a statement to Access Hollywood on Tuesday (February 1st), a rep for Gabriel said, “While Gabriel is disappointed in Halle’s decision to falsely malign him publicly and for her own purposes, he refuses to be pulled into her dispute over a canceled film production. Gabriel also refuses to air their issues in the press as he believes this may ultimately harm their daughter.” The statement continued, “The fact is that Gabriel is a caring father who shares custody of Nahla.”
A source told RadarOnline.com, that the custody battle began after Gabriel started dating a high-profile reality TV star — and that Halle is allegedly driven by jealousy and a desire to control Gabriel and that she is using Nahla as a “pawn.” The source said, “Halle totally lost it with Gabriel and gave him an ultimatum – to choose between dating this girl or having a relationship with his daughter. The source continued, “Gabriel was furious. Halle has absolutely no right to tell him who he can and can’t date, especially when you consider she’s already moved on herself and is dating Olivier Martinez, but even worse in his mind, was her willingness to dangle their daughter in front of him as bait to make him do what she demands.” The source went on to say that
Gabriel broke up with the reality star to please Halle. The source also added that Halle is lying about being worried about Nahla’s well being while in Gabriel’s care. The source said, “It’s absolute trash talk – Gabriel is an amazing father… “The source reavealed that Halle has threaten to keep 2-year-old Nahla away from Gabriel several times. The source said, “That’s been her MO since they split, anytime she got angry at him the first thing she would threaten would be him not being able to see Nahla. If she’s not careful though this could backfire right in her face. Gabriel has a whole load of crazy emails and voicemails from her that show the truth about what she’s like and prove what a control freak manipulator she is.” The couple split in April. Gabriel was reportedly dating Kim Kardashian last year.