Hollywood superstar Halle Berry has been in the headlines quite a bit recently, following the breakdown of her latest marriage to Olivier Martinez, which sparked former husband David Justice to take aim at the Oscar-winning star. Halle previously revealed that she was subjected to domestic violence from a previous boyfriend, although she would not name names. David is upset that Berry will not come out and let the world know that it was no he who punched her, but a different boyfriend from her past.
Meanwhile, Halle Berry is still fighting against domestic violence and, as well as being subjected to it herself, she also grew up watching her mother getting beaten and not being able to do anything about it. Halle says that her experience with domestic violence makes her the ideal woman to stand up and talk about the issue, letting other women know that they do not have to stand for it.
Berry explained, "I saw my mother battered and beaten many years of my life and I felt helpless. I have an understanding, a knowing. I feel like I have something that I can impart to these women. It seems like I've overcome it, but I really haven't. In the quiet of my mind, I still struggle. So while I'm helping these women, I'm helping myself through it, too. For some reason, I've found after 15 years of working with the Jenesse Center that when it comes to domestic violence people just say, 'I don't get it. Why don't they just leave?"
She then went on to add, "This is ridiculous'. I call them (these women) addicts. They're love addicts. They're addicted to the pain. And they're largely addicted to the pain because they've been taught nothing else. They haven't been taught that they have self-worth or value. They often weren't loved the way they should've been as children from their mothers or their fathers. People didn't say the things they should have said."
As far as her acting career is concerned, Halle Berry has returned to her best acting form but, rather than it being on the big screen, it has been on the small screen in the hit series Extant. Keep up the good work Hal.