Halle Berry & Eric Benét

Eric Benet and Halle Berry
Eric Benet and Halle Berry  

Halle Berry and Eric Benét were married for 3 years. They dated for 7 months after getting together in 1999. After a 1 year engagement they married on 24th Jan 2001. 3 years later they separated in Sep 2003 and divorced on 3rd Jan 2005.

They had a child named India.


Halle Berry is a 55 year old American Actress. Born Maria Halle Berry on 14th August, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, she is famous for Boomerang, Monster´s Ball and The X-Men movies as Storm. Her zodiac sign is Leo.

Eric Benét is a 55 year old American Singer. Born Eric Benet Jordan on 15th October, 1966 in Milwaukee, WI, he is famous for Spend My Life With You in a career that spans 1994–present. His zodiac sign is Libra.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1999 - 14th Aug 1999 7 months, 15 days
Engaged14th Aug 1999 - 24th Jan 2001 1 year, 5 months
Married24th Jan 2001 - Jan 2005 3 years, 11 months
Total 1999 - Jan 2005 6 years

Halle Berry in marriage split
Halle Berry has split from her husband after three years of an often troubled marriage.
The Oscar-winning actress has issued a statement saying she had left R&B singer and composer Eric Benet, who has admitted cheating on her several times.
"Eric and I have had marital problems for some time now and have tried to work things out together," the 37-year-old actress said through her publicist.
"However, at this point, I feel we need time apart to re-evalute our union.
"We ask that you respect our privacy as we are going through this emotional time."
The couple married after meeting at a party to celebrate the premiere of her Emmy-award winning Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.
But the relationship hit the rocks within months of the wedding, when she also adopted his daughter India, with reports that Eric had moved out of their Los Angeles home, leaving the actress in tears and severely depressed.
He was caught cheating with a woman he had known for seven years and is said to have slept with her days before Berry became the first black woman to win last year's Oscar for best actress for her performance in Monster's Ball.
The marriage hit another low point last year when Benet admitted sleeping with at least 10 women, including two of the actress's closest friends.
Although the couple almost split up then, they patched up their relationship through counselling, with Benet agreeing to enter a rehabilitation clinic in Arizona for sex addiction.
Afterwards he said: "I have made some terrible mistakes but the truth is, I love my wife."
Berry said at the time: "One of the best things about Eric is that he loves me any old kind of way that I am."
Recently Berry was reported to be seeing rocker Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit after he flew to visit her at a rented house outside Vancouver twice in two weeks.
One of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, Berry has a history of being unlucky in love.
Her first marriage, to baseball star David Justice, also collapsed after three years, with Berry forced to take out a restraining order.
Berry said that the break-up left her so depressed she almost committed suicide. "I felt worthless, like such a failure. I worried what would people think about my marriage being over," she said later.
Another boyfriend hit her so hard that she became partially deaf.
Berry is one of Hollywood's busiest actresses.
She was Jinx in last year's James Bond movie Die Another Day and the mutant superhero Storm in X2.
Berry opens next month in the psychological thriller Gothika and has just started filming a new adaptation of Catwoman in Vancouver.
But the glamour of her film career hides a difficult past that included a childhood in Cleveland haunted by racial prejudice.
Her white mother, who is from Liverpool, married American serviceman Jerome Berry who abandoned them when Halle was four.
An alcoholic and drug addict, he had no contact with her for 12 years.
Berry said she regretted not being able to patch up their relationship before he died of liver failure this year.

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Relationship Timeline

3rd January, 2005 - Divorce

September, 2003 - Breakup

24th January, 2001 - Marriage

14th August, 1999 - Engagement

1999 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Halle Berry
Eric Benét
Halle Berry
Eric Benét
Age (at start of relationship)
5' 5½" (166 cm)
5' 11" (180 cm)
Hair Color
Brown - Dark
Eye Color
Brown - Dark
Brown - Dark




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babycaksMar 29, 2008

you know i have to say i am glad that she is done with him...but i dont think she shuld give up on marriage i love being married to someone i can always talk to, sleep by,hold me,wipe my tears when i cry...maybe one day she will change her mind

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