Halle Berry Loses Custody Dispute, Cannot Move Daughter Nahla to France: Report

Celebrity News Nov. 9, 2012 AT 8:15PM
Halle Berry and daughter Nahla Aubry on July 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Halle Berry and daughter Nahla Aubry on July 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage

A Los Angeles judge has reportedly delivered a major blow to Halle Berry's hopes for daughter Nahla Aubry.

According to TMZ, Berry -- who wants to live in France full-time with fiance Olivier Martinez and her four-year-old with ex-Gabriel Aubry -- won't be able to move the pre-schooler overseas after all, per the judge's recent ruling.

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Despite their bitter, lengthy custody battle, TMZ also reports that the Cloud Atlas star's attempt to win permission to transplant Nahla was not a move intended to keep Aubry away from his daughter for good.

Instead, as she told InStyle's November issue, Berry, 46, believes France would be a better place to raise her daughter than Hollywood, because of its "appeal of privacy and a greater sense of safety."

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"Because we are followed all the time, she is starting to feel like she is somehow special, and of course she is," Berry explained. "But I want her to understand that she's special because of who she is, not because she was born into this celebrity blender."

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