Fighting fire with fire! Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez announced their decision to divorce after two years of marriage on Tuesday, Oct. 27, and a source tells Us Weekly that the time leading up to their split was “very heated.”
“It was nonstop fighting towards the end,” the source tells Us. “Two very hot-headed people. Lots of screaming and fighting. It was really bad. They both have major tempers and were locking heads constantly. It’s going to be a very bitter divorce.”’
On Tuesday, Berry and Martinez, both 49, told Us in a joint statement that it was “with a heavy heart” that they had decided to pull the plug on their relationship. “We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus for what is best for our son,” they said. “We wish each other nothing but happiness in life, and we hope that you respect our, and most importantly, our children’s privacy, as we go through this difficult period.”
Berry filed legal documents again on Wednesday, Oct. 28 — this time using her real name instead of a pseudonym.
Just one week ago, the pair were all smiles during a family outing with their 2-year-old son, Maceo, at a Halloween party in L.A.’s Sherman Oaks neighborhood on Saturday, Oct. 17.
But, the source tells Us, things with the pair aren’t always as they appear to be.
“Things were extremely bitter with them as the marriage went on and in the end,” the source adds. “Finally they both tried to file against each other. It was always like that, very heated and a lot of competition and battling between them. Two extreme tempers and people that love to fight.”
The Extant actress and Martinez tied the knot in 2013 after meeting on the set of Dark Tide in 2010 and secretly getting engaged one year later.
Berry was previously married to baseball player David Justice from 1993 to 1997, and to R&B singer Eric Benet from 2001 to 2005. She and ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry share one daughter, 6-year-old Nahla.
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