The Oscar-winning actress, 46, recently lost a court petition to move full-time with her daughter to France, her husband-to-be's home country — and the ongoing tensions led to that violent tussle between her current and former beaus and new legal battles. (An emergency restraining order keeping French-Canadian model Aubry away from Berry, Martinez and his daughter expires this Thursday, Nov. 29; no official word yet on whether either of the men will be charged in the assault.)
"They keep playing this game and Nahla is used as a pawn," a confidante says of the soft-spoken pre-schooler in the new Us Weekly, out now. "It's her I feel sorry for."
Says another source of the Cloud Atlas star, who has a history of volatile romances: "All [Halle] wants is a normal family life."
For much more on Berry's custody hell — new details on the fight, Aubry's "horrible" temper and much more — pick up the new Us Weekly, on stands Friday.
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