On Sunday, a rep for Halle Berry confirmed her breakup with Gabriel Aubry — and it turns out that the couple called it quits a while back.
"Berry and Aubry split some time ago," her rep tells UsMagazine.com, "but remain close friends and committed parents to their daughter."
Berry, 43, and Aubry, 34, met at a 2006 Versace photo shoot. Their daughter Nahla was born in March 2008.
Aubry first acknowledged the split in a statement early Saturday. "[Halle] is, and will forever be one of the most special and beautiful people that I have ever known, and I am certain that we will continue to love and respect for one another," he said.
Out and about in New York City over the weekend, single Berry seemed cheerful: she told Us at a Thursday charity event that Nahla was "fantastic"; on Friday, she saw pal Denzel Washington perform in Broadway's Fences; on Saturday, she cheered on thousands of walkers in Times Square for the EIF's Revlon Run/Walk for Women event for breast cancer, and then indulged in a cheeseburger over a leisurely lunch at eatery Rue 57 with a gal pal.
"She was in good spirits," an observer told Us of the meal.
Married and divorced twice before Aubry (they never wed), Berry gushed in the March 2009 issue of Essence: "I feel more married now than I did in any of my actual marriages..We live the truth of that and that's more important than a piece of paper ."
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