The happy couple: Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez [Getty]
Celebrations are underway for Hollywood couple Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez after the birth of their first child together: a baby boy! A representative for the Oscar-winning actress confirmed that the couple welcomed their son into the world on Saturday. According to reports, Berry delivered the baby at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles.
The couple got hitched in July during a dreamy ceremony in the grounds of the Chateau des Conde in Burgundy, France, with Halle walking up the aisle while heavily pregnant. The 47-year-old actress was reportedly thrilled by the ‘miracle’ conception at her older age. The couple saw in the celebratory occasion looking very loved-up at dinner in Beverly Hills the night before the birth.
The couple had hoped to raise their newborn in Europe, away from the glare of the LA paparazzi. They planned to relocate to France with Nahla, Halle’s 5-year-old daughter with Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, but their attempt was squandered when a court ruled it out (leading to quite the scrap between Olivier and Gabriel).
Halle in Beverley Hills the day before giving birth to a baby boy [Rex Features]
There's no news (yet) on what Halle and Olivier have named their son but we're dreaming up something suitably French. Perhaps Christophe? Alexandre? Or we've heard Louis is rather popular... Place your bets now, folks! And here's to the happy couple.