EXCLUSIVES: Halle Berry & Baby Daddy Declare Truce, Are Talking To Each Other Again


Feb. 16 2011, Published 9:00 a.m. ET

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Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry have called a truce -- for now -- in their bitter custody battle over their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Nahla.

It's not exactly peace, but it's not all-out war either, and that's a development that's good for everyone involved, a source close to the situation tells exclusively.

Halle is not going to seek sole custody of Nahla, the source says, adding that legal threats have been flying behind the scenes.

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Several negative items about Aubry have appeared in the media recently, and Halle released a statement through her rep, saying she was "concerned" for her child's well being while she was in Gabriel's care.

Other accusations, attributed to friends of Halle's and a former business partner of Aubrey's, were that Gabriel had used the 'N word'. One report said he was verbally abusive to the 44-year-old Oscar winning actress during their five year relationship.

"I think Halle started realizing that things were getting out of control," the source tells "It was just getting too nasty and too public."

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Sources say that neither Halle nor Gabriel want to fight this battle in public. They stopped talking to each other as the war hit its most intense peak but now they have resumed speaking again.

"Gabriel has not responded to the allegations that have been made against him," one source told "His thing has always been that he will save the truth and fight, if needs be, in the privacy of family court, where no cameras or press are allowed.

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"Gabriel and Halle even resumed talking again last week, and it seems that Halle is going to be making it easier for Gabriel to spend time with Nahla, which has been a sticking point between the two up till now.

"Hopefully this is the start of the two of them being able to form some kind of workable co-parenting relationship for the sake of their daughter.

Halle is determined to do whatever is best for Nahla, according to sources, and also wants to contain her disagreement with Gabriel to a closed courtroom.



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