Halle Berry has struck up a romance with her boyfriend of five years, French actor and playwright Van Hunt. She and Hunt have a 2-year-old daughter named Nahla.
Berry is the latest actress to publicly express her relationship troubles this past month, following Sophie Turner, who took her boyfriend Joe Jonas to live with her in New York City following months of dating. January Jones also didn’t appear to welcome the fact that her boyfriend of several years, Aaron Paul, was moving out of their home while filming, although she did note that the difficulties were worth it.
Although moving may or may not be a problem for them all, they certainly weren’t the only ones to have a publicized relationship gone awry, however.
Tyra Banks has been romantically linked to her former personal trainer and now manager, Frederic Fekkai, despite their breakup in 2015. “[Frederic] doesn’t come to my place,” she told People of the relationship, which was not legally a relationship until they got engaged again this past summer.
And though the two never married, Meryl Streep is reportedly no longer dating agent Nicholas Pileggi, whom she began dating more than two decades ago. The actress has said she has been with him “every day of my life,” despite their differing professional careers. (Streep has two hit films this year, and Pileggi, who is one of Hollywood’s most powerful agents, was the one who arranged a meeting between her and Harvey Weinstein.)
It is also apparent that being with a celebrity can definitely play a role in the popularity of a relationship. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony split in 2011, less than three years after their hugely successful marriage, but were spotted together in public on social media and still managed to maintain an extremely close relationship. As for Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis, he blamed the closeness with Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe for his ill health.
It can be tricky for parents to maintain relationships with their children, even when they are coupled up. Jessica Simpson suffered a miscarriage while her then-boyfriend Tony Romo was starting with the Dallas Cowboys. And Honey Boo Boo’s father, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, and Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Shannon’s mother, June “Mama June” Shannon, split up after 11 years of marriage.
Meanwhile, Berry, who has said that her new relationship had made her “much better” as a mother, knows a thing or two about successful partnerships. She had a difficult start to her career in her teens, when she dated two teen idols, David Bowie and Eddie Murphy. She found love again a decade ago, when her babydaddy Gabriel Aubry split with Berry a mere four years after their daughter was born.
This article was written by Leonore Smedley of Women’s Health, and originally appeared on EurekaTimes.com.
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