Actress Halle Berry is splitting up with her husband, French actor Oliver Martinez after two years of marriage, adding the pair to a long list of high profile celebrity break ups for 2015.
Berry and Martinez met while making the 2012 film “Dark Tide” and they married in July 2013. She has been married twice previously and has a 7-year-old daughter from her relationship with model Gabriel Aubry.
Both actors are open to joint custody, and Berry’s filing repeatedly requests that a judge enter orders that are “in the best interest” of their 2-year-old son.
The actors released a joint statement announcing the divorce on Tuesday, a day after Berry filed a divorce petition under a pseudonym. Martinez filed his own petition on Tuesday, and both cited irreconcilable differences for the breakup.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce,” the actors wrote in a joint statement.
“We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus of what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life and we hope that you respect our and, most importantly, our children’s privacy as we go through this difficult period.”
The filing states the pair have a prenuptial agreement that does not entitle Martinez to spousal support. She is also seeking to avoid child support payments, writing: “Each party to equally share the cost of raising their child.”
2015 has been a year with many bad break ups for high profile celebrities such as Amanda Seyfried, Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards, Hillary Duff, Mandy Moore, Tiger Woods, Liam Payne, Jeremy Kyle, David Walliams, Kourtney Kardashian, Kerry Katona, Gwen Stefani, Ben Affleck, Sienna Miller, Emma Roberts and Brittany Spears.