Halle Berry's longterm boyfriend Gabriel Aubry has confirmed he's split from the actress - describing the break-up as "sad."
The twice-married "Monster's Ball" star has been dating the French-Canadian model since 2005, and she gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Nahla, now two, in 2008.
Reports circulated on Friday suggesting the pair has gone their separate ways - and now Aubry has spoken out, revealing the couple has decided to finish its relationship.
In a statement released to Access Hollywood, Aubry says, "While I will not comment on all of the wild inaccuracies being speculated about in the media, I am sad to say that Halle and I have decided together to separate at this time. She 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 have only love and respect for one another."
TMZ.com reported the couple worked out a "very short-term custody arrangement" for their daughter three weeks ago, and Aubry is adamant Nahla is their top priority, adding: "Her happiness and well-being are the most important thing for both of us. Please respect our privacy during this very difficult time."
Berry was previously married to former baseball player David Justice, but the three-year union ended in 1993. She divorced her second husband, musician Eric Benet, in 2005.
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