Halle's hair and dress may be longer at this photocall in Madrid than it was at the premiere of Perfect Stranger but she clearly has nothing to hide. In fact, now that she's out promoting a new movie she is opening up about her personal life including this candid interview in Sunday's PARADE. She talks all about her two failed marriages, a suicide attempt, and how she's opening up a new chapter in her life. Here are highlights:
- After her stormy marriage to baseball star David Justice, Berry was so depressed, she attempted suicide. “I was sitting in my car, and I knew the gas was coming, when I had an image of my mother finding me,” she says. “She sacrificed so much for her children, and to end my life would be an incredibly selfish thing to do. It was all about a relationship. My sense of worth was so low. I had to reprogram myself to see the good in me. Because someone didn’t love me didn’t mean I was unlovable. I promised myself I would never be a coward again.”
- Berry calls her second marriage, to singer Eric Benét, “really horrific.” She reveals, “We were in sex rehab after one year. I wish I had left then, but I was putting everyone’s needs before mine.” Berry says she knew even then that she had a right to set boundaries with Benét and that it wasn’t her fault. “If I hadn’t gone through the first breakup and made that promise to myself, this would have leveled me. I would have walked into moving traffic.”
Halle says that she was able to get over her depression and negative behavior with the help of therapy. She now has things under control and is looking forward to motherhood. Though we all know she's got no interest in a third marriage, mixing genes with her gorgeous boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey could produce some beautiful results.