Halle Berry is undoubtedly one of the most successful women in Hollywood. The actress, director, and producer has an Oscar to her name, a decades-long career, and continues to build on her years of eclectic projects. But through it all, her longtime fans have always been fascinated by the men that she has dated, married and been linked to throughout her career. So, let’s take a look back at some of her past romances!
Danny WoodWhile Halle’s star was only beginning to rise in Hollywood, she dated New Kids On The Block member Danny Wood in the late ’80s and early ’90s! The two were photographed looking ultra-cute from time to time, but it appears that the romance only lasted a few months, at most. Still, the two made quite the cute, low-key pair during that time in their careers!
Kevin CostnerHere’s one for the rumor mill: Halle and Kevin Costner allegedly had an affair while the A-list leading man was married to Cindy Silva. At this point, Kevin was a well-established actor and filmmaker, why Halle’s career was really kicking off. While rumors swirled about the two, very little evidence has shown that they were anything more than just friends. All of these years later, it appears the two are still relatively friendly, despite decades-old rumors.
Wesley SnipesAnother rumor that spread about Halle’s love life was her supposed romance with Wesley Snipes. It was at this time in her life that Halle was in a relationship with someone who physically hurt her so badly she lost some hearing in her ear. In 2004, however, another former flame of Halle’s, listed below, accused Wesley of being the perpetrator. “The stuff they wrote about [me, Christopher Williams] and Halle was totally false. They said something like I busted her eardrum, and I’m tired of it. I never said it [before] but I’m so tired of people thinking I’m the guy [who did it]. Wesley Snipes busted her eardrum, not me,” Christopher Williams said, according to E!. Halle has yet to name her abuser, and there has been no confirmation since Christopher’s allegation about Wesley Snipes.
Christopher Williams, a noted R&B singer, dated Halle Berry in the early ’90s. The pair had a serious relationship, but it seemingly fizzled out after nearly one year of dating. Christopher is also the man who alleged that Halle’s previous rumored partner, Wesley Snipes, was the one who caused the actress to lose part of her hearing.
David JusticeHalle Berry’s first marriage was to baseball player David Justice. The two wed in 1993, but their marriage sadly didn’t last. They divorced in 1997 and David defended himself against rumors that he abused Halle during their marriage. “Over the past 20 years, I’ve heard people saying, ‘Isn’t that the dude who hit Halle Berry in the head?’” David told People in 2015. “Not only did David Justice not do that, David Justice never hit her, period,” he shared with the outlet, speaking in third person. Halle was also granted a temporary restraining order following their divorce.
Shemar MooreFollowing her marriage to David, Halle dated Criminal Minds actor Shemar Moore. The two fell for one another, and Shemar has previously detailed how he felt about the actress. “I fell hard for Halle. A lot of people now know we dated, but we had to keep it hush-hush at the time because she was fresh off her divorce from David Justice. I’m still grateful for that relationship. I was smitten not just because of who she was, but because we were so similar in so many ways,” Shemar told BET in 2013.
Eric BenétHalle’s second marriage was to R&B singer/songwriter Eric Benét. The two wed in 2001 and he was present when she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her work in Monster’s Ball at the 2002 Oscars. Unfortunately, Halle’s marriage to Eric wouldn’t last either. Eric admitted to cheating on Halle during their marriage, leading to the couple’s 2005 divorce.
Halle opened up to Oprah Winfrey about how hurt she was my her ex-husband’s affairs. In the days following the Academy Awards, Halle admitted that it was “heartbreaking” to learn that Eric had, in fact, cheated on her. “I had an emotional breakdown,” she told Oprah in a 2004 interview. “I knew for a fact, ‘this is not my fault.'” The couple split in 2003. Two years later, their divorce was finalized.