Halle Berry has cut her support payments to ex Gabriel Aubry in half to £ 8,000 after renegotiating the terms of their custody agreement in court.
The actress, 54, and model, 44, who share 13-year-old daughter Nahla, started dating in 2006 and welcomed their child two years later.
The new terms come after Halle called child support payments ‘extortion’ in a passionate social media rant, claiming the rules were ‘outdated’.
Co-Parents: Halle Berry has halved her support payments to ex Gabriel Aubry to £ 8,000 after renegotiating the terms of their custody agreement in court
In 2014, Halle was ordered to pay Gabriel $ 16,000 a month for child support because they were Nahla together.
After renegotiation, Halle will now hand over $ 8,000 a month in an arrangement that went into effect March 1.
Additionally, according to The Blast, Halle will retroactively give Gabriel a support payment of $ 85,000 and pay his $ 5,000 legal fees.
The Monster’s Ball star continues to pay for Nahla’s private school tuition and her health insurance, and if her annual income exceeds $ 1.95 million in any given year, she must hand over additional child support to Gabriel.
The former couple have also agreed to settle any future disputes with a private judge to avoid going through court, and have agreed to exchange information about annual income.
Happier times: The actress, 54, and model, 44, who share 13-year-old daughter Nahla, started dating in 2006 and welcomed their child two years later (photo in 2009)
The deal comes a month after Halle – who also has son Maceo, seven, with ex-husband Olivier Martinez – called child benefit payments “ extortion. ”
She insisted that both parents should take financial responsibility for their children in an apparent swipe at her ex-partner.
Halle had shared a meme on Instagram saying ‘women don’t owe you’, which garnered a lot of responses from her followers.
And in response, the Cloud Atlas actress – who didn’t mention Gabriel by name – wrote, “ It takes great strength every day to pay for it. and besides, it is wrong and it is extortion!
Claims: The former Bond girl previously claimed that Gabriel was ‘living’ off the payments she sent in support of their daughter, according to Tmz.
‘I’ve been paying it for ten years now. I feel that if a woman or man has to pay for support far beyond the reasonable needs to help SUPPORT the child, I think that’s wrong!
‘I understand that some parents (male or female) may need help, but I also feel that in these modern times both men and women have a responsibility to provide for their children financially and to work hard and do everything to do this. (Sic) ‘
Halle believes the law allows some parents to abuse the system to get more money for themselves.
Loved! Halle has been dating singer Van Hunt since September last year
She wrote, “The way many laws have been made, people are allowed to USE children to get money to live a lifestyle that not only did not deserve them, but that far exceeds the child’s reasonable needs. ‘THE WRONG’ and where I see the abuse. (Sic) ‘
The X-Men: Days of Future Past star went on to label child support laws as “ outdated ” and insist that they “ no longer reflect the modern world. ”
She added: ‘I can say I live it every day and I can tell you it’s hard. I fully understand the feelings of those men who feel they are and have been abused by the system. (sic) ‘
Halle and Gabriel went their separate ways in 2010 after spending five years together, with reports at the time suggesting it was due to their age difference.
Gabriel said at the time, “She is and will forever be one of the most special and beautiful people I have ever known, and I am sure we will only continue to love and respect each other.”
Although they insisted that they would remain “ friends and devoted parents, ” Halle and Gabriel have since been engaged in a legal battle after Halle tried to move their daughter to France to live with her now ex-husband Olivier Martinez.
Halle, who is now in a relationship with singer Van Hunt, claimed her daughter would be better protected due to strict privacy rules in France, but a judge blocked the move.
Split: Halle and Gabriel went their separate ways in 2010 after spending five years together, with reports at the time suggesting it was due to their age difference
During a custodial transfer in the driveway of Halle’s home, Oliver and Gabriel were involved in an arrest and were both treated for injuries.
Halle previously filed legal documents asking for her support payments to be cut by 80 percent.
The former Bond girl claimed that Gabriel was ‘living’ off the payments she sent in support of their daughter, according to Tmz.
Shortly after Halle and Gabriel returned to court, claiming that Gabriel straightened and dyed their daughter’s hair to make her look ‘whiter’.
A judge ruled that neither parent can change Nahla’s natural hair texture or color.
Halle said in court at the time: “I want both Gabriel and I to make decisions together that affect our daughter, her growth, her development and her general well-being.
“I keep hoping that Gabriel and I can find a way to work together to be successful co-parents.
‘It was with regret that I concluded that I should seek court intervention in these matters, but until Gabriel recognizes the significance of joint legal authority and how it is implemented, it seems that the court will be my only recourse to Nahla’s best interests. ‘
Before her relationship with Gabriel, Halle was married to R&B singer Eric Benet from 2001 until their divorce in 2003.
Before Eric, she was married to baseball player David Justice for four years.
Problems: Although they insisted that they would remain “ friends and devoted parents, ” Halle and Gabriel have since been engaged in a legal battle after Halle tried to move their daughter to France to live with her now ex-husband Olivier Martinez.