Who is Maceo Robert Martinez?
Maceo Robert Martinez is the son of Hollywood actor Halle Berry and her former husband, French film actor Olivier Martinez. Maceo is first and the only child of the former couple. Maceo’s parents began dating in 2010 and got married 3 years later. Halle had conceived Maceo even before marrying Olivier. They divorced in 2016. Halle and Olivier share Maceo's custody. However, Maceo lives with his mother. He has a half-sister, Nahla, born to his mother and her former partner, Gabriel Aubry. Maceo is of mixed ethnicity, as his mother is African–American and his father is of French, Spanish, and Moroccan descent. Maceo’s name is of Spanish origin.
Maceo’s parents met for the first time in 2010, on the set of the movie ‘Dark Tide.’ They began dating soon after and announced their engagement in March 2012.
Halle and Olivier exchanged wedding vows on July 13, 2013. The wedding ceremony was held in France. By then, Halle was already pregnant with Maceo. A few months after the wedding, she gave birth to her first child with Olivier.
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Maceo was born Maceo Robert Martinez, on October 5, 2013, in Los Angeles California. The name "Maceo" is of Spanish origin and means the “gift of God.” Shortly after his birth, around March 2014, rumors of his parents’ separation began surfacing. Halle was then still amidst the custody battle that she had been fighting for her daughter with her former partner, model Gabriel Aubry. Maceo’s half-sister, Nahla Ariela Aubry, is the first-born child of Halle and Gabriel.
Halle and Olivier settled their divorce on December 29, 2016. They had announced their separation in 2015, and Halle had requested the court to finalize the divorce latest by January 1, 2017. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce.
Unlike her previous custody battle, Maceo’s custody proceedings were comparatively more peaceful. Halle and Olivier now have joint legal and physical custody of Maceo. This legal battle was mostly kept away from the media spotlight. Halle and Olivier even went on a vacation with Maceo after announcing their divorce.
Following her divorce from Olivier, Halle was rumored to be in a relationship with British record producer and songwriter Alex da Kid. However, neither of them has confirmed the rumor yet.
Halle once posted a picture of Maceo from their Bora Bora vacation. The images received numerous comments stating that he had facial features similar to his mother’s. Maceo also spends time with Nahla, and they get along well.