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Halle Berry files for divorce from Olivier Martinez for the second time in a week

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Published 29/10/2015 | 07:49

Actors Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry arrive at Warner Bros. Pictures'
Actors Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry arrive at Warner Bros. Pictures' "Cloud Atlas" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on October 24, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actors Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry arrive at Warner Bros. Pictures' "Cloud Atlas" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on October 24, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actors Olivier Martinez (L) and Halle Berry attend the 2011 Jenesse Silver Rose Auction and Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel on April 17, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Actress Halle Berry arrives for the 2015 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, California July 15, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Actors Olivier Martinez (L) and Halle Berry attend Premiere Of CBS Television Studios & Amblin Television's "Extant" at California Science Center on June 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Halle Berry has reportedly filed divorce papers against husband Olivier Martinez for the second time in a week.

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The Monster's Ball actress originally submitted a petition to end her two year marriage to the French actor on Tuesday under a pseudonym, but TMZ.com now reports the 49 year old has posted new court documents with both stars’ real names attached.

Sources tell the outlet the star has also given the real name of their son Maceo, after reportedly listing him as Mac Martin in the original petition. The rest of the details remain the same as the first documents, with Halle asking for custody of the two year old. The couple has a pre-nuptial agreement in place which keeps their money separate.

Olivier also filed divorce papers of his own on Tuesday after reportedly taking issue with Halle’s original documents being filed under the pseudonyms Hal Maria and Oliver Martin, but his documents list him as the petitioner.

Actors Olivier Martinez (L) and Halle Berry attend Premiere Of CBS Television Studios & Amblin Television's
Actors Olivier Martinez (L) and Halle Berry attend Premiere Of CBS Television Studios & Amblin Television's "Extant" at California Science Center on June 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

The couple originally tied the knot in July 2013 in France after becoming engaged in March 2012.

Despite the back and forth with divorce papers, the couple has insisted in a joint statement that the decision to end the marriage was amicable.

“It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce,” it began. “We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus for what is best for our son.

“We wish each other nothing but happiness in life, and we hope that you respect our, and most importantly our children's privacy, as we go through this difficult period.”

Actors Olivier Martinez (L) and Halle Berry attend the 2011 Jenesse Silver Rose Auction and Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel on April 17, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Actors Olivier Martinez (L) and Halle Berry attend the 2011 Jenesse Silver Rose Auction and Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel on April 17, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

The divorce will be Halle’s third. She was previously married to former baseball player David Justice and singer Eric Benet. As well as Maceo, the Oscar winner also has daughter Nahla from her relationship with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.

Actress Halle Berry arrives for the 2015 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, California July 15, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Actress Halle Berry arrives for the 2015 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, California July 15, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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