Sunday 19 November 2017

Claire O’Mahony: Halle will always be defined by her bitter custody fight

Actress faces a major challenge bouncing back from feud over daughter, says Claire O’Mahony

It's not impossible for celebrities to recover from scandals. Sometimes they even work in their favour – there's nothing the public likes more than tales of addiction, affairs and hitting rock bottom, provided that said celebrity accompanies them with a mea culpa and a tell-all appearance on a TV chat show.

And we have fairly short memories. We tend now to think of Michael Douglas, happily married to Catherine Zeta Jones, as a doting husband opposed to the man who checked into a rehab facility for sex addiction during his first marriage. And Kate Moss has risen like a phoenix from the humiliation of her 2005 drug scandal, with her assets almost tripling last year to more than £12m (€14.8m).

But in the case of Halle Berry, it's difficult to ascertain how she will bounce back from the horrible and shocking incidents relating to ongoing disputes over her four-year-old daughter, Nahla, with Gabriel Aubry, the French-Canadian model who she dated for five years.

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