Male model Gabriel Aubry asked a court to be formally recognized as the father of his two-year-old daughter with Oscar winner Halle Berry because he’s tired of the stunning screen star using the child as a bargaining chip in their ever messy split, pals say.
Aubry, 35, ended his five-year relationship with the actress in April. On Dec. 30, he filed papers at Los Angeles Superior Court requesting joint custody of Nahla because Halle refuses to allow him to be a dad and go on with his life.
“Gabriel is one of the most laid-back, nicest guys that I know, but in the end he just got sick of being bossed around and told what to do by his ex-girlfriend,” a friend of Aubry’s revealed to RadarOnline.com this week. “Contrary to public perception Halle has a particularly nasty temper, and she can be really controlling and vindictive. I’ve been with him when he’s gotten these insane calls from Halle — with her screaming at him and going crazy, when the poor guy hasn’t done anything!”
Berry — who is believed to be in a relationship with her Dark Tide co-star Olivier Martinez – angered her former lover by asking him to date “some nobody” after he began dating socialite Kim Kardashian last November.
“She was particularly angry that he had been so public, even going to a Lakers game one time, and she totally berated him, basically telling him that if he has to date, just date a nobody waitress that nobody will care about. “It’s completely hypocritical as well as she has been dating Olivier Martinez since last summer.”
Aubry also allegedly suspects Halle of having him followed by a private investigator.