Halle Berry's Life as a Mom

Halle Berry is going to be a mom again! The 46-year-old actress and fiance Olivier Martinez are expecting their first child together this fall, according to reports. Berry is also a proud mom to 5-year-old daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry, whom she describes as "the best thing" that's ever happened to her. We love how "Halle Blueberries"—as Nahla refers to her—celebrates motherhood. Here's a look at her and Nahla's precious bond through the years.

ESSENCE.COM Jun, 08, 2010

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Halle says her daughter has given a greater purpose in life. “I love making movies but I would give it all up to be with my daughter if I had to because she’s the love of my life,” she told a UK newspaper.

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“I thought I knew love before, but I never knew anything like this,” Halle told ESSENCE about motherhood.

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Halle and Nahla have a playdate with Jax and Jaid Nilon and their mom, Garcelle Beauvais, at Coldwater Canyon Park in Los Angeles.

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Halle Berry and daughter Nahla celebrate Easter during their spring vacation in Hawaii.

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To us she’s superstar Halle Berry, but to Nahla she’s just, ‘mom.’ Here the two take some time to go grocery shopping.

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Halle says Nahla calls her “Halle Blueberries.”

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Halle and Nahla are always on the beach.

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Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez and Nahla go for a stroll while on vacation in Hawaii.

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“[Nahla is the] best thing that ever happened to me,” Halle recently told Vogue.

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Halley and Nahla go to Sweet Lady Jane to buy some pastries in West Hollywood.

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The Oscar-winning actress says Nahla has shifted not only her priorities, but her taste in men. “Every choice I make now, and that includes who I choose to spend personal time with as a partner, is not just about me anymore, it’s about what’s best for her.”

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Halle and Nahla get a little pumpkin shopping in for Halloween.

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We see Nahla is as fashionable as her mom.

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This Hollywood mom is constantly on the go, but she always makes time for her number one fan, Nahla.

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With a career as demanding as hers, Halle says its motherhood that keeps her grounded.

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“Being a mom has come really naturally,” the Oscar winner told People. “It’s all about finding a way to juggle what I love and what comes naturally to me.”

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All dressed up and not quite ready to party, Nahla takes a nap on mom’s shoulder before heading to a birthday celebration at a friend’s house.

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Visiting friends in Los Angeles with mom and dad on October 4, 2009, Nahla wraps her little arms around mom’s neck and feels relaxed.

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Nahla explores the tart taste of a lemon wedge while having lunch.

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Delighted by her outing with mommy, Nahla smiles after a yummy meal at Cravings in Beverly Hills.

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It’s obvious Halle tries to give Nahla as normal a life as possible. Here the tiny tot has some fun at a local park.

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Just because Nahla’s a big girl now doesn’t mean that Halle won’t pick her. Here she rests her head on mom’s shoulders while leaving a party.

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Now three years old Nahla’s big enough to take a pony ride all by herself.

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“I wouldn’t say that [parenting] is the hardest work I do,” Halle said in an interview. “I would say it’s the best work I do.”

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On what she would like to pass on to her daughter, Halle said: “I hope she will appreciate that I dared to be myself and always did what I believed in.” Bravo!

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Whenever she can, Halle takes daughter Nahla on trips with her. Here Berry holds Nahla in her arms as they walk through midtown Manhattan on a visit to New York City.

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Halle and Nahla love nature and family time.

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Halle carries one-year-old baby Nahla.

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A born entertainer, Halle keeps toddler Nahla captivated for some time blowing bubbles on the beach during a vacation in Miami.

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Kissed by the South Beach sun, Nahla shows off her cinnamon tan while strolling through the sand with mom and dad, Gabriel Aubry.

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Enjoying a cuddle with mom, Nahla tries on Berry’s designer shades — the perfect accessory.

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Nahla’s living the good life with mom Halle Berry willing to cart her about town. Shaded by her stroller, Berry shows her little princess the sights of Miami Beach.

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The proud mom holds Nahla, who is only a few months old.

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Halle welcomed her daughter, Nahla Ariela, on March 16, 2008.

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Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez with Halle's daughter Nahla arrive from vacationing in Hawaii at LAX.

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Halle Berry collects her daughter, Nahla Aubry, from school in Studio City.

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Halle Berry picks up her daughter, 4-year-old Nahla, from school in Los Angeles.

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Halle Berry and daugther Nahla seen strolling and playing at Malibu Beach after having lunch.

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Halle Berry visited the Beverly HIlls Farmers Market after lunch at Fig & Olive with her 4-year-old daughter Nahla and fiance Olivier Martinez in August. 

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Halle Berry and Nahla at a pumpkin patch in Moorpark, California.

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Halle Berry spent time with her daughter Nahla at Color Me Mine in Beverly Hills.

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Halle Berry plays with daughter Nahla during a break on the movie set of Hive.

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Halle Berry and daughter Nahla are beach regulars.

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Halle Berry, Nahla and Olivier leave lunch at Fig & Olive and go to Beverly HIlls Farmers Market.

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Halle Berry spends time with her daughter, Nahla Aubry, and her fiancé in Malibu.

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Halle Berry seen taking daughter Nahla to a friend’s birthday party in Studio City, California.

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Halle Berry enjoying the day at the beach with fiancé Olivier Martinez and daughter Nahla Aubry in Malibu, California.

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Still wearing her cast and a possible engagement ring, Halle Berry struggles to keep up with daughter Nahla Aubry after picking her up from school in Los Angeles, CA.

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Halle Berry is seen wearing a walking cast on her foot again as she drops off daughter Nahla at school in Beverly Hills, California.

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Halle Berry’s adorable daughter Nahla spends some quality time with Olivier Martinez on the beach in Malibu, California.

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Olivier Martinez, Halle Berry, and Nahla spend some quality time together in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

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Halle Barry is seen out with her daughter Nahla in LA.

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Halle Berry and Nahla are one of our favorite chic mom and child duos. Their style is always laid back, relaxed and stylish.

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Here Halle and Nahla get a little more dressy as they hop in a car in L.A.

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Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez and Nahla are spotted leaving the Little Door restaurant in Hollywood.

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Halle Berry and daughter Nahla play on a rocky beach in Malibu.

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Halle Berry and Nahla are spotted visiting the Westfield shopping mall in Century City, California.

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Now three years old, Halle Berry’s daughter Nahla is big enough to take a pony ride all by herself. She’s such a doll!

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Super glam mom Halle Berry loves her shades. Here she wears her favorite Carrera sunglasses for a day out running errands with daughter Nahla.

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Halle Berry and Nahla are spotted in walking in Beverly Hills. Halle was picking her up from school. We can’t get enough of seeing these two out and about!

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Halle Berry and her daughter Nahla leaving the grocery store in Beverly Hills.

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The Oscar-winning actress says Nahla has shifted not only her priorities, but her taste in men. “Every choice I make now, and that includes who I choose to spend personal time with as a partner, is not just about me anymore, it’s about what’s best for her.”

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“[Nahla is the] best thing that ever happened to me,” Halle recently told Vogue.

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Halle says Nahla calls her “Halle Blueberries.”