Nearly two months after lashing out at child support payments and calling them "outdated," Halle Berry has had her own court-mandated payments slashed in half.
The actress had been paying her ex Gabriel Aubry $16,000 in child support for their 13-year-old daughter, Nahla. The Blast reported on March 26 that the former couple reached a settlement, and Halle will now be paying $8,000 a month.
Under the new terms, the Oscar winner will pay Gabriel $85,000 in "retroactive" support, and she's still pay Nahla's private school tuition and health insurance. Halle is also pitching $5,000 toward Gabriel's attorney's fees, and she'll pay additional child support if she makes more than $1.95 million in a year.
Halle and Gabriel will also be required to let each other know of their annual income information, which will include complete income and expense declarations, tax returns, and profit and loss statements.
The deal appears to be a win for Halle. Last February, she vented about child support payments, claiming they are "extortion" and allow parents to live a lifestyle "they did not earn."
For years, Halle had tried to get her payments to Gabriel reduced, but to no avail — until now.
"I feel I can speak on [child support payments] as I've been paying it for a decade now," she wrote on Instagram in early February. "I feel if a woman or man is having to pay child support that is way more than the reasonable needs to help SUPPORT the child, I think that is wrong."
"I understand some parents (man or woman) may need help, but I also feel that in these modern times both men and women have the responsibility to financially take care of their children and work hard and make every effort to do so," she continued. "The way many laws are set up people are allowed to USE children in order to be awarded money to live a lifestyle that not only they did not earn but that is way above and beyond the child's reasonable needs, and that is 'THE WRONG' and where I see the abuse. The laws are outdated and no longer reflect the modern world."