Halle Berry reveals her 50s are her happiest and most content decade

The actress, now 55, feels she has a good work/life balance now she's older

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Halle Berry has revealed now that she's reached her 50s she's finally managed to create a good balance between her work and personal life.

A woman famed for not only her incredible career but also her incredible complexion, when Halle Berry shared her all time favorite skincare tool, sales went through the roof.

The Monster's Ball actress, who spent the majority of her 40s away from the limelight while she raised her two children, says she's content that she can now have family time, and still work in Hollywood. 

Halle, 55, whose latest film, Bruised, sees her play an MMA fighter, also reveals that even though she had a successful career in her 30s she craved a family and children.

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“In my 30s, I was so focused on career, but I had a desire to have children and be a mother. So I felt I was lacking something,' Halle told AARP magazine.

“In my 40s, I took the decade to be at home and have children and be a mom. But my career was lacking—I longed to be back at work. Now, in my 50s I’ve got my babies, my career, and finally have love in a real, meaningful way. For the first time in my life, everything is firing on all cylinders.”

She also went on to clear up her relationship status, confirming she hasn't married her partner Van Hunt— but they have had a commitment ceremony.

While the Oscar-winning actress explained how she started her relationship with Van in an unusual way. “Because of COVID, we spent four months talking on the phone," she said.

"We were forced to only let our brains connect and discover if we had a connection before our bodies decided to get involved. I fell in love with him before I even met him."

Halle, who has 7.5 million followers on Instagram, uses the platform to share her life - which sometimes includes her workouts too. At 55 she's got an incredible body so when to Halle Berry shared her secrets to getting her signature rock hard abs—fitness fans took note!

The star's Sweaty Betty collection dropped last year too -  made up of 22 different activewear pieces, they take their name from some of Halle Berry's most famous roles, including Leticia, Patience, Storm, and Jinx - with prices ranging from $68 to $298 (£55 to £225). 

Sarah Finley

Sarah is a freelance journalist - writing about the royals and celebrities for Woman & Home, fitness and beauty for the Evening Standard and how the world of work has changed due to the pandemic for the BBC. 


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