Written by Matt Stacey:
ROMANCE ALERT! Halle reunites with an old flame ― Does he NOT make the perfect boyfriend?!
There's this (fairly) new trend going around with not just rich Hollywood couples going 'splits-ville', but also with rich (AND not-so-rich) California couples in general who have kids and have decided to break up...
I call it the 'Ease Out, Baby' Divorce Procedure'.
And I totally support it. And so should you.
Divorce is brutal on you and your spouse. But it can be TRAUMATIZING to your kids.
So instead of throwing things at each other in front of the little ones, you decide to call it 'quits' and have a counselor help you both s l o w l y break up while reassuring the youngsters it has nothing to do with them and that this is something which occurs between adults.
Uh, very often actually.
Counselors even encourage you to take a few trips together, with the kids, during this procedure as you let them know daddy will still be in their lives, just not as frequently.
Newest Case In Point: Oliver Martinez and Halle Berry.
Halle and her husband, Olivier Martinez, announced they were divorcing last Fall, but they have still managed to remain amicable for the sake of their shared 2 year old son, Maceo.
The couple (along with Halle’s 8 year old daughter Nahla) recently visited Puerto Vallarta for a little R 'n R, and to probably help the divorce go smoother for the kids.
I have non-famous friends in LA who have done the same thing, and believe me these vacations can turn, "Daddy, I hate you and wish you were dead!" into, "Daddy, I love you and I understand you'll still be coming over... just not staying overnight in the same room with Mommy."
So yes, Halle and Oliver, doin' it with style and grace. 'Cause that's how they roll.
A. Oddly unemotional (almost robotic) and..
B. Have shit-tons of money and...
C. Are still young and pretty enough to hold ZERO resentments towards the asshole who just threw away all your youth and beauty on his 24 year old secretary, "Jennifer'.
If you possess none of the above, then... yeah... all bets are off.