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Actress Halle Berry was on Wednesday, November 11th’s “The Tyra Show” to promote her new perfume, Halle. While on the show, Halle expressed that she thinks it’s “horrifying”  when people recognize her 19-month-old daughter first.

“That part of it has become horrifying. We were at the San Diego aquarium and a woman comes up and my daughter is playing with her daughter and the lady said, ‘Wait a minute, Is that Nahla?’ and I looked at the woman and she goes, ‘Oh my God and you’re Halle Berry, but I recognized your daughter first.’ And I wanted to melt, I was so distraught.”

“The paparazzi now they have no sense, it’s crazy and what there [sic] doing to children, it’s just not right. I know nobody has a lot of sympathy for celebrity because we are blessed in so many ways, but these children should not be subjected to this kind of scrutiny, be objectified, be hunted down, its just flat out wrong.”

By the way, Nahla is not named after “The Lion King,” but after Halle’s African heritage.

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  1. Wow the lack of compassion here is amazing! I pray that even though you are not necessarily a celebrity, that no sick-o decides to follow you or your child around, taking photographs, pretty much stalking you. Trust this has happened to common folks and the end results for some were not favorable. So too hear that she choose this lifestyle, means that she chooses to have a life where she lives in fear for her child. Yes celebrities are aware of the lifestyles and all that comes with it, but come on now they too are human with fears just like the rest of us. My heavens! To each its own!

  2. All I have to say is Haterz!!!
    and…she was probably horrified bc a stranger walked up to her child and called her by name, little kids get taken every day bc they think this person knows them or is a friend of the family bc they know their name. And the paps are crazy they don’t care about kids they’ll get in their faces too; try to offer them candy say little phrases just to get reaction out of the kids, push each other over making the environment hostile just to get a shot. She shouldn’t have to keep Nahla locked up in the house. it doesn’t matter anyway, they use lenses that’ll get you in your backyard or follow you to your destination when you leave. And it didn’t use to be like this. society has gone celeb crazy and that includes babies. 5 years ago she would have had the baby and we wouldn’t have known her name or seen her until she was 10. we love Denzel but no one is stalking his kids and none of you can tell me you remember his wife pregnant.

  3. I GUESS IT CANT BE BOTH WAYS, WHEN ITS A P.R. AND YOU WELCOME THEIR PRESENCE, WHEN OF COURSE YOU CLAIM PRIVAVCY, PAPS BELIEVE THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO “WORK” ANY TIME

  4. Caramel, you are reaching much in what you perceive to be Halle’s intent with Benet’s child.

    Nice song you quote, but as I understood the history, and hell none of us were in the bedrooms and byways of these peoples lives to really know the scoop on what went down, but the man confessed and later retracted to being a sex addict….

    Daddy issues do not excuse a cheating man….

    As far as using the term “horriyfing” …a bit overtly emotive, but I’ll excuse her that–

  5. She didn’t feel this way when she was happily prancing India Jordan (age 9-11) around Hollyweird. When we last saw them together in Nov. 03 Halle was smiling and enjoying the attention from the paps and India was not smiling at all and appeared rattled. All Halle ever did was exploit her step mommy role in the media to make peep believe that she is a great parent. After all she told the media she adopted India when that was a lie. If it was true, she’d be paying child support and she’ll have visitation rights. A great parent doesn’t need public affirmation. I’m sure the reason why India never appeared on any red carpets prior to the breakup was because of dad, Eric Benet knowing it was not good for her. If you look on wireimage website you’ll see India didn’t appear on a red carpet until Sept. 04 at the Mr. 3000 movie premiere then a year later at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. By then she was about 11 or 12. If Halle had her way, India would have been pimped out to the media at every red carpet and perhaps “acting” by now.

    Check out Eric’s song, Love Patience & Time it reads:

    I knew a girl, a pretty girl, but her daddy never loved her
    She wondered why every guy left her out in the cold
    What daddy did she must forgive before her heart grows colder
    And all the love she’s dreaming of, maybe then she will know

    Yeah, we’ve got stories and people to blame for our lives
    No, don’t get lost in that circle
    Don’t you know that’s a lie?
    The only way is to leave the past behind

    Hmmm sounds like Halle entire novel fo sho.

  6. HALLE SAID NAHLA WAS PLAYING WITH THE LADY’S CHILD, SO HOW IS SOMEONE BOTHERING THEM?LAWDY. WHY IS IT SO HORRIFYING THAT PEEPS RECOGNIZE NAHLA FIRST?LMAO. HALLE WANTS ALL THE ATTENTION FOR HERSELF. WELL SAID TERI……….HALLE SERIOUSLY HAVE ISSUES, BEEN SAYING THAT FOR SOME TIME NOW. THE WAY SHE DRESSES NAHLA, SHE NEED TO KEEP HER IN THE HOUSE ANYWAY. WHO CARES IF SHE WAS NAMED AFTER NAHLA IN THE LION KING OR NOT. NAHLA IS AFRICAN NAME HALLE, YET U NAMED HER AFTER UR AFRICAN HERTIAGE,LMAO,PLZ.

  7. You idiots! Halle is afraid that her child becoming famous could make her a target for kidnappers or some lunatic hurting her because they want to be famous or they hear voices telling them that if they hurt her child Halle will love them.

    Obviously there is not one good mother among you idiots.

    • You sound crazy. If she’s so concerned about her child, then she needs to keep her hidden like other celebs do or quit the industry. What in the h-e-double hockey sticks does our parenting have to do with Halle and her kid. WE are not in the industry, and if we decided to be in the industry, we would have enough sense to know that paps are part of the business. Please go somewhere and relax. Thank you.

    • Hey Gymo the smart one!!!

      Really??? You don’t say so!! Celebrity children get stolen well talk to the millions of “regular” parents whose children get taken each year! As a parent of a 9 year old that is always a concern of mine and trust me I do not have Halle Berry’s $! There are sick people in the world that want to harm children, famous or not! So you seriously need to check yourself before you get on here and blast us. Oddly enough Nahla is safer than our children because her mother has the resources to keep her behind a gated community with heavy security! It’s understood why she would be concerned however she is always so over the top about it. That’s what annoys me about her behaviour, there are tons of other celebrities with children who manage to enjoy their life and you never see their children. I am suggesting that she keeps the child locked up, no! But she simply needs to chill and spend some of those millions to keep her safe, that’s the solution to her concerns!!!!

  8. As some have all ready stated, it was a very, very long time before we saw Suri Cruise in public. How do they and others manage to keep their child out the limelight?

  9. Oh Halle, cut the freaking dramatics! I’m so sick of looking at her damn SOUR face!!! When promoting a movie she is all smiles (to the tune of 7 million dollars) but aside from that she is a seriously miserable old hag! No offense Halle fans but you can see the distress on her face and I just don’t feel bad for her at ALL. Deal with it or go find a desk job where nobody cares about you or your family!! The papparazzi are PIGS not question about it but she makes such a big deal about a few pictures!!! She’s aging faster than my 90 year old grandma and should focus on and enjoying her fading years because sooner than later she will be old and wishing someone would take picture!!!!!!!

  10. I loves me some Halle but, uhm, having a hard time feeling in sympathy here for her.

    I would totally understand her dismay with the paps if they were obnoxiously harrassing her and/or placing Nahla in harms way to get their shoots. If the paps are doing this on the regular to her and Nahla, then Halle has every right to be outraged.

    Now, if she’s simply complaining about the execessive amount of exposure she and Nahla receive from the press, then this is where my sympathy ends. First, if Halle did not want her child to be photographed so much then she needs to start miminizing her exposure. (There are many, many celeb kids that I almost never, ever see in the press; there folks make sure to protect them as much as possible.)

    Whenever you see Halle, you see Nahla. Halle is a mega-star and press coverage comes with the territory. If she wants, Nahla to be seen less then perhaps she should leave her home sometimes. Or have Nahla travel with a nanny or relative to throw off the paps.

    Frankly, since Halle hasn’t had a hit movie in a loong minute, I think she should just be happy that the paps still even care what she is doing.

  11. HALLE IS A PAIN IN A#@ ALWAYS COMPAINING, WHO GOES TO SEE HER MOVIES, TO BUTCHY, ALL SHE THINKS ABOUT HER LOOKS, TO VAINY, MOVE ON

  12. I love Halle, but she knows this business. She’s not a newcomer. She should stop acting so naive in thinking that the press/fans should not recognize her child. She is the biggest super star on the planet and as a result, so is her daughter. No, it’s not cute when they bombard her, and I don’t think they should, but for her to get upset… she needs to look at who she is and deal with it.

  13. Halle, doll I’m a fan but truly….get over it. As long as they keep a safe distance, do not trespass or shout foul hurtful things at the child being a celeb especially now with the celeb baby obsession that child will be photographed! Now again, Nahla’s about to be 2 can she walk?

  14. So Halle was shocked and filled with distaste that her daughter was recognized by an ordinary mom at the aquarium. Nahla’s mom is a icon in the film industry. Halle’s love story has been so tragic, so to see her overcome two messy divorces, abuse, and finally find love is celebrity news.

    Trust me, if Halle wants privacy, she and Gabriel have enough money to achieve it. Celebrities that want to hide their children from the public go to extreme measures to do so and it is rare for the photographers to catch them weekly on a daily outing.

    I believe in the past, Black celebrities didn’t have crossover audiences so the demand for their family pictures were not there. We used to have to seek the monthly Ebony, weekly Jet, or similar magazines to see family photos of our favorite Black celebrities and their kids.

  15. Some people would be grateful to have as much money and fame as Halle and for someone to want to take a picture of their baby.

  16. The only thing you have to worry about is photographers taking pictures of your baby. To me Halle sounds arrogant there is children in the world who are starving and she is “horrified” because someone knew her baby. She should be “horrified” by the conditions some children grow up in and not someone recognizing her child.

    • That would be “full time” horror. Her first concern is her own child. Any parent in today’s society needs to be very concerned about any activity with someone unfamiliar, as well as some who are familiar, interacting with your children. People are a trip. when it comes to the safety of your children, you can never be too sensitive.

  17. I can understand Halle from a mother’s perspective, but saying she was “horrified” is a little dramatic. I’m not a celeb and there are people who recognize my son from seeing him with other family members. That doesn’t make me horrified, maybe surprised, but certainly not horrified. She’s been in the game for awhile so she should know people are going to recognize her child.

  18. MOVE!! If it’s that serious and she is that terrified then move!! If it was my child and I was “terrified” then I would move there is an aquarium in every state! Please!! Celebrities do it all the time.

    • Are you serious?! MOVE..WTH?! She shouldn’t have to uproot her life because people are invading her space. Within the last 10 years the media has lost its damn mind. She is a human who deserves privacy like everyone else. Where is she suppose to move to…there are paparazzi willing to be in every state! (insert scarcasm)

      • Thank you KOURTNEI. People have been on silly pills I think. I don’t know why they just wait to give Halle grief. The woman can’t help it because she rich AND fine. LOL

  19. I disagree with Halle and the people who agrees with her. First, blackcelebritykids.com would not exist if those photographers did not take pics of celebrity kids. Do I agree that some of photographers go to the extreme I think Halle is a drama queen. The kids were playing together. I could not understand if the lady with the kid recognize Halle first then her daughter. Maybe, Halle should move to a different country.

  20. COME ON HALLE…REALLY…LETS SAY DRAAAAH MA! JUST SOMETHING

    SENSITIVE TO SAY TO PASS THE TIME ON TYRA’S COUCH. THERE ARE

    SEVERAL FAMOUS KIDS OFCELEBRITIES THAT MANAGE TO KEEP THEIR KIDS

    OUT OF THE LIMELIGHT.

    SAY DAVID BOWIE AND IMAN…..BRAGELINA HAS EVEN MANAGED BETTER WITH

    THE TWINS. IF IT REALLY IS THAT IMPORTANT YOU CAN DO MORE TO LIMIT

    NAHLA’S EXPOSURE. BUT YOU ARE NO DUMMY. SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL AND

    EXOTIC LOOKING CHILD SO IT DOES HELP TO STAY IN THE NEWS.

  21. i disagree with halle. of course ppl will recognize nahla she is always with her mom. if she want her out of the publics eye then protect her privacy more. there are celebrities out there that we dont even see their kids let alone know they have kids. come on halle i think she over reacted. that what you get when you become a star ppl are fascinated with you and youre offsprings.

  22. Hmmm… I understand where Halle is coming from… HOWEVER, let’s keep in mind that she is a celebrity. And thats not to say that she doesnt deserve privacy just as welll as the next.

    Hell, if regular people were famous, then their offspring would be recognized just as well. And hey, ‘common folk’ are posting pics of their whole brood all over myspace, facebook, etc….

    But it seems as if it was purely innocent… the girls were playing together….

    I saw Nicole Ari Parker and her fam @ The State Fair of Texas, and she wasnt all shocked and appalled that I recognized her and said hello.

  23. Halle Berry does make a valid point. It is one thing that the paps taking pictures of you and your daughter nonstop. I would be really uneasey if a complete stranger acknoledge my child before they did me. Although, Halle Berry should cut back with Nahla being with her all the time out in public. There are certain celebrities who choose to keep there children out of the limelight until they get older. I think Halle should do the same thing.

  24. I agree totally to certain existence. Let her daughter have a normal life, which will keep her grounded has she grows older. I think she’s fascinated with the paparazzi, she often smiles at them. I’m not sure if the paparazzi are calling her name. Halle have to realize that it’s a gamble you have to take being a celeb, you can’t smile and be graceful with the paparazzi when you have upcoming events, and promotions, and then flip the script with an attitude on your personal down time, that’s part of taking the bitter with the sweet.

  25. I think it was crazy for Halle to be ” distraught ” that her daughter was recognized before her. Halle has to remember that its not only Halle now, she has a daughter that will be recognized too !!! Thats just crazy for her to be distraught over something so damn minor !!!!

    As far as the paparazzi and taking pics 24/7 as it seems like they do from all of the pics on the Internet – that is a fact of celebrity life that they can never avoid unless they never leave their home.

    What I wonder about is: why is it always Halle and Nahla being photographed? Where is Gabriel at during all of these mother/daughter outings? I never see Gabriel and Halle being ‘ loving’ towards eachother in any of the RARE pics of Gabriel/Halle/Nahla – why ???? Are they even a REAL COUPLE or did they just get together to have a child together – Hmmmm……

  26. Of course Nahla is being recognized, even if I had only seen three or four pictures of her, I would know who she is. The woman was obviously looking at the baby, not Halle, that’s why she recognized her first. What does Halle expect? I don’t blame her for wanting to protect her child, but this is something she can’t help. The world is interested in Nahla because SHE is a star, because SHE earns millions of dollars, because SHE has a lot of other advantages that we anonymous people haven’t. This is a little price to pay, I think.

    Why was she horrified? Did the other mommy try to strangle Nahla? I don’t think so. I have the impression Halle is not always very nice to people she meets, like when she was rude to this person in a store who was genuinely correcting Nahla who saw Halle on a magazine. Besides, for one person who recognizes Nahla, nine would probably not, as I know a lot of people who aren’t interested at all in celebrities and babies.

    • I agree with you Solene. I think Halle can be a nasty person at times as was evidenced the time that she did the hit and run episode. There are reasons behind the facts of her well publicized failed marriages and relationships with men.

      She also doesn’t seem like the type that has any or many close female friends…it’s just Halle’s Mom, Nahla and Halle in Halle’s world. Kind of how it was for her after her Mom divorced Halle’s Dad and raised her and her siblings alone.

      Just speculating.

    • I totally agree and in addition having a white father and Nahla having darker skin, people are going to look… Now some papparazzi just dont care and go too far.

  27. You can’t have everything you want. After all Life isn’t fair now is it.She’s got the Fame and Money but not the privacy.You can’t have it all. No one has a perfect life. You gotta take the good with the bad.That’s just LIFE. No Exceptions.

    • Yep, you’re right! But people like Halle and Beyonce, DO want it all! Halle knew what she was signing up for when she became a celeb. She wants the VIP attention and the mega money, but is just now realizing that she (nor anyone related to her) will ever have the privacy of a normal person again! SMH!

  28. as much as i luv me some halle, she needs to chill . it’s such a joy to see the kids of celebs grow up, especially the ones of your favorite stars. she needs to think about the fans and let it go a little bit.

  29. hmmm, jealous halle? lol, girl what do you expect? i would think a veteran celeb like halle would be used to this by now…

    • I highly doubt that (jealousy) more like feeling like Nahla is not for public consumption, but more like “private property” Don’t blame her a bit.

      • I totally agree with you. I don’t think it has anything to do with her being jealous. And those who are saying that sound so stupid. Yes, celebrities are blessed when it comes to the fame and fortune, etc. But just because they’re celebrities, does that mean they can’t want normal lives for their children, especially when they’re that young? I mean put yourself (those who believe she’s jealous) in her shoes. How many stories have we been hearing about the paparazzi being overly aggressive lately? No. Do you really think they have regards at to the child’s safety over getting a picture worth thousands…which may be their only source of income? No. Being a mother myself, I definitely understand where she’s coming from…and not saying that I can relate to this particular situation, just that I can understand her being a little overprotective and worried about her child’s well-being and safety.

        • She did say the other day on the TYRA BANKS SHOW That she hates that she has to keep yelling at the press not to use the flash on her baby. I certanly don’t think that Halle has any of these silly problems about her own daughter that some above are suggesting. She may have been use to the cameras on herself, but this is the first time that she is a mother, so she wasn’t really prepared for this. She and her daughter are beautiful. I think she works hard to allow us to see pictures of her daughter, yet to keep the press from overdoing it. Flashes are certanly scary to an unsuspecting child.

        • guess you missed the sarcasm….

          but still wouldnt she realize that once she becomes a mother EVERYBODY will know? meaning her child would be known…

          • Knowing and experiencing are quite far apart sometimes. She allowed pictures of the little girl, but she shouldn’t have to keep asking the media not to use flashes. That would frighten the child at this point. Some people just don’t know who far to go; you know like the pressman and Mike Tyson incident the other day.

  30. A celebrity is in the public eye. Has it not been this way forever??? It comes with the territory. Each one of these celebrities made a decision to be in the spotlight. I think that those that are behind the scenes have the best of both worlds. In her defense I do feel that the papparazi has over stepped it’s bounds on many occasions.

    • But see that’s the thing,the celebrity(parent) not the child chose that. You can see in alot of pictures taken that Nahla doesn’t want to be photographed. Its ashame the child can’t wake up from a nap without cameras all in her face.

      And the incident with the lady would have freaked me out too. I mean she was having mommy-daughter time with her child, very unwork related, and a complete stranger id’s her child before her. Never mind her profession, that’s creepy. Imagine you were shopping and some random woman came and addressed your child by name before even speaking to you! That’s too close for comfort!

  31. I truly can understand Halle’s concern for the safety of her baby. It’s unfortunate that high profiled celebrities like herself, have no privacy whatsoever in the public eye. We know that comes with the territory, but when you have your child with you, and you are surrounded by paparazzi as well as fans, it’s a constant worry for their safety. Knowing that Nahla can walk, I don’t blame her for carrying her around to try and protect her while they are out and about. With the new anti-paparazzi law that passed in California, and hopefully will pass elsewhere, the celebrities may have a better chance at walking around freely without being harrassed.

  32. I agree with Halle. Much as I love to see pics of celeb babies, we must give them some space. Very few of us know what it’s like to live our lives in a fishbowl – no one deserves that. These guys can never switch off as all they do is deemed to be for public consumption. We need to learn more empathy & to dignify others. Their being in the limelight doesn’t negate their humanity. And their kids have as much a right as anyone else’s to be kids. We need to re-evaluate our values & how we treat & view each other.

  33. Halle, what are you distraught over? That your daughter is getting the attention first, and then you second? Your child, Suri Cruise, Will Smith’s kids, Heidi and Seal’s children, etc …. all the world knows who they are because they are children of celebrities. You guys are the STARS. Everyone knows the STARS and their progeny. Sorry sister, but that is how it goes. You have the world in the palm of your hand, a multi million dollar bank account- you are very well known and your family too. OH, the price we pay for money and fame!!!

  34. Everyone wants to protect their child and I can understand that but if you are a celebrity you have to try that much harder to keep your child safe. Lots of celebrity kids go through this why would she be a acception. I’m sure she knew what came along with the territory when she got pregnant. So whats the big fuss about.

  35. Sorry I don’t agree Halle. Beng a celebrity it comes with the territory, you know that. Besides it’s not like anybody is hurting the child. There just taking pictures.

    • Ebony we should all learn to live by the “golden rule” -would you really want your child photographed unexectedly, on end,hounded and harassed like what I am seeing with some paps out here. I am not talking the occasional pic, I am talking stalking–pure exploitation of kids who did not sign up for anything.

      I don’t blame Halle one bit. But according to some faulty logic I guess people who choose to entertain us with their gifts, be it acting, singing, sports, etc and make the world mostly a better or at least more enjoyable place should resign themselves from being treated as human beings with feeling and a certain measure of privacy and decorum.

      • I truly agree! Paying the price of a movie ticket, cd or book doesn’t give us the right to forget our home training. It’s bad enough that they run down the celebs themselves at every possible intersection. But hounding the kids is – imho – unforgivable.

      • BB, I’m sorry but it comes with the territory whether we, they like it or not. I know I wouldn’t want anyone photographing me or my child everywhere I go, thus I would not pick the entertainment business as my career. These celebs KNOW THIS when they sign up for the gig. I’m sorry, but while I sympathize with them as far as a lack of privacy, the world doesn’t always spin the axis we’d like. That’s life.

        If people stopped being so celebrity driven, following these strangers every move, i.e. Twitter, MySpace (if that’s still being used) or Facebook, maybe the paps wouldn’t be in service. It’s called profit and demand.

      • Oh, BB, I’m not talking about the crazy paps that endanger the celebs and/or their children. Many of them are rabid. I’m talking about the ones who spot a celeb at Mr. Chows. All the celebs seem to like to eat their and that is their right, but they KNOW the papa are going to be their in droves, so what can you say?

    • Latifah, that is the behavior I am disgusted with most. Not those celeb photogs who catch them at a public functions or events and similar–heck I am not famous but if I am out at a local NAACP event in my town–my mug might even be splashed on some local paper spotlighting the event…I’ll just have to get over it.

      But distinctions need to be made. It is the rabid, insistent, and sometimes dangerous actions of some of these paps, especially when it comes to the kids–don’t get me started. They are too close, sometimes blocking paths, coming on to personal propety & more–just to get a shot. Is it really that serious–for the love of money–how sad.

      I wasnt a fan, but I partly blame the rabid paps for Princess Diana’s death some years back, yeah, I know there were other factors, but the rabid paps were still part and parcel to that whole tragedy.

    • I agree! I love Halle, but she is not a newcomer to this business. She is the biggest star on the planet and as a result, so is her daughter. Yes, the press could ease up and not bombard her. But she chose this life… and this life unfortunately IS her daughter’s life. So, deal with it.

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