Olivier Martinez confirms engagement to Halle Berry, report says
Olivier Martinez has reportedly confirmed that he is engaged to actress Halle Berry.
The actor was speaking to the press in Miami, Florida, to promote his new South Beach restaurant Villa Azur, which opened on March 10.
When asked by reporters if he was engaged to the Academy Award-winning star, Martinez said according to a site owned by The Miami Herald, "Yes, of course it's true."
Reports of the couple's engagement first surfaced in January when magazines quoted a spokesperson for jewelry designer Gurhan as saying that Martinez gave Berry a diamond and emerald engagement ring. Their spokespeople had no immediate comment on the report.
However, Martinez also told reporters that Gurhan wasn't the one who designed the ring.
"There is a jeweler taking credit for doing the ring and it's a lie! They have nothing to do with this," Martinez said.
Martinez said the real designer of the ring was Robert Mazlo. Mazlo is a jeweler from Martinez's Saint Germain-des-Pres neighborhood in Paris. Martinez called the designer, "a real artist."
Berry, 45, and Martinez, 46, met on the set of the movie "Dark Tide" around the summer of 2010 and have been photographed together several times at celebrity events and in public since then.
Berry has been married twice before and has a 3-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. The two are currently in a custody battle over the child. The actress and David Justice, a baseball player, were married for more than four years in the 1990s. Berry then wed singer Eric Benet in 2001. They divorced almost four years later.
Martinez, known for his role in films such as "Unfaithful" and "Taking Lives," dated singer Kylie Minogue for four years before they broke up in 2007.