Halle Berry used a pseudonym to file for divorce from Olivier Martinez on Tuesday, Oct. 27, according to the divorce documents.
The papers, obtained by TMZ, show that the Oscar-winning actress, 49, used the alias Hal Maria when she filed for divorce from Martinez. While Hal is short for Halle, Maria is the actress’ middle name. TMZ also reported that Berry used an alias due to “privacy reasons,” and cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split.
The X-Men star’s lawyer, Steve Kolodny, also listed the couple’s 2-year-old son, Maceo, under the alias Mac Martin
Martinez counter-filed on Tuesday, also citing irreconcilable differences.
The French actor, 49, and Berry first met on the set of Dark Tide in 2010, and secretly got engaged the following year.
The couple announced their split on Tuesday in a joint statement to Us Weekly.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce,” they told Us. “We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus for what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life, and we hope that you respect our, and most importantly our children’s privacy, as we go through this difficult period.”
Us Weekly broke the news of the couple’s engagement in January 2012. They tied the knot in July 2013 at the Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France.