In a new interview actress Halle Berry reveals she has been in therapy for over 30 years following her troubled childhood with abusive alcoholic father.
‘I’ve done therapy on an as-needed basis since I was probably 10 years old…My father was an alcoholic and a very abusive one, and my mother knew the value of providing me with the outlet of an unbiased person to talk to, so I’ve done that all my life when times get stressful. It really helps me deal with stuff.’
Halle is currently in the middle of a custody battle with Gabriel Aubry over daughter Nahla which ultimately resulting in a fistfight between her ex and partner Olivier Martinez.
‘I try really hard not to take my problems out on others and, in order to do that, I tend to mask the bad stuff or deal with it internally – you know, keep my chin up, put on a brave face and just keep going,” she tells Hello magazine. ‘If I do have a problem, I handle it so well that most other people don’t even know about it.’
Sorry to be the one to tell you Halle – but we all know!