We should have known.
When it was announced that Katherine Heigl was
returning to Grey's Anatomy replacing Halle Berry in the flick New Year's Eve, we were positive Halle's departure had to do with her ongoing, vicious custody battle.
We were right.
According to sources, Halle dropped out of the flick because her baby daddy Gabriel Aubry refused to travel with her to New York and watch Nahla while she filmed. Apparently, there was money set aside for Gabriel in Halle's contract for just this reason, but even with the trip fully paid for, Gabriel refused to go. So, Halle pulled out, not wanting to be away for her child, even for two weeks. As one source explains:
"When Gabriel refused to go, that became a factor in her decision to pull out of the film because she didn't feel right leaving Nahla. No job is that important to Halle. Nahla comes first."
But wait…what about a nanny? Couldn't she have just hired one to watch Nahla while she worked? She's not the only mother on this movie! We're sure something could have been arranged.
Oh wait… If she did that then how could she once again claim she felt "unsafe" leaving Nahla in her father's care! Now we get it! It's all about the slander.
We're sure Gabe's refusal to go was attempt to send a very definitive message to Halle- the guy can't be bought. That's too bad, actually. Maybe if he could be bought, she would have paid him off already and all this ugliness would end.
Boy do we wish it would end.
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