In the nasty custody battle between Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry, officials from the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services are suggesting that the former couple take parenting classes - TOGETHER.
The two will be back in court today to find out if Halle's request to strip visitation rights of their three-year-old daughter Nahla from Aubry will be granted.
It all started Halle's nanny is claimed that she and Aubry got into an altercation over Nahla missing school. She says that he shoved her, WHILE Nahla was in her arms, which caused her to hit her head on a wall.
Last Friday, social workers interviewed both Aubry and Berry and are not only suggesting they take parenting classes together, but also that Nahla receives counseling.
An insider says:
"[The joint interviews] were to get these two in the same room and recognize that all of this fighting, is hurting their daughter. It was an emotionally charged interview as Gabriel feels that he can't do anything right, and there is reason to believe his concerns. Social workers have written an extensive report that will be given to the judge for his consideration, and that report will recommend that no changes in custody be made. The report recommends that Halle and Gabriel attend parenting classes together, so that they can co-parent Nahla together. The classes will give them the tools to work through their issues, and hopefully become better parents for it.
[The investigation] remains open while Gabriel and Halle take the parenting classes and to ensure that Nahla's safety and well-being continue. Gabriel absolutely wants to work with Halle, and that hasn't happened, so he is hopeful that can happen now.
Of course, Gabe doesn't like being accused of hurting his child or anyone, but he knows the truth and that he didn't do anything the nanny has accused him of. He wants to take this negative and turn it into a positive so that he can be the best father for Nahla."
At least he's willing to work it out. That's really all anyone can ask for.
If Halle and Gabriel just continue to have open and honest communication with each other than these problems should be a thing of the past.
Come on, guys. Isn't Nahla more important??
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