LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11 / CNS) - Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and her husband, actor Olivier Martinez, announced today they are getting divorced after two years of marriage.
The couple have a 2-year-old son, Maceo.
According to a joint statement obtained by TMZ.com, the couple said they made the decision "with a heavy heart."
"We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus for what is best for our son," according to the couple's statement. "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
The divorce will be the third for the 49-year-old Berry, who was previously married to former Major League Baseball player David Justice and singer Eric Benet. She also has a 6-year-old daughter with Gabriel Aubry.
Berry and Martinez were sued last week by a Los Angeles International Airport worker who claims Martinez struck him with a child's car seat in January.
The suit claims that Ronaldo Owens was working at LAX when Berry and Martinez arrived from a flight with the actress' children about 1:45 p.m. on Jan. 4. They were being escorted by law enforcement officers through a corridor used for high-profile passengers.
The corridor was filled with paparazzi taking photos of the couple, and Owens was standing to their left and was not obstructing them, the suit states.
Nonetheless, Martinez "abruptly turned towards Ronaldo and brutally and intentionally charged at Ronaldo using an empty child's car seat he held in his hands as a weapon, striking Ronaldo to the ground with the seat and causing Ronaldo humiliation and injury," the suit alleges.
Images of the incident were published on YouTube and other Internet sites, according to the plaintiff's court papers.