Although one of the world’s most beautiful women, Halle Berry, has been entangled in a very public custody battle with her child’s father, the stunning Hollywood beauty makes it utterly clear her focus is on raising their precious daughter Nahla.

“It is just joy, it’s joy,” Berry, 44, said Friday night at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards. “I wouldn’t say it’s the hardest work I do, I would say it’s the best work I do.” (Source)

Berry, who won the award for outstanding actress for her work on “Frankie & Alice,” says she hopes Nahla, who tuns 3 this month, is inspired by her mom someday.

“I hope she’s proud of me,” says Berry. “I’m sure she won’t like everything I’ve done, but I hope she will appreciate that I dared to be myself and always did what I believed in. I hope those are qualities that I pass on to her.”

Wonder how proud she’s going to be when she watches mommy & Billy Bob Thornton in “Monster’s Ball” for the first time.

BONUS: Check out 10+ pics of Halle Berry and little Nahla enjoying some quality mommy and me time at Central Park and the FAO Schwarz toy store earlier this week in New York City below.

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