Hollywood M.I.L.F. Halle Berry has never publicly addressed her ongoing custody battle with ex boyfriend Gabriel Aubry before, but in an interview with Extra, the 43-year-old Oscar Award winner finally opened up and talked about the court proceedings without giving exact details.

“It’s been a year full of challenges. When there’s a child involved, it’s a relief when you can resolve things in a good way,” Berry said. “Our issues were never about fighting for her. We both know a child needs both her parents.”

She continued, “But what I want to say about it is sometimes, as a couple, you reach an impasse. We need a court and a judge to help us work out some of the delicate issues, and I’m so happy we’ve arrived at that place — because for her sake, this is the best way. We both love her more than life.”

Berry has been entangled in a long custody battle with French-Canadian model Aubry, the father of their 3-year-old daughter, Nahla. The couple split back in April 2010.

Berry recently pulled out of her Broadway debut in the production of “Mountaintop” and the producers had attributed it to her “custody issues.” But PEOPLE claims that a source close to the actress has revealed that the information is incorrect. “She didn’t pull out of the play because of custody issues. She had a conflict of work,” the source said.

The source also talked about the custody battle: “Halle was never going for full custody. That wasn’t what it was about. Whatever the outcome, she wasn’t trying for that. There were just other issues that they couldn’t resolve and therefore the courts had to intervene.”

Hopefully for Nahla’s sake, these two can eventually work something out.

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