- REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Halle Berry debuted a very visible baby bump Friday, just hours after it was revealed that the actress is expecting her second child.
Dressed casually in jeans and a coat, the Academy award-winning actress surfaced amongst friends in New York City. Berry is expecting a child with fiance Olivier Martinez.
"We can confirm that Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are expecting a child," her rep told Us magazine. "She's elated."
While some critics suspected that the 46-year-old Hollywood starlet may have used In vitro fertilisation (IVF) to get pregnant, it is understood that she actually conceived naturally. She is rumored to be 15 weeks along in her pregnancy.
"[Halle] is feeling great. It's a very exciting time. This happened naturally – everyone is really happy," a source told People magazine.
In a 2010 interview with talk show host Wendy Williams, Berry remained coy about the prospect of having another child. She has a 5-year-old daughter, Nahla, from a previous relationship with model Gabriel Aubry.
"That's the thing. [My daughter is] asking me. Every night we pray to God, and she's so sweet. She says, 'God, please bring me a bunk bed and a baby sister.' And I say, 'I can do one of those things, I know for sure! The other one we have to keep praying on,'" Berry said.
"What do you say to her when she wants that and can't understand why God's taking so long, you know?" she continued.
Berry first began dating Martinez, 47, in 2010 just months after ending her 4-year relationship with Aubry, 37. The couple, who met on the set of "Dark Tide," announced their engagement in 2012.
"[Halle] had given up on being married, but she trusts Olivier. He makes her feel safe. He's a keeper!" a source previously told Us magazine regarding the couple's engagement.
The marriage will mark Berry's third and Martinez's first.
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