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Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are reportedly expecting a baby boy following a telling statement recently made by the French actor.
Martinez, 47, was asked about his plans for fatherhood while on the red carpet in Paris on Wednesday and the film star referred to his unborn child as "my son" fueling speculation that Berry, 46, is expecting a boy. The couple announced their pregnancy news in April.
"My son will be an American, but I remain French," Martinez told People magazine.
Berry, who shares 5-year-old daughter Nahla with her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, first began dating Martinez in 2010 just months after splitting up with the Canadian model. In 2012 the couple announced their engagement.
In a 2010 interview with talk show host Wendy Williams, Berry remained coy about the prospect of having another child.
"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.
While some critics suspected that the Hollywood starlet may have used In vitro fertilization (IVF) to get pregnant, it is understood that she actually conceived naturally. She is rumored to be at least 20 weeks along in her pregnancy.
"[Halle] is feeling great. It's a very exciting time. This happened naturally – everyone is really happy," a source said.
Berry, who has been married twice, once infamously swore off ever walking down the aisle again while speaking to Oprah in 2004. She was previously married to David Justice and Eric Benét.
"I will never marry again. I mean it with every bone in my body," Berry told Oprah.
The actress evidently had a change of heart with a source revealing that falling in love with Martinez changed her perspective.
"[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.