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Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez Name Newborn Baby In Honor of Actor's Father

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By Benge Nsenduluka , CP Reporter
October 8, 2013|8:10 am
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    Actress Halle Berry and her boyfriend French actor Olivier Martinez attend the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills, California, October 23, 2010.

Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez welcomed the birth of a baby boy on Saturday and reports claim the couple named him Maceo Robert Martinez.

The newborn's name, which was popular during the 9th through the 14th century, reportedly originates from Spain and Martinez's father, Robert, is believed to be Spanish. The couple, who wed on July 13, are said to have selected their son's middle name in honor of his grandfather, according to TMZ.com.

Berry, 47, reportedly gave birth to her second child at L.A.'s Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Martinez, 47, was reportedly present for the birth of his son as was Berry's 5-year-old daughter Nahla, from a previous relationship.

"Olivier hasn't left Halle's side. Nahla visited her baby brother earlier today," a source told People magazine.

The Academy award-winning actress first began dating Martinez, who is a French actor, in 2010 just months after ending her 4-year relationship with Nahla's father, Canadian model, Gabriel Aubry, 38. The pair, who met on the set of "Dark Tide," announced their engagement in 2012.

"She has called him 'The One,' " Sophie Dulac, president of the Champs-Elysées Film Festival, reportedly said. "She's said she never expected to meet this Frenchman, to fall in love like she has."

Berry was previously married to baseball player David Justice in the early 1990s and to singer Eric Benét in the early 2000s. Although she had initially sworn off getting married for a third time, Martinez reportedly changed her views.

"[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.

In a 2010 interview with talk show host Wendy Williams, Berry, who conceived both children naturally, remained coy about the prospect of having a second 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 added.

 

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