Halle Berry was told she had one of the ‘worst cases’ of an STD. It was actually perimenopause.

“My doctor had no knowledge and didn’t prepare me. That’s when I knew, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve got to use my platform, I have to use all of who I am and I have to start making a change and a difference for other women’.” 

In recent years, Berry has utilised her fame to advocate for midlife change, telling Women’s Health last year that she’s “solidly in” her “womanhood” as she embraces perimenopause.

“I am challenging everything I thought I knew about menopause,” she said. “Things like: ‘Your life is over.’ ‘You are disposable.’ ‘Society no longer has a place for you.’ ‘You should retire.’ ‘You should pack it up’.”

Berry and Hunt confirmed their relationship in September 2020, however, they reportedly started dating months before, according to People.

Berry was previously married to French actor Olivier Martinez, whom she shares a son, Maceo, with. The two split in 2015.

She also has a daughter, Nahla, from a previous relationship with Gabriel Aubry.

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