Berry and Aubry – who are parents to 4-year-old daughter Nahla – were in court Monday, and the family law judge ordered Berry to pay her ex $20,000 a month in child support payments.
In May, Aubry asked a Los Angeles judge to award him the large monthly sum in order to properly raise Nahla. This is the first time an explicit child support order has been issued in their ongoing case.
But the battle continues. The Monster’s Ball actress recently asked for the court’s permission to move Nahla with her to Paris, where she and her fiancé, French actor Olivier Martinez, hope to reside and escape the American press.
“There are laws like (that) in France, which is the reason I want to go there,” Berry told Extra earlier this year. “Laws that protect children, protect right to privacy. All I want is for my family and myself to have a normal life. When I’m not at work, that’s very important to me.” She added, “It’s not one photographer hiding in the bushes, it’s 20, 30 very close to us, causing commotion,” she continued. “I’m not complaining about me. I’m an adult. I can handle it. But children should not be subject to that. It’s just wrong.”
Berry and Aubry split in April 2010 after five years of dating.