Expectant mama Halle Berry stepped out with her 5-year-old daughter Nahla for a little retail therapy at the Westfield Century Mall in Los Angeles, Calif. on Monday (August 5). The Academy Award-winner, 46, dressed her burgeoning belly in a black top and jeans, while Nahla looked just as lovely in a multi-colored sundress.
Shortly after signing up to reprise her role as Storm in the upcoming blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past, Halle learned of her “surprise” second pregnancy.
“I wasn’t in [the movie] as much as I was meant to be,” Halle told Total Film. “[Pregnancy] kind of colored what my involvement could be, which was why I was one of the first ones in and the first ones out.”
“My ever-growing belly was posing a constant challenge!” she added. “What I could do was getting more limited, so the role I play is so different from what it could have been, due to my surprise pregnancy.”
“There’s no secret, I’ve just lived a healthy lifestyle,” she continued. “I only work out like three times a week, 30 minutes a pop. That and good clean living. As I’m getting older it’s just paying off.”
Not only does she keep her body healthy, Halle keeps her priorities straight as well.
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“As I’ve grown older I’ve really learned, out of necessity, the importance of leaving work at work. Bringing home half of the things that I get asked to do in the film world is really detrimental to my private life — especially now that I have children,” she shared. “I have to come home and I have to be mom, and I have to be the same person I was when I left.”