This once may surprise you: Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry once tried to commit suicide over her failed marriage with baseball star David Justice.
Berry, who has now ruled out future marriage possibilities, recently told Parade magazine that she attempted to gas herself when her marriage to Justice collapsed.
“I was sitting in my car, and I knew the gas was coming when I had an image of my mother finding me,” she tells Parade.
Berry goes on to say that the image of her mother Judith, now 67, was enough to change her mind. “She sacrificed so much for her children, and to end my life would be an incredibly selfish thing to do. It was all about a relationship. My sense of worth was so low,” Berry says. “I promised myself I would never be a coward again.”
The “berry beautiful” Halle also labeled her subsequent marriage, to R&B singer Eric Benet, as “really horrific.”
“We were in sex rehab after one year. I wish I had left then, but I was putting everyone’s needs before mine,” says the 40-year old actress.