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Halle Berry talks about motherhood and Gabriel Aubry [Updated]

August 12, 2010 |  2:38 pm

Halle-berry-september-voge For the first time in three years, Halle Berry is opening up about life as a mother -- and a single one at that, following her split from daughter Nahla's father, model Gabriel Aubry.

"It’s just that you realize you are not meant to go the distance with everybody,” Berry says in the September issue of Vogue. "We were meant to bring this amazing little person into the world. And I think that’s why we came together.... We are a family until we are not here anymore.”

Berry maintains that she and Aubry are still close friends and co-parent in harmony -- not that you'd know it before now.

"I was burned out with having other people tell the story about me that they wanted to tell," she said of her media blackout. "I told my publicist, 'I'm not going to talk anymore. I'm just going to live my life and be who I am.'"

Here's to broken silence and fall fashion issues.

-- Matt Donnelly

[For the record, 5:34 p.m.: A previous version of this post misspelled Gabriel Aubry's name as Aubrey.]

Photo: Halle Berry is Vogue's September over girl. Credit: Mario Testino / Vogue

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