When Halle Berry confirmed that she was pregnant with her second child, the first with fiance Olivier Martinez, it was a joyous announcement. The “X-Men: Days of Future Past” star was surprised when she found out she was with child, though. In a new interview with HELLO! magazine (via MSN), the actress says she went to the doctor for something else entirely.
“I was at the doctor’s when they told me and I was completely shocked,” she says, “I didn’t see it coming. I went to the doctor because I thought I had kidney stones or something.” At 46 years old, Barry wasn’t sure she could still have children. “Olivier and I have always wanted to be parents,” she tells the magazine, “But I didn’t want to get my hopes up.”
Berry calls her pregnancy a miracle, as “this child was as wished for as it was expected.” Halle and Olivier weren’t the only ones with hopes for a new baby, her five-year-old daughter Nahla wanted a sibling. “She’s really happy. Not long ago she asked God for a little sister,” she says.
Berry is currently working on the next installment in the “X-Men” franchise. Recently, a photo was posted online of her in costume as Storm.