Halle Berry’s Half-Sister “Renee” Speaks, Says Berry Has Disowned Her Black Family

- By Bossip Staff

Halle Berry’s siblings from her father’s side of the family are speaking out about how Halle has “cut them off”:

She’s currently in the middle of a custody battle with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry over their daughter Nahla. But Halle Berry has another family issue in her life that hasn’t gained so much press attention – she’s estranged from her siblings. The actress’s half-sister Renee Berry accused the Oscar winner of cutting off the African-American side of her family. Renee, a food service worker from Alabama, is desperate to reconnect with her famous sister, especially when she is going through such a difficult time in the courts.

Renee is the daughter of Halle’s late African-American father Jerome and Edwina Taylor – who broke up with him shortly before he started dating the actress’ mother Judith Hawkins. lthough Jerome and Judith split up when Halle was just four years old, Renee remained ‘very close’ to the future Hollywood star while they were growing up – despite cutting herself off from her father after the divorce. Renee told the Daily Mirror: ‘I’m sad to say it seems like she does not want anything to do with us. I have not spoken to her in about five years.

‘I tried to contact her through her website, to congratulate her on her Oscar, but no one got back to me. ‘We would love to meet Nahla. We are desperate to understand why Halle is so upset, why she feels she cannot be with us.’ In interviews over the years, Halle has alleged Jerome was a violent alcoholic who beat her mother Judith in front of her and sister Heidi.

In an interview two years ago, Halle said: ‘I saw my mother battered, and could not do anything to stop it. ‘My father was tyrannical, lashing out at her for no reason. I felt the effects that had on our family – I’ve experienced what these women have gone through.’ Renee claims Halle was angry with her when she made a public plea to visit Jerome when he was dying from Parkinson’s Disease. Despite Halle’s negative memories of her childhood with Jerome, Renee paints a very different picture of their father as a ‘good man’. She said: ‘My father never beat any of us. He would spank us from time to time, but he never abused us. He liked a drink or two, like anyone else does, but he was not an alcoholic.’


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  • JBoogie

    1st. It just seems strange that this is coming out like this now. She has an agent, why go through her website? I mean, I guess it’s good that her family wants to be there for her but it’s just odd that they would come out now while she’s going through a custody battle; too much potential for drama.

    • Laura

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      Well I don’t think its about money family is family. When all the money a fame is gone who will you have. Even a celebrity needs to go some were and be real.

  • purple love

    ugh here they come…and we supposed to be shocked that she disowned you? you talking to the press probably for free when oprah’s sis who had never even met her or her mother turned downed millions smh bye lady

    • Damn Shame

      Purple Love, you right ma!!!

      Yup Yippie Yup Yup!!!

    • grumpymonkey

      I agree with you purple

    • emma winters

      any family members who would go to the tabloids for money have no credibility! Team Halle ALL THE WAY!

  • CB

    halle did the right thing-anytime u go to the press concerning family business u need to be cut off!

  • XO

    Halle lies a lot, bet she lied on her father, just like she lied on Gab. God, what a lying bit.h sad.
    Yes, Halle pretends to be into Black people but this chick is not. Her behavior is similar to mix race people, for example Tiger Woods.

    Also from looking at Halle’s mom, I do not believe that this woman is 100% white. Her mom has some blackness with in her.

    • just me_sunflower

      Wow, you’re a real race expert, aren’t you 😉 why even bother with that?

  • myates

    Who gives a f—! That’s Halle problem she the one that gotta lookup and deal with that ish. Black is where its at. Iam of mixed heritage and have had experienced both. And I’d rather be thought of as black. Cause its more to ethnic people. Europeans have Goo much standards and black folk we are free as we wanna be.

    • And.....?

      ‘mayate’ is a derogatory term, so why do you feel the need to call yourself that and come to this site?

      didn’t think nobody would know about that, pendejo?

      *cyber kick to your throat*

    • TNK124

      Sooo sad!! U should do better, black people are far beyond that name. Calling yourself that only make u look ignorant.

  • Sa.s.sy24

    I don’t believe this story at all.

  • RCG

    Halle said the black side of her family treated her mother
    badly and disowned them. Sound familar? Her sister and
    relatives can no longer get money from Halle so she went to a tabloid again.

  • http://bossip nay

    It’s funny I cant remember Jack from the age of four. This was probably another sobb story to boost Halle’s career. As far as her sister, if I had a famous family member who wanted squat to do with me fck em…the end !

    • darealwifey

      People are different. I have memories from as young as about 1 year old. I clearly remember the day my sister came home from the hospital, and I was 2 yrs and 10 mos. I remember my dad bending down and telling me my sister’s full name. I have memories from BEFORE my sister was born. I can see how kids can remember things, too, especially if they were traumatic.

  • Hmm

    If you have a famous half sibling who cuts you off, changes their number, and you don’t have their home address to mail them letters…what else can you do? If you don’t have contact with their side of the family, & if you show up at their mansion odds are security will have you arrested and not even tell the celebrity who you claimed to be.

    • Bruh Again


      If all THAT went down, why would you still be so pressed to contact the famous relative? BECAUSE they’re famous, perhaps???? If it was some relative in a shelter, I wonder how eager to make contact would she be?

  • http://bossip nay

    and if she abandon her black side, what was left ? She has already said numerous of times it was over with for her and mamma when she had a baby by a black man when it came to the white side of her family. Let this lady live. I wouldn’t beg or be concerned if a family or friend felt like they wanted no part of me, or was some timing. SOOOOOO

  • The Beautiful One

    I would disown them too, look at how messy they are being, telling all of Halle’s business to the MEDIA. That’s a no go for me, I have zero tolerance for things like that. Ugh! BYE GIRL…PLEASE GO SIT DOWN SOMEWHERE!



  • E

    Halle barely had any contact with her family and I am sure she did not bother with this half sister either so what the hell is the big deal…she was raised by her white mother…

  • E

    i meant to type she barely had contact with her father.

  • The Beautiful One

    I don’t deal with a lot of my fathers relatives because most of them are conniving, friendly acting, well wishing, envy hiding snakes. I don’t think this a black and white thing with Halle Berry. It’s much more deeper because if Halle didn’t like black people then why is running around claiming that her white child id black? LOL smh

    • The Beautiful One

      Excuse my typos

  • The Beautiful One

    To the half sister, just leave Halle Berry alone, especially if she doesn’t want to be bothered with you. You have absolutely no right to barge into her life in efforts to force her to have a relationship with you. Just move on with your life, Halle doesn’t owe you anything, blood or no blood.

    • slimgoody


  • NYC Gal

    Halle got her beauty from her father’s side. I saw Renee on Maury and she looks just like Halle. She is just as pretty as Halle only she is older.

  • mixed bad chick

    I would disown they azz too! Her daddy side sure does like to talk ish about her to the press but yet they are sooo desperate to see her? Yeah right, desperate for money, fast food worker and ur grown? Isn’t tht a job for a high school kid. Sounds like she messed up her life and now tht halle is having a custody issue this lil spiteful bish want to drag her thru the mud. Now were is the luv and concern in tht? Gtfoh!

  • Bobby156

    I agree but most people will never get it. But i do think going to the press to get attention is a punk move on the side of the so called family member.

  • And.....?

    She must need some money.

    • Bunny(formerly Angel/UrHeiness)

      real real talk lol…NEXT!

    • JaZzIe91


    • JaZzIe91

      word. Someone’s looking for a check. SMH

  • moonbeam

    i wonder where is halle’s other sister heidi? heard her and halle never got along while growing up.


    Funny, I don’t recall reading anywhere in the article where it states the sister is asking for money from Halle. Furthermore, Halle put her own business out there in interviews about her father.Based on a lot of comments on here, either you people are infatuated with Halle so your convinced shes a victim, or you know her on a much more personal level so you’re speaking from first hand knowledge.


      Trust me, the B will be on the Today show soon, talking about how much she “misses” Halle.

      I wonder why nobody “missed” Halle when she was BROKE in NYC trying to become an actress.

    • ayo

      I bet you Halle was talking to her sister when she was a broke actreess looking for gigs.I bet you she stopped contacting her sister around the time when she started making it big

  • don't ask

    It was foul them to go to the press about family matters. If they really wanted to connect it should have been done privately. This is the same type thing Oprah did to her mother which in my opinion was also foul.


    Renee ask Tiger Woods’ brother about what happens when you talk to the press about a famous relative’s personal business. Ask Jennifer Aniston’s mom how long she was cut off for telling Jennifer’s biz to the press.

    Celebrities have to deal with so many snakes, no wonder they’re jerks.

    Renee I hope this *reunion* works out for you, snitching hussy….LOL

    • http://youtube.com/watch?v=o_Wq4QERYoc Slide Like a Fresh Pair of Gators


  • Darth H8ter

    Wsn’t she raised by her white mother? Where was her black family? She is capitalizing on her Blackness to help her career. Like Obama, besides he married and lived “with Blacks.

  • Gr8r

    Why can’t they just say her Father’s side of the family. When you say the Black side you make it seem as if it was about race. Just look at the comment section. Dumb ppl don’t even realize how the media uses semantics to shape their thoughts.

    • UVA

      exactly, i was thnking the same thing

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