Halle Berry on Aging: “I’m Going Down Fighting”

Berry recently said, at 57, she is her best self now.

Halle Berry at an event
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Halle Berry just turned 57 and looks incredible—this is not up for discussion. But, like all of us, Berry admits “Let me tell you, I am aging,” which she opened up about during an Instagram Live on Sunday, makeup free and fielding questions from fans. “I’m going down fighting,” she said.

Berry was on Instagram Live discussing her new “side hustle” as chief communication officer for Pendulum, a probiotic company of which Berry said “I love, love, love. I loved it so much I reached out to the company and asked to be a part of it.”

Halle Berry close up

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“I’m going to accept that aging, I’m going to keep doing all my supplements,” she said. Per People, Berry said that “probiotics are a big part” of how she’s adjusted her lifestyle; she said she uses them to help “metabolize my food.”

“My sugar’s better so that I stay healthy,” said Berry, who is diabetic. “That’s how we fight that in 2023.” Berry added she takes “a ton of vitamins” including “calcium for my bones” as “we go down that path of life.”

Halle Berry, winner of the #SeeHer Award, poses in the press room with Champagne Collet & OBC Wines as they celebrate the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on March 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California

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“I’m pretty much a pharmacy,” she joked. Because of her diabetes, Berry has avoided processed sugar, and “I think that’s helped me over the years, actually, as well,” she said. “Having that disease has actually made me healthier than many people that I actually know, because I’ve always been very mindful of that.”

Berry opened up to Women’s Health recently, telling the outlet “I’m my best self now.” She added “I have the most to offer. I have zero blanks to give anymore. I’m solidly in my womanhood. I finally realize what I have to say is valuable, even if no one else agrees.” 

Halle Berry

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Oscar winner Berry has been in a relationship with Grammy-winning musician Van Hunt since 2020 and has two children, Nahla Ariela and Maceo-Robert. As she enters a new stage of her life, “I am challenging everything I thought I knew about menopause,” she said. “Things like: ‘Your life is over.’ ‘You are disposable.’ ‘Society no longer has a place for you.’ ‘You should retire.’ ‘You should pack it up.’ The most important thing about owning your sexuality as a woman is accepting the station you’re at—and embracing that. Own wherever you are. That’s where I’m at.”

Halle Berry

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Still, like any of us, she’ll take a compliment from anyone who wants to praise her on her youthful appearance. After a follower on Instagram Live told her she looked 30, she replied “Bless you. God bless you!”

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.