All About Halle Berry’s Boyfriend, Van Hunt

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When anyone thinks “Hollywood legend,” one name surely comes to mind pretty quickly: Halle Berry. The Academy Award-winning actress has been gracing the big screen since Spike Lee’s Jungle Fever in 1991, and she continues to absolutely stun in every role she takes on. The actress and mother of two also knows how to have fun with social media and, occasionally, shares some sweet moments from her personal life.

Berry’s even been sharing intimate photos from her relationship with her boyfriend, Van Hunt. On May 15, 2021, she shared this photo of the two of them sharing a kiss with the caption, “we do this thing called whatever the f*ck we want ! 💋”

He was her date at the 2021 Oscars, where they looked like this 🔥:

She first started sharing hints about her budding relationship in August 2020, posting a cryptic photo of herself playing footsie with a mysterious man. Then, fans weren’t sure of the identity of the person she was waking up with in Vegas.

“Waking up Vegas! ☀️,” she wrote. “Thank you for all the beautiful birthday wishes from my friends and my very supportive and loyal fans! You ALL helped to make my birthday extra special ♥️.”

She announced his identity in September 2020 when she wore a shirt with the name “Van Hunt” on the front.

“now ya know… ♥️🦶🏽,” she wrote.

A source told Us Weekly at the time that since the two got together last year, things have really taken off.

“She’s had some negative experiences [with men] but Van has taught her to love again — and love herself,” the insider added. “He’s a wonderful, caring man. Their chemistry is through the roof.”

Who, exactly, is this man who has Berry professing her love all over social media and now been with for almost four years?

He’s an Ohio native.

Per Last.fm., Hunt was born in March 1970 (making him 50 years old) and was raised by a single mother in Dayton, Ohio. His father was a factory worker and a friend of Ohio Players drummer Jimmy “Diamond” Williams. Hunt started playing drums at age 7 and the saxophone at 8. Then, he picked up bass and the keyboard and played guitar in a rock band called Royalty.

He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta before leaving to start his music career.

He is a Grammy-winning artist.

Hunt, who is technically named Van Hunt Jr. (he is named after his grandfather) was s nominated for the Best Urban/Alternative Artist at the Grammys in 2006, and he took home a Grammy the next year for a song with John Legend, Joss Stone, and Nikki Costa for R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals; it was a cover of a song called “Family Affair” by Sly and the Family Stone.

He reunited with his band this year for the first time in 1o years:

He’s a dad.

Like Berry, Hunt is fairly private about his personal life, but he does have one teenage son named Drake, who appears to be pretty musically talented himself. Earlier this year, he shared that the two had performed together:

“that one time i got to sing w/my kid0. we performed ‘Bring It On Home to Me’ by Sam Cooke (Lou Rawls on background vocals). after havn the nerve 2 ask me if he could sing the Sam Cooke part and receiving the evil eye, he proceeded to sing the Lou Rawls part AS IF IT WERE the lead part. he stole the show from his ol’ man and never gave it back ;-)”

And, of course, he really loves his girlfriend.

They’ve walked the red carpet together.

In the past few years, as they’ve gotten more serious, the couple have been seen on a lot more red carpets and always dressed to impress.

At the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala on September 25, 2021 in Los Angeles:

the academy museum of motion pictures opening gala arrivals

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A month later, he was her date to the 27th Annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration:

27th annual elle women in hollywood celebration arrivals

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And at the 2021 AFI Fest: Official Screening of her movie Bruised at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres:

2021 afi fest official screening of netflix's bruisedarrivals

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They were at the 4th Annual Celebration of Black Cinema and Television:

4th annual celebration of black cinema and television presented by the critics choice association

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In 2022, they were still showing up and showing out at the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards:

27th annual critics choice awards arrivals

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And then the the 95th Annual Academy Awards in 2023.

95th annual academy awards arrivals

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At the end of the year, they were together for the closing night of the Red Sea International Film Festival.

closing night red carpet the red sea international film festival 2023

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The couple were still going strong in early 2024.

On Saturday, January 20, 2024, Berry and Hunt were seen in Brentwood, sharing a gray umbrella in the rainy weather. Berry was warm in a black jacket with jeans and leather boots with tall heels. Hunt was in a yellow hooded rain coat, black pants, and a crossbody black bag. They appeared to be having an sweet convo under the rain apparel.

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Hilary Weaver is a freelance writer based in New York who writes about politics, queer issues, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, and every woman the Queen has ever made a dame. I saw Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again three times in theaters, and that’s pretty much all you need to know. 

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