Halle Berry married her fiance, French actor Olivier Martinez, in a weekend ceremony in a village church where princes are buried in France’s Burgundy region.
The owner of the Chateau de Vallery, where the couple stayed with their 60 guests, said on Sunday that the betrothal a day earlier ended with a dinner and an unusual fireworks display – of water, fire and snow – in the chateau gardens.
Patrice Vansteenberghe said the actress – 46 and pregnant – and her 47-year-old husband “were very beautiful and very happy.”
Berry’s publicist, Meredith O’Sullivan Wasson, confirmed the marriage.
Berry, who has a five-year-old daughter, is expecting her first child with Martinez.
Opera star Domingo leaves hospital
After spending several days in the hospital, opera singer Placido Domingo said Sunday that an early diagnosis for a blocked blood vessel by a medical team in Madrid saved him from possibly more serious medical complications.
Speaking at Madrid’s opera house alongside one of the doctors who treated him, the 72-year-old Domingo said he had felt unwell after a rehearsal and quickly sought medical help. The tenor said Dr. Carlos Gonzalez then detected a case of deep vein thrombosis and applied the appropriate treatment.
“I thought I would return from the checkup straightaway back to the rehearsal,” Domingo said. “But I was told, ‘No, there is something serious here.’ ”
Gonzalez explained that a blood clot had formed in Domingo’s right leg and moved up to his lungs where it then lodged in an artery. He said it was not an unusual condition and that it was often linked to spending hours sitting down on long flights.
“It sounds catastrophic, but it didn’t turn out like that,” Gonzalez said. “We established an early diagnosis, and there should be a good recovery, a complete and full recovery.”
The birthday bunch
Author Clive Cussler is 82. Actor Ken Kercheval is 78 Actor Patrick Wayne is 74. Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 69. Rhythm-and-blues singer Millie Jackson is 69. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 67. Actor Willie Aames is 53. Actor-director Forest Whitaker is 52. Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 50. Actor Scott Foley is 41. Actor Brian Austin Green is 40. Rapper Jim Jones is 37. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kia Thornton is 32. Actor Tristan Wilds is 24.