Berry-Bosh: It’s As Clear As Black and White

By Ms. Chico C. Norwood

What is the difference between Gabriel Aubry and Allison Matthis, other than the fact that Aubry is male and Matthis is female? For those of you who don’t know who these two people are: Gabriel Aubry is Halle Berry’s ex-boyfriend/lover who she has a child with and Allison Matthis is the ex-girlfriend/lover of Miami Heat star Chris Bosh, with whom he has a child. Both couples (if you can call them that) are embroiled in bitter custody issues.

I pose this question because on Monday a Los Angeles judge ordered Halle Berry to pay Aubry, the father of her child, $20,000.00 a month in child support, despite the fact that Aubry has not been granted sole custody of the couple’s four year-old daughter Nahla. On the other hand, Chris Bosh pays Allison Matthis only $2,500.00 a month for their daughter Trinity.  What’s wrong with this picture?

According to the website, Berry’s net worth is $70 million.  She reportedly earns $16 million per year.  Bosh’s estimated net worth as a professional basketball player, according to, is $50-60 million with an annual salary of $16 million. Both Bosh and Berry’s earnings are nearly the same and yet, Berry has been ordered to pay Aubrey, who by the way, is the number one top earning male model, according to the UK’s newspaper Telegraph, eight times more than what Bosh is paying Matthis.

A recent post on says, according to the state guidelines, a person in Bosh’s status, … should be paying around $30,000 monthly in child support.

So, what entitles Aubry, whose net worth, according to is $4.5 million, to receive $20,000.00 a month while an unemployed construction worker is entitled to only $2,500? It’s as clear as black and white.

About cnorwood

Ms. Norwood is the former managing and sports editor for the Hub City News in Los Angeles, California. She is a former staff writer and assistant sports editor of the Los Angeles Sentinel, the Los Angeles Watts Times and Rapid Publishing, publishers of the Lynwood Journal, Compton Bulletin and the Californian. An award-winning journalist she is the recipient of a National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Best News Story Award, NNPA Best Sports Story Award, an American Media Health Fellowship, Outstanding Young Woman of America and several other awards of merit. Her articles have been published in the Los Angeles Times, Ebony Magazine and other local and national publications.


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