Nahla Aubry is all grown up!
Tuesday on Instagram, mom Halle Berry shared a rare throwback photo of her daughter in honor of the teenager’s 13th birthday.
“No matter how many times I tell her I love her, I love her more than that. Happy 13th Birthday Nahla Boo,” the actress wrote over an adorable photo of the two smiling.
Berry, who shares Nahla with ex Gabriel Aubry, is also mom to 7-year-old son Maceo, whom she shares with ex-husband Olivier Martinez.
In a 2019 interview with “Today,” Berry opened up about why she is selective about sharing photos of her children on social media.
“I just don’t want to plaster them all over the Internet. That just doesn’t feel right for me,” Berry explained. “They’re gonna do that soon enough. That’s gonna be their life when they grow up, and they will choose when that starts.
“I’ve fought really hard to protect their privacy, and I just want them to have their life and have it be theirs,” she added.
During an appearance on “The Tonight Show” last April, Berry revealed she had to shave part of Nahla’s head, as swimming had done a number on the girl’s hair.
“We’re doing her homework the other night and [Nahla] goes, ‘Mom, I’m scared to tell you this, but touch the back of my head.’ All her hair, which is past her shoulders, has shrunken up into a tight ball that feels like matted fur,” Berry told host Jimmy Fallon at the time. “I can’t even get my finger in it, and I’m pulling and she’s screaming.”
Although Berry tried to “stay calm” and put conditioner in her daughter’s hair, “30 minutes later” it only got “tighter.” That’s when Berry had to “shave it off”!
“She was not cool with that, but it was our only option. But now she gets it,” Berry said. “I was like, ‘First of all, maybe you’ll let your mother help you. And second of all, you learned you gotta brush your hair. Every day, you gotta brush your hair.’”