Just days after Halle Berry was spotted with what appeared to be an engagement ring on her finger (peep the pics below), she's seen once again, this time with her mother Judith, and her adorable 5-month old daughter, Nahla Ariela Autry, whom she shares with 32-year-old model Gabriel Autry, at the Los Angeles Zoo on Saturday afternoon. Flanked by bodyguards, the three generations of women...and little woman, cruised around the zoo aboard a tram as many passersby looked on. These are the first untouched, clear-as-day photos of baby Nahla's first public appearance with her her mommy, who just celebrated her 42nd birthday on August, 14, 2008. Many folks, including myself, are giving Halle props for not putting herself into the hundreds of celebrities who go through bidding wars in an effort to receive top dollars for exclusive first pictures of their children. Needless to say, Halle could have raked in millions, but instead, she decided to include herself in the small minority of celebs who refuse to peddle their children for the almighty dollar. I would name names like Diddy, Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera...but I won't..even though I just did! Anyhoo, not all celebrities wait for the day when they're able to bank tens of millions for a couple of photos in a magazine. Parents of the Rainbow Coalition (I swear they have a child of damn near every race) Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt opted to donate the $14 million they could have pocketed from People magazine for the exclusive first photos of their twins; however, they chose to donate every penny to their favorite charities. And Usher, who made many claims that he would never 'pimp out' his child to the media by selling his son's first photos, opted to pose in an exclusive photospread with his little 'Cinco' (real name Usher V) for free in Essence magazine's August '08 issue. Mmmm-hmmm.
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Below are pictures of Halle Berry shopping in Beverly Hills with a diamond ring on her ring finger. We all know that Halle has had major drama in the marriage department (she divorced both of her former husbands David Justice and Eric Benet for being unfaithful to her)...and there was even a time when she said she'd rather be someone's baby mama instead of being someone's wife. But now that her life has changed in such a positive way over the last couple of years, could there be wedding bells ringing in the near future for Ms. Berry and her boyfriend Gabriel? Who knows? I guess only time will tell. In the meantime and in between time, I'm just wondering when (and/or if) the day will ever come where we will see mommy, daddy and baby out and about.