Halle Berry may not have starred in a hit movie in many years, but the actress is quickly becoming quite a big hit on the Internet.
To close the month of March, for example, Berry treated her 1.3 million Instagram followers to a gorgeous photo of herself without a bra on.
“Me when someone says ‘I’m coming over and I’ve got snacks,'” Berry wrote as a caption to the photo down below, eliciting quite a few VERY positive reactions online.
“Um @halleberry…I’m coming over and I’ve got snacks? #TheNewAllStateMantra,” wrote Questlove, for instance.
Late last week, meanwhile, Berry made headlines for a social media snapshot of a very different kind.
The former Oscar winner gave fans a rare glimpse at son Maceo Martinez, who was enjoying a positively radiant glimpse of the deep blue ocean himself.
“When you find a pair of pj’s that rock your world,” the 50-years old star captioned the sweet image of the three-year-old dressed in rumpled white pajamas, peering out through a window.
The peaceful picture was snapped from behind and does not show the boy’s face.
Berry has always been extra careful to protect her kids from the limelight. She knows how dangerous fame can be for children.
On the rare occasion that she does share photos of little Maceo or her nine-year-old daughter, Nahla Aubry, she makes sure to obscure their eyes, noses and mouth.
We admire Berry for this strategy.
But some idiots out there have actually criticized her for it.
Last October, the actress clapped back at an Instagram troll who somehow took issue with Berry for cropping her kids’ faces out of a photo.
“I’ve noticed you have said this several times now so let me be clear – I’m not at all ashamed of my children,” Berry was forced to write, adding:
“I try to find creative ways to incorporate them into my feed because they are the biggest part of my life, but I also work very hard to keep their identities as private as I can considering they are only children.”
Despite this being an obvious and admirable point of view, Berry continued.
She concluded her reply to this online moron as follows:
“It’s my belief, and I’m not criticizing others who have different beliefs, that it’s my job as their mother to protect their privacy as best I can.
“When they grow and they’re of age and they want to share their images on the internet, that will be for them to decide, not me. Feel me? Have a beautiful day.”
Berry shares young Maceo with ex-husband Olivier Martinez and Nahla with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry.
She was also previously married to former Major League Baseball outfielder David Justice and singer Eric Benet.
Indeed, Berry hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to men.
But she has had the best of luck when it comes to her looks (see slideshow, above) and when it comes to producing precious children.
Those are pretty important things, too.