Halle Berry 's apparent 'engagement' to the French actor Olivier Martinez has been thrown into doubt just hours after it was first reported. A photograph of Halle wearing what was assumed to be an engagement ring triggered the rumors earlier this week, but sources tell Tmz.com the piece of jewellery is not a symbol of the couple's engagement.
The Hollywood couple were photographed shopping together in Los Angeles, with the Oscar-winning actress sporting a leather jacket, jeans, and all importantly - a large emerald ring. The Twitter world went into overdrive and various websites announced the engagement and quoted "sources" commenting on how happy the pair are to be finally tying the knot. Even Olivier's ex-girlfriend Kylie Minogue posted a tweet of congratulations. However, according to insiders, the actor gave Halle the ring purely as a "gift", and not to mark their engagement. Although the couple are in a "committed relationship" and marriage "could be on the cards", they were not engagement when the photograph surfaced last week.
The Monsters Ball actress was previously in a relationship with male supermodel Gabriel Aubry and the couple have three year-old daughter Nahla together. She returns to the big screen this year, appearing in 'Cloud Atlas', a big budget adaptation of David Mitchell's best-selling novel.