5 Things You Didn't Know About Halle Berry's New Fiancé, Olivier Martinez

January 11, 2012 By:
5 Things You Didn't Know About Halle Berry's New Fiancé, Olivier Martinez

They say the third times the charm, and for the sake of Halle Berry's love life, let's hope that's true. Berry is engaged to be married for the third time, to French actor Olivier Martinez.

You might recognize the dude, you might not. Either way, prepare to see his name in headlines as these two make their trek down the aisle. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about Halle Berry's fiancé, Olivier Martinez.

He was a boxer: Before he was an actor, Olivier was a boxer. I guess he decided not to risk losing that pretty face, because at 22, friends convinced him to act instead. "I wanted to be a boxer because I thought that's how I could make money," Martinez said. His father was a boxer, too. "But I found a better way."

He's never been married: Yup, Berry is taking his marriage virginity. Martinez has never tied the knot, but he has been involved with a slew of beautiful ladies. Some of them include Mira Sorvino, Kylie Minogue and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

He's worked with Angelina Jolie: And a ton of other A-listers. He nabbed the role of Angelina Jolie's French-Canadian cop partner in Taking Lives, and he's also worked with Colin Farrell and Javiar Bardem. And, of course, Halle Berry.

He got his break in 1993: In 1993, Olivier starred in Un, deux, trois, soleil, and it garnered him the Cesar Award for Most Promising Actor.

He's an ex-model: Boxer and model usually don't go together on someone's resume, but for Olivier Martinez, it does. In 2006, Martinez became the face for Yves St. Laurent's men's fragrances.