Halle Berry's Aiming for Motherhood
May 9, 2005

Baby fever is hitting Hollywood. Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are reportedly preparing for the pitter patter of little feet, while superstar Halle Berry came straight to "Extra" to deliver her own stunning baby news.

"I'd love to have a baby, love to be a mom," Halle revealed. "And if I don't have one, I want to adopt a child. I really need that in my life."

We were with 38-year-old Halle as she took part in the Revlon run/walk for Women to Aid Cancer Research this weekend, which is a cause dear to her heart since she began battling her own disease: diabetes at age 22.

"Has it changed my life?" Halle asked. "Sure, but in a good way. It has forced me to really take care of myself."

And right now a healthy Halle says motherhood is at the top of her wish list, even if it means artificial insemination. "I know many people who have done it successfully," she revealed. "I still want to experience motherhood, so that's an option. Somehow I plan on making it happen."

Meanwhile, tongues were wagging in Los Angeles over the weekend that Jen and Ben have already made "it" happen. The cuddly couple was spotted in Santa Monica where a reportedly three-month pregnant Jen was glowing.

Although reps for the stars won't confirm or deny the rumors, Us Weekly Senior Editor Caroline Schaefer said the timing is perfect: "She's 33 years old, and I think she doesn't want to wait too many more years, and I think she's really ready to settle down with Ben."

Only "Extra" got Ben's thoughts on fatherhood when he sat down with our Jon Kelley while talking about his film "Jersey Girl." "I think I'd be pretty fun," he said. "I think I'd be the fun dad who goes around and does stuff."

Who knows, maybe we'll see if Papa Ben lives up to his own expectations come November.


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