"I am so in love with Halle and we are committed to each other, our marriage and our love. We are united and trying to make our way through this" - Eric Benet
Halle's husband admits problems
16.58PM GMT, 5 Dec 2002
Eric Benet, the husband of the Oscar-winning Bond star Halle Berry, is reported to have admitted that the couple are going through a "personal crisis".
There has been speculation of problems since a former lover of Mr Benet claimed she had slept with him only days before Miss Berry picked up her Oscar.
Mr Benet, in a brief statement, said: "The truth is we are going through a personal crisis.
"I have made some terrible mistakes.
"I am so in love with Halle and we are committed to each other, our marriage and our love. We are united and trying to make our way through this."
Miss Berry added "I just love Eric, and marriage is about sticking together through the tough times.
"We are doing exactly that and I feel good about it."
Julia Ripley, the former lover, claimed that shortly after his marriage Mr Benet felt he had made a big mistake.
She said: "Eric said he was not happy with Halle and he felt uneasy.
"He said she was not treating him right."
When the actress discovered that her husband had been unfaithful, he checked himself in to a sex addiction clinic in an effort to save his marriage.