ByKristin Lai, writer at Creators.co
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Sadly, 2015 continues to be the year of unfortunate celebrity divorces. This summer we saw the downfall of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, followed by Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, and more recently Kaley Cuoco and Ryan Sweeting.

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revolutionpix / WENN.com

Today it was announced that yet another celebrity couple is splitting: Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and French actor Olivier Martinez. After meeting on the set of Dark Tide in 2010, the couple was engaged just two years later and married on July 13, 2013 and welcomed their son, Maceo-Robert in October of the same year.

PA Images / Chris Pizzello / AP
PA Images / Chris Pizzello / AP

After two years of marriage, Berry and Martinez gave their public statement to People:

It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce. We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus of what is best for our son. We wish each other nothing but happiness in life and we hope that you respect our and, most importantly, our children's privacy as we go through this difficult period.
Chris Pizzell / Invision / AP
Chris Pizzell / Invision / AP

Divorce is never easy, but it seems as if these two are taking the high road and handling things as best as can be expected. A source close to the actress told People that their relationship had simply "run its course," but the two remain amicable.

Amidst their divorce, Berry and Martinez are also facing another set of legal woes after an altercation at LAX earlier this year. Martinez rammed an empty car seat, which he had been using as a barricade between his family and the media, into an LAX employee.

The employee was reportedly attempting to take a picture of the family when Martinez's harsh shove knocked him to the ground. The LAX employee is currently suing the family for $5 million in a civil lawsuit.

(Source: People)

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