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Hollywood superstar Halle Berry hated receiving movie scripts for maternal roles before the birth of her daughter, because her childlessness had left her heartbroken.
The Oscar-winning actress, who at 41 gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday, fathered by model Gabriel Aubry, feared she would never have her own offspring. She had even considered adopting a child, she says.
And The Monster's Ball star says offers of matriarchal movie parts made her realise having her own tot held higher importance than anything else, even her hugely successful Hollywood career.
"Being a mother is something I habe been yearning for for my whole adult life," she says. "Every time I was offered a script where the character description was 'mother', my heart would quietly ache.
"I don't want to come over as some pity-me person, because I'm privileged to enjoy success and everything that comes with that.
"Yet the one thing I wanted more than anything - to be a mother - always eluded me."
The stunning actress, who met 32-year-old Aubry on a fashion shoot for a Versace campaign, loves the idea of becoming a mother so much that she is planning to have her second child straight away. - Wenn