Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry have split up.

The Oscar-winning actress and the French-Canadian model decided to end their five-year romance but have vowed to remain on good terms for the sake of their daughter Nahla, two.

A source said: "They are working well together and are handling parental duties without conflict."

Although they were not married, Halle is said to have visited a divorce lawyer three weeks ago to find out about a custody agreement for Nahla.

According to website TMZ, the former couple have agreed to a short-term plan but a long-term agreement concerning the guardianship of their beloved tot and division of assets is yet to be decided.

Despite her career success, 43-year-old Halle has endured a turbulent love life.

Her first marriage to David Justice, a former baseball player, ended after four years in 1997.

Her second union to musician Eric Benet imploded after four years when the 'Monster's Ball' star discovered he had cheated on her.

After two failed marriages Halle vowed not to wed Gabriel because she didn't need to be a wife to be happy.

She said: "I will never marry again. I have a good healthy love for myself and love in my life. I no longer feel the need to be someone's wife and I don't need the validation of a marriage certificate."