The French actor Olivier Martinez has finally confirmed he is set to marry Hollywood actress Halle Berry. The couple, who have kept a low-profile in recent months, were reported to have become engaged last year but neither party commented on the rumors at the time.
Martinez, 46, finally put an end to the speculation over the weekend when visiting Miami to promote the opening of his new restaurant Villa Azur. When asked by a reporter for the Miami Herald whether the engagement story was true, the actor responded, "Yes, of course it's true". He also took the opportunity to correct reports about a jeweller who claimed to have hand-made Berry's engagement ring, saying, "There is a jeweler taking credit for doing the ring, and it's a lie! They have nothing to do with this". The actor, best known for his role in the 2002 movie 'Unfaithful', has dated a string of models, singers and actresses including Mira Sorvino, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and more recently, Australian pop star Kylie Minogue.