Halle Berry’s Ex Gabriel Aubry Actions Towards Daughter Are “Totally Unacceptable” 

The Oscar winning star was so livid that her ex, Gabriel Aubry had apparently relaxed and bleached her daughter’s hair over the past year that she has taken him to court.

The 48-year-old actress, who dated the French-Canadian model between 2005 and 2010, has taken her former lover to court, claiming he straightened the naturally curly hair of their daughter Nahla – who was born in 2008 – and lightened it over the past 12 months.

Growing it out: Nahla's hair is obviously blonde at the ends after the color grew out. She's pictured with her dad Gabriel Aubry in LA in August 2014

A source close to Halle also told MailOnline that Gabriel had used racially abusive language towards their daughter, adding: “Halle is a great mom, she wants to keep Nahla on an even keel.

Darker now: Nahla's hair, although pinned back, is brunette. She accompanies her mom Halle Berry in September 2014

“Halle kept asking and asking Gabriel about Nahla’s hair and he kept denying it.

“What does this say to a six year old who’s half black? Her father is denying her identity.

“Halle then filed the court papers and Nahla’s curls came back.”

Heritage: Halle Berry fears her daughter Nahla, seen in LA on Mother's Day in May, will feel her appearance is not good enough if her dad Gabriel Aubry is allowed to continue dyeing and straightening her hair 

In her testimony to the court, Halle said: “I strongly feel that Gabriel’s same underlying attitude is at the root in the changes, which only he could have been causing to our daughter’s hair.”

Little Goldilocks: While Halle Berry was pregnant with son Maceo-Robert, daughter Nahla sported blonde locks, a result, Halle says, of Gabriel Aubry dying their daughter's hair.  Mother and daughter are seen in August 2013 - when Halle says she first noticed Nahla's hair was different 

Since splitting from Gabriel, Halle has married French film actor Olivier Martinez, with whom she has a son, Maceo.