Halle Berry tends to keep details of her private life pretty quiet—especially when it comes to her relationship status. But Halle just made it Instagram official with singer Van Hunt, which is kind of a big deal.
Of course, she didn’t actually come out and declare it. Instead, she posted a picture of her and Van wearing black masks together.
“You’ve got to COORDINATE. 😂 #MasksSaveLives,” she captioned the post.
Notably, Van posted the pic on his IG with the exact same caption.
A post shared by Halle Berry (@halleberry) on Sep 27, 2020 at 3:09pm PDT
Fans first got a glimpse of Halle's boyfriend earlier in September, when she posted a pic of herself on Instagram in a Van Hunt tee, while holding a glass of what appears to be whiskey. "Now ya know... ♥️🦶🏽," she wrote in the caption.
A post shared by Halle Berry (@halleberry) on Sep 17, 2020 at 12:04pm PDT
But wait, who exactly is Van Hunt and what should you know about him (besides the fact that he's Halle Berry's boyfriend)? Here are all the details you need:
He’s a dad.
A post shared by van hunt (@vanhunt) on May 15, 2020 at 8:28am PDT
Van is the dad to one teenage son. In a 2011 interview, he talked about what it’s like to be a father. "It is a lot of fun! I can’t imagine anybody not wanting to explore the opportunity to be a father, if you should decide to have a child," he gushed.
He dropped out of college.
According to Essence, Van attended Morehouse College and majored in English before he dropped out and said he was a “terrible student.” He also said he’d be doing something in “applied mathematics or astrophysics” if he wasn't a musician.
Van is from Ohio.
Dayton, Ohio, to be specific, according to his website. Fun fact: Halle is also originally from Ohio. She was born in Cleveland, according to Biography. So, the maybe couple has that in common. (Oh, and he’s 50, per his website.)
He’s a multi-talented musician.
Van produced and wrote songs with artists like Dionne Farris, Rahsaan Patterson, and Cree Summer. And, after he wrote the song "Hopeless" for the Love Jones soundtrack, he released his self-titled debut in 2004. His music is a mix of R&B, soul, funk, pop, and rock, and he plays guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, and saxophone.
TL; DR: Van is talented.
Not to mention, Van's a Grammy winner.
Van got a Grammy nom in 2004 for "Best Urban/Alternative Performance" for his breakthrough hit song, "Dust." But he actually won a Grammy in 2007 for "Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals," honoring Family Affair, a collaboration with John Legend and Joss Stone on the 2006 Sly & The Family Stone tribute album, Different Strokes For Different Folks. So, yay, Van!
He’s performed with a bunch of famous people.
According to his website, Van has toured with Kanye West, Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, Afghan Wigs, Mary J. Blige, and The Roots.
He’s passionate about social justice.
Take a look at Van's Instagram page and you'll see he's not afraid to stand up for a cause. He recently shared a post from his son on his thoughts about the upcoming election.
this year my kid turns 18. the ‘20 election will be his 1st opportunity 2 vote. here r his thots on the importance of that vote, the options at the top of the ballot, & what it means 4 him. u can c video of his full commentary n his profile @newprogressiveera 📸 from @newprogressiveera youtube channel
A post shared by van hunt (@vanhunt) on Apr 25, 2020 at 7:27pm PDT
Van hinted at a romance with Halle before her post.
YOU GUYS: Back in late August, Van dropped this juicy li'l nugget on Instagram:
A post shared by van hunt (@vanhunt) on Aug 30, 2020 at 12:17am PDT
Someone hilariously wrote this in the comments: "Wow I never even knew you and Halle Berry were tight like that."
Halle liked the pic, BTW.
Oh! And there’s this one, where he refers to someone who just may be Halle (although it's tough to tell) as "my bamboo."
A post shared by van hunt (@vanhunt) on Jul 9, 2020 at 6:58pm PDT
He’s a total silver fox.
Van isn’t super showy on Instagram or anything, but he’s posted a few great pics of himself:
A post shared by van hunt (@vanhunt) on Jul 27, 2020 at 9:16pm PDT
A post shared by van hunt (@vanhunt) on Jun 18, 2020 at 6:07pm PDT
A post shared by van hunt (@vanhunt) on Aug 14, 2020 at 6:52pm PDT
Congrats, Halle and Van!
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