R&B Singer Eric Benet Engaged, Ex-Wife Halle Berry Dubbed ‘Controlling’

According to a rep for Eric Benet, the R&B crooner is engaged to Manuela Testolini, whom he has been dating for three years.

“They are engaged and very happy,” a representative for the “Sometimes I Cry” hitmaker tells Us Magazine. Benet proposed to Testolin in November 2010 but the couple, who lives together in Los Angeles, has not set a wedding date yet.

Benet’s previous marriage ended with actress Halle Berry in 2003 after a roller-coaster matrimony, which he admitted to cheating. He has an 18-year-old daughter, India, from his relationship with Tami Marie Stauff who died of injuries suffered in an automobile crash. Meanwhile, Manuela Testolini was previously married to superstar Prince from 2001-2006.

On another note, Benet’s engagement becomes public as tensions rise with ex-wife Halle Berry and her daughter’s father Gabrielle Aubrey. The Canadian model filed a motion on December 30 to be officially, legally declared the father of Nahla, the two-year old daughter he shares with Berry. Insiders tell Radar Online his concern over custody status is based on a series of explosive fights with his ex.

“Whenever Gabriel doesn’t do exactly what Halle tells him to do, or if he does something she doesn’t approve of or like, she goes crazy on him, screaming and shouting,” a source tells the website.

Congratulations to Eric Benet!


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