NEW mom Halle Berry is getting by with a little help from a friend who knows something about parenting â€” and Hollywood.
â€œWeâ€™ve e-mailed, and sheâ€™s loving motherhood,â€ Nancy Oâ€™Dell told People at Thursdayâ€™s National Lampoonâ€™s One, Two, Many premiere in Hollywood. Berry, 41, gave birth to daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry last month.
â€œShe is loving every minute of it, couldnâ€™t be any happier,â€ Access Hollywood host Oâ€™Dell, who is friends with Berry, says. â€œSheâ€™s going to be such a great mom.â€
Oâ€™Dell, 42, who herself gave birth last June to daughter Ashby Grace, sent Berry a lengthy e-mail of motherly advice â€” and the Oscar-winning actress replied with thanks.
â€œI sent her a whole page e-mail about things I wish friends had told me. I said, â€˜I wish people had given me this advice. They didnâ€™t, so Iâ€™m going to give it to you.â€™ She was appreciative, really appreciative,â€ Oâ€™Dell says.
Berryâ€™s daughter will be a fine addition to kidsâ€™ play dates, Oâ€™Dell Says, though she joked that she was holding out for Berry to have a boy.
â€œIâ€™m glad she had a girl, so the girls can play, but the other side of me went, I bet that would be a very attractive young boy to set up with my girl,â€ Oâ€™Dell said. â€œI was pulling for either one.â€ â€” People.