Actress Halle Berry has been ordered to pay ex Gabriel Aubry, the father of her four-year-old daughter Nahla, $20,000 a month in child support payments, People reports. Berry, 45, appeared in court earlier this week and was assigned the monthly sum that adds up to nearly a quarter of a million dollars a year.

Berry, who is now engaged to actor Olivier Martinez, split from French-Canadian Aubry, 36, in April 2010 and has been fighting a custody battle over Nahla ever since. Reports have occasionally revealed ugly details involving child endangerment and altercations with Nahla's nanny.

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