Who Is Van Hunt, Halle Berry’s New Musician Boyfriend?
Halle Berry seemed to confirm that she’s dating musician Van Hunt, after teasing her Instagram followers for weeks.
The 54-year-old actress posted a photo on Instagram on Thursday of herself in Van Hunt t-shirt with the caption “now ya know… ♥️🦶🏽.”
The emojis reference two photos Berry has posted in the last few weeks that featured her feet intertwined with a man’s. In one photo, posted in July, the two sets of feet are seen resting on some outdoor furniture with the caption “sunday,funday.” Then in August, the actress followed up with another picture of the feet entangled on a bed overlooking a sunrise with the caption, “Waking up Vegas!”
Now, she has seemingly put a face to the feet with her recent post.
Van Hunt, 50, is an award-winning musician who was nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the Grammys in 2006 and won a Grammy in 2007 for Best R&B Performance for a Duo or Group with Vocals in 2007 for “Family Affair.”
He has toured with famous performers like Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Kanye West and Coldplay, but clearly has a successful music career in his own right. He most recently released a set of singles, including “Roberta Monk, NC,” “Attention!” and “0405.”
Like Berry he is also a parent, and has one teenage son, though the singer seems to keep his personal life private.
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i just got off the phone with my son. it always makes me feel good. i was rehearsing ‘precious’ for the tour – so, i recorded this, and i dedicate it to him. Van Hunt on Tour – tix in bio @vanhunt The Virgil, Los Angeles, June 25 The Old Church, Portland, June 29 Barboza, Seattle, June 30 Cafe du Nord, San francisco July 2
According to Page Six, Hunt got into music at a young age, learning the drums at 7 from Ohio Players’ drummer Jimmy “Diamond” Williams, a friend of his father. Hunt went on to learn the saxophone, keyboard and finally the guitar.
He went to Morehouse College and majored in English before he dropped out to pursue music. In an interview with Essence, he said if he wasn’t doing music, he would probably be doing “applied mathematics or astrophysics” and said that he was a “terrible student.”
Hunt responded to Berry’s Instagram post with a tweet, “there you go…” he wrote.
— Van Hunt (@vanhunt) September 17, 2020