Olivier Martinez confirms engagement to Halle Berry

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 17: Actors Olivier Martinez (L) and Halle Berry attend the 2011 Jenesse Silver Rose Auction and Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel on April 17, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Olivier Martinez;Halle Berry David Livingston

Olivier Martinez and Halle Berry attend the 2011 Jenesse Silver Rose Auction and Gala on April 17, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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(CBS News) Olivier Martinez has confirmed that he and Oscar-winner Halle Berry are engaged.

"Yes, of course it's true," the French actor told The Miami Herald on Saturday while promoting his new South Beach restaurant, Villa Azur.

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Reports first surfaced in January that Martinez, 46, and Berry, 45, who co-starred in the film "Dark Tide," had gotten engaged. At the time, a rep for the jeweler Gurhan disclosed the engagement, but the actor now says someone else crafted the ring he gave Berry.

"There is a jeweler taking credit for doing the ring and it's a lie! They have nothing to do with this," he told the Herald.

The ring, he revealed, was designed by Robert Mazlo of Paris. Martinez told the paper that Mazlo is "a real artist" whose family has designed jewelry for "kings and queens for many centuries."

Mazlo told People the engagement ring "symbolizes the couple's story." The bauble features a 4-carat emerald and two diamonds in a yellow gold setting.

This will be Berry's third marriage. She was married to baseball player David Justice in the 1990s and wed singer Eric Benet in 2001 (they split in 2003, the divorce was finalized in 2005). She also has a 3-year-old daughter, Nahla, from her relationship with Gabriel Aubry.

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