Who is Van Hunt? Meet Halle Berry’s new boyfriend

Halle Berry has a new man!

The “X-Men” star, 54, and singer Van Hunt, 50, confirmed on Thursday that they’re dating. The two have been teasing their relationship for a couple of months with photos of their feet playing intimate games of footsie.

Now that they’re Instagram official, here are some things to know about Hunt.


He's a dad

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The “Seconds of Pleasure” crooner has one teenage son. Hunt keeps his personal life very private and off social media, but he’s proud to show off his son’s approval.

“From the yung hitta, w love,” Hunt captioned a photo of the “Best Dad Ever” mug he received from his son.

In a 2011 interview, Hunt said he loved being a father to his then-7-year-old son.

“It is a lot of fun!” he said. “I can’t imagine anybody not wanting to explore the opportunity to be a father, if you should decide to have a child.”


Music has been a lifelong passion

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Hunt began playing musical instruments when he was kid. He first picked up the drums at age 7, as his father was friends with of Ohio Players drummer Jimmy “Diamond” Williams. Hunt then learned the saxophone and keyboard, with the guitar being the last instrument he learned to play.


He's a college dropout

Hunt attended Morehouse College and majored in English before dropping out. If he didn’t make it in music, he said he’d be doing something in “applied mathematics or astrophysics.” Admittedly, he was a “terrible student.”


He's a Grammy winner

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Hunt has been nominated for two Grammys: Best Urban/Alternative Artist in 2006 and R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 2007 for “Family Affair.”

Hunt won the 2007 Grammy and posed next to longtime manager Randy Jackson following the big win.


He's performed alongside numerous A-list musicians

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Hunt has released more than a dozen projects during his career, which took off in Atlanta after moving there from his native Ohio, and has toured with iconic musicians such as Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Coldplay and Kanye West.

His latest album, “gram,” was released in January 2020.

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