Halle says she and Gabriel, who is 10 years her junior, had been trying for some time to have a baby. "I'm sort of superstitious, so I saved all of the negative tests in a drawer," she says. "Don't ask! I don't know why, but I did. ... After about 35 tests, we finally got a positive test."
What did Halle do when she passed the test? "While I was trying to get pregnant, we tried really hard, so it was a lot of staying home and just doing what you do. ... I was watching a lot of [daytime] television and—don't judge me for this—Maury Povich. ... It was about, 'You are the father. You're not the father.' ... So what the women do when they find out he's not the daddy, they run off the stage, right? They run to the back. I don't know why, but they run to the back.
"So when we got the positive test—Gabriel was downstairs in the den—I ran upstairs! I got up there, and I thought, 'I've been watching too much Maury!"