Halle Berry is almost always out and about toting her little companion — adorable three-year-old daughter Nahla Aubry. On Monday’s episode of Ellen, the doting mom opens up to Ellen DeGeneres about motherhood and shares a terrifying experience with the host about losing Nahla in a department store.
“Talk about sweating,” Halle, 44, explains to Ellen of the experience. “And you just freak out for about 30 seconds. I came undone. I think my head projected off my body.”
“And then all of a sudden, I looked down at a price tag or something, and she toddled off for what seemed like two seconds,” she says. “The next thing I know, I looked back around and it was like, Whosh! Gone! And I said, ‘Nahla? Nahla? Nahla?’ Gone,” she continues. “My heart just started … I’m like, Close the store! Shut the door! My daughter’s gone!’”
While the seconds felt like hours to Halle, the mom quickly found her little one.
“She was right next to me — in a rounder of clothes where the pants were hanging. Right there. And after I became a lunatic and totally embarrassed myself, she stuck her head out and was like, ‘Hi.’”
Watch Ellen Monday at 4 on NBC for the rest of Halle’s interview.