Stephen M. Silverman
April 08, 2009 10:40 AM

Halle Berry has several reasons to stay at home: a 1-year-old baby, a hot boyfriend and celebrity that makes being in public uncomfortable.

Admitting her guiltiest pleasure to May’s Harper’s Bazaar, the Oscar winner, 42, says her current addiction is “very boring, but I buy baby clothes online. Nahla can’t wear all the clothes I’ve bought, and we don’t go anywhere because I can’t deal with the paparazzi.”

On the overstuffed closets for the baby, boyfriend Gabriel Aubrey is sympathetic – though only up to a point. “Gabriel’s always like, ‘She doesn’t even leave the house! Halle, you’ve got to stop,’ ” says Berry.

Still, he clearly has other advantages, and they’re helping keep Berry at home, too. “I have a 33-year-old man. That’ll keep your mojo mojo-in,” she declares.

Mostly, though, it is Nahla who has her mom hopping inside the house. “Having a baby takes so much from you. It’s the most glorious thing you’ll ever do, but the aftermath is not so glorious!” observes Berry. “So now I’m having to exercise, eat a little bit differently.”

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