Halle Berry appears to have fooled some of her famous friends after joking about getting married to her boyfriend Van Hunt.
The 55-year-old Oscar winner posted a series of photos to Instagram on New Year’s Day that made it appear that she and Hunt had just taken a walk down the aisle, before she revealed it was all a ruse.
But the joke was so close to the real thing that stars including Dwayne Johnson and Octavia Spencer were seemingly fooled by it.
Gotcha! Halle Berry, 55, fooled her fans and famous friends with a joking post celebrating the start of 2022 on Saturday that made it look as if she and boyfriend Van Hunt had gotten married
Halle had several of her fans fooled after she posted a photo of herself and Van in what appeared to be a church in the tropical paradise the two have been vacationing in throughout the holidays.
They stood in front of a curving A-shaped window looking out on gorgeous green clear water, beaches dotted with palm trees and thatched huts, while mist covered mountains loomed even farther away.
The small room appeared to be a church based on rows of benches on either side of the room that were arranged like pews.
Halle wore a flower crown and a dark dress as she stood on her tip toes to kiss Van in front of the window.
‘well…IT’S OFFICIAL!’ she gushed in her caption.
Whoops: She captioned her first photo ‘IT’S OFFICIAL’ as if she had gotten married, but a second closeup revealed that she just meant ‘It’s 2022!’
Fooled him: Not everyone who saw the post appeared to get the joke, or perhaps they didn’t swipe to see the punchline. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson commented with multiple clapping emojis and wrote, ‘congrats you two!!! Beautiful!!’
But the second image in her post revealed that she was just joking, as she captioned a cute closeup of her and Van with ‘It’s 2022!’
She showed off a lovely soft smile while revealing a bit of her flowers and her long caramel-colored hair.
Van, who sported a salt-and-pepper beard, showed some teeth and gazed directly into the camera.
She originally appended the hashtag ‘#Gotcha,’ but she appeared to have edited it out of her post at some point, making it even harder for her fans to tell that she was joking.
Not everyone who saw the post appeared to get the joke, or perhaps they didn’t swipe to see the punchline.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson commented with multiple clapping emojis and wrote, ‘congrats you two!!! Beautiful!!’
Missed it: Octavia Spencer, Tia and Tamera Mowry, Meagan Good, Ava DuVernay and Lesley-Ann Brandt were all fooled
Octavia Spencer joined him, commenting, ‘Congratulations!!!!!’
Tia Mowry commented on Halle’s post with a string of heart emojis, while her twin sister Tamera Mowry added a line of love-struck emojis.
‘CONGRATULATIONS QUEEN,’ gushed actress Meagan Good, while director Ava DuVernay wrote, ‘Blessings, Queen! Wonderfulllll!!!!’
The actress Lesley-Ann Brandt added, ‘[Heart] The [heart]. Congratulations.’
The Facts Of Life star Kim Fields also fell for Halle’s joke. She wrote, ‘CONGRATS GUYS!!!’ along with a string of hearts, kissing faces and champagne flutes.
Ruth E. Carter, the Oscar-winning costume designer who has collaborated with Spike Lee, Steven Spielberg and designed the costumes for Black Panther, commented, ‘[Heart] I’m so happy for you two [lovestruck emoji].’
The DJ D-Nice, who performed at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve from Los Angeles the night before, also wrote, ‘Congrats!!!’
Didn’t see it coming: The Facts Of Life star Kim Fields, Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter and DJ D-Nice also fell for it
Halle, who has been married three times in the past, first teased her relationship with Van in an Instagram post from August 2020 that showed their feet entwined without revealing his identity.
She later teased that she was in a new relationship, but it wasn’t until September that Halle posted a photo of Van’s face to confirm he was her boyfriend.
Since then, the musician has become more and more of a fixture on her social media pages, and they made their red carpet debut in April.
Van is an R&B and soul singer and guitarist, though he also plays several other instruments.
He’s stayed out of the spotlight during the tropical holiday vacation, though he did pose for a cute photo in which he and his love poked their heads out of a door on Christmas.
‘Merry Christmas from our home to yours!’ Halle captioned the photo.
Going public: Halle began teasing the relationship in August 2020 and revealed she was dating Van Hunt in September 2020. They made their red carpet debut in April 2021 for the Oscars; seen December 6 in LA
Family: He’s stayed out of the spotlight during the tropical holiday vacation, though he did pose for a cute photo in which he and his love poked their heads out of a door on Christmas
The Monster’s Ball actress was first married to former professional baseball player David Justice, whom she tied the knot with in 1993 after first seeing him play on television the year before.
The couple separated in 1996, and their divorce was finalized the following year.
She began a relationship in 1999 with singer–songwriter Eric Benét, and they married in 2001.
The tumultuous marriage was short lived. Benét sought treatment for a sex addiction in 2002, and they separated the following year.
The Monster’s Ball actress was first married to former professional baseball player David Justice from 1993 to 1997; seen in 1995
Short-lived: She began a relationship in 1999 with singer–songwriter Eric Benét, and they married in 2001. Benét sought treatment for a sex addiction in 2002, and they separated the following year; seen in 2003 in Hollywood
Halle began a relationship with the French–Canadian model Gabriel Aubry in 2005, and the went on to welcome their daughter Nahla, now 13, in 2008. The relationship fizzled out in 2010.
The actress engaged in a fierce custody battle with Aubry over her plans to relocate to France in 2012 with her future husband Olivier Martinez.
Aubury and Martinez ended up getting in a physical altercation at her home after a judge denied Halle permission to move to France with Nahla.
She and Martinez got engaged later in 2012 and married the following year, and she welcomed their son Maceo, now eight, in October 2013.
The couple announced their plans to divorce in 2015.
Father of her child: Berry shares her 13-year-old daughter Nahla with her former partner Gabriel Aubry, whom she began dating in 2005; seen in 2009 in NYC
Last marriage: She also shared an eight-year-old son Maceo with her third husband Olivier Martinez, who got into a physical altercation with Aubry after a judge prevented them from taking Nahla to live with them in France; seen in 2014 in LA
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