Halle Berry has found love again, as evidenced by her last lovey-dovey Instagram post.
But just who is the spiky-haired suitor she credits as being her “balance”?
Halle Berry is dating Alex Da Kid.
His name is Alex Da Kid, and though you may not recognize his face, you’ve definitely heard him before.
Berry’s new beau is a Grammy-nominated music producer who’s worked with some of the biggest in the business, from Rihanna and Dr. Dre to Imagine Dragons.
Get to know the man who’s kidnapped the “Kidnap” star’s heart one year after she split from husband Olivier Martinez.
He’s a British musician with a surprising past
Alex Da Kid was born Alexander Grant in Wood Green, north London, and, despite his name, he’s actually an adult at 35 years old (Alex Da Adult just doesn’t have the same ring to it).
He has a master’s degree in advanced music technology from the University of West London, but before that he had a totally different career path: soccer player (er, footballer?). Berry’s beau played semi-professionally in the Championship League for Bristol City.
He’s really good at what he does
Alex Da Kid has sold more than 110 million units, and his tunes have more than 11 billion views on YouTube.
His first major hit was a little song you may remember from 2010 called “Airplanes,” by B.o.B. and Paramore’s Hayley Williams.
Not long after, he produced “Love The Way You Lie” for Eminem and Rihanna, which climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
Other hits he’s produced include “Radioactive” and “Demons” by Imagine Dragons, “Renegades” by X Ambassadors, “Coming Home” by Diddy and “Words I Never Said” by Lupe Fiasco.
Alex Da Kid is also the only producer/writer to have logged two diamond singles, with “Love the Way You Lie” and “Radioactive.” The honor is reserved for songs that sell over 10 million copies.
He’s a businessman
Alex Da Kid branched off to found his own record company/multimedia creative agency in 2011. KIDinaKORNER, a partnership with Interscope Records, currently houses Imagine Dragons, X Ambassadors, Skylar Grey and Jamie N Commons.
But he doesn’t always work behind the scenes.
In 2016, he released his solo debut, “Not Easy,” which featured X Ambassadors, Wiz Khalifa, Elle King and IBM’s cognitive program Watson. He currently has a four-song EP in the works.