Halle Berry's estranged half-sister has claimed that the actress has cut herself off from her family.
Halle, 44, who is currently in the middle of a custody battle with ex Gabriel Aubry over their daughter Nahla, has been accused of cutting off all ties with her African-American family by her half-sister Renee Berry, 51.
According to the Daily Mirror, Renee, a food service worker from Alabama, is desperate to reconnect with her famous sister, especially when she is going through such a difficult time in the courts.
Renee is the daughter of Halle's late African-American father Jerome and Edwina Taylor, who broke up with him shortly before he started dating the actress' mother Judith Hawkins.
Although Jerome and Judith split up when Halle was just four years old, Renee remained "very close" to Halle while they were growing up – despite cutting herself off from her father after the divorce.
"I'm sad to say it seems like she does not want anything to do with us. I have not spoken to her in about five years," the Daily Mail quoted Renee as saying.
"I tried to contact her through her website, to congratulate her on her Oscar, but no one got back to me.
"We would love to meet Nahla. We are desperate to understand why Halle is so upset, why she feels she cannot be with us," she stated.
Renee claims Halle was angry with her when she made a public plea to visit Jerome when he was dying from Parkinson's disease.