Halle Berry Surprises Teacher With Home Renovation

“If she hadn’t come into my life, my life would have been completely different.”

Everyone has that one educator who changed their life — and for Halle Berry, that was her fifth grade teacher, Yvonne Sims.

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And because of the long-lasting impact she made on her life, Halle recently got the chance to give back to her in a big way.

During an episode of Celebrity IOU, Halle put her construction skills to the test while reflecting on how Yvonne made a difference in her life.

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“If she hadn’t come into my life, my life would have been completely different,” Halle said, adding, “She was really like a second mother in many ways.”

Halle explained that since she was raised by a single mother who was often working, Yvonne took her in “under her wing.”

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“I had a white mother and she — being a Black woman — taught me about my culture,” Halle shared.

Halle says that Yvonne even invited her into her home where they sat at the kitchen table and had “really deep conversations” they called “cookie talks.”

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And while there’s no doubt the duo are still having their “cookie talks” to this day, it’s nice to see that Yvonne can now host their get together in a beautiful new kitchen!

Source: BuzzFeed – Celebrity

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