*Paps spotted supermodel Gabriel Aubry in Los Angeles on Saturday with a bruised and swollen face – the result of a Thanksgiving altercation with the boyfriend of his baby mama, Halle Berry.
It’s the first time Aubry has been seen in public since his run-in with actor Olivier Martinez, Berry’s fiance.
The French-Canadian model’s left eye was seriously bruised and nearly swollen shut. He sustained the injury at Berry’s home after dropping off Nahla, the 4-year-old daughter he shares with the Oscar winning actress, 46.
According to one source, Aubry “initiated” the brawl after he and Martinez exchanged words. Aubry “attempted to use his size to intimidate,” the source explains. “He shoved Olivier, then punched him. Olivier just defended himself.”
Martinez, meanwhile, was seen on Saturday morning, hitting an L.A. liquor store with a swollen, cut right hand. On Sunday, the couple, who got engaged in late 2011, were spotted outside the Malibu home they share.
Since splitting in spring 2010, Berry and Aubry have been in an extended and painful custody dispute over Nahla; a judge recently denied the “Cloud Atlas” star’s request to move her daughter to France full-time.
While Aubry has a court date set for December, Berry has already taken her own precautions. “The judge already issued an Emergency Protective Order that is effective December 3rd,” the source says of a temporary restraining order which keeps Aubry 100 yards away from Berry, Martinez, and Nahla.