Although Gabriel Aubry and Kim Kardashian’s recent romance fizzled soon after it began, People reports that Halle Berry was not happy to see her ex out with a reality TV star. Aubry, 35, and Kardashian, 30, took in a Lakers game and a movie in late November before calling it quits. Halle Berry, 44, who split with the French Canadian model last year, was angry about the relationship because of her daughter, according to a source close to the actress. “Halle was very upset… She just didn’t want Nahla exposed to the cameras that are undoubtedly around a reality star.” But Aubry had no intention of bringing someone new into his daughter’s life right away. “Gabriel wanted to make sure he dated someone for six months before he introduced them to his daughter,” says the source.

How soon should you bring a new partner into your child’s life?

Cupid’s Advice:

After a breakup, it’s hard to know when to bring a new partner into your kid’s life. Cupid has some tips on when and how to make the introduction:

1. Talk to your child: Give your son or daughter a chance to come to terms with his or her parents’ separation.  Once they realize that Mommy and Daddy aren’t together anymore, they will be more ready to accept someone new.

2. Warn your partner: Tell your new mate what your child is like so he’s prepared.  Giving him as much information as possible will help make the introduction go smoothly.

3. Wait until it’s serious: While there’s no time limit on when your child and partner are ready to meet, it’s a good idea to wait at least a couple of months.  Then, it’s up to you to know when the relationship is serious enough to bring someone new into your child’s life.