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Halle Berry on Her Engagement: 'Never Say Never!'

"Extra's" Terri Seymour was exclusively with the lovely Halle Berry at the 2012 Jenesse Center Silver Rose Gala this past Saturday, an event that benefits victims of domestic violence.

In Berry's first red carpet appearance since her engagement to French actor Olivier Martinez was made public, the actress laughed with Seymour about it, saying, "Who knew? I swore it off, right? Never say never, people!"

Berry was thrilled to be the Silver Rose Gala Chairwoman. "Being a mother is probably my greatest sense of purpose, but this gives me another sense of purpose outside my own family."

The Oscar winner said honoree Shinal Walker, a survivor of domestic abuse and now an advocate, inspires her every day. Berry gushed, "She's extremely beautiful. I call her my beauty. I think many people think domestic violence doesn't affect beautiful people. But domestic violence transcends the physical selves. It's something deep inside us that needs real healing."

Ingrid Roberts, honored for 10 years of volunteer service, paid tribute to Halle. "She gets in there and rolls up her sleeves and is so passionately committed to everything we do."

For more information on how you can help, go to the Jenesse Center's official website!