“If she hadn’t come into my life, my life would have been completely different.”
Everyone has that life-changing educator — and for Halle Berry, that was her fifth grade teacher, Yvonne Sims.
And because of the lasting impact she’s had on his life, Halle recently had the chance to give back to him in a big way.
During an episode of celebrity IOUHalle put her building skills to the test while reflecting on how Yvonne has made a difference in her life.
“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 so many ways.”
Halle explained that since being raised by a single mom who often worked, Yvonne took her “under her wing.”
“I had a white mother and she – being a black woman – taught me about my culture,” Halle explained.
Halle says Yvonne even invited her over to her place where they sat at the kitchen table and had “really deep conversations” they called “cookie talks.”
And while there’s no doubt the duo still have their “cookie talks” to this day, it’s nice to see that Yvonne can now host their reunion in a beautiful new kitchen!