After a few unsuccessful relationships and just a little over a week after making the sad announcement of her divorce from husband, Olivier Martinez, many can’t help but wonder how is Halle Berry really doing these days? Well the actress had a one-on-one with the folks at Extra recently and spoke on how she’s been holding up lately.

“I’m doing okay, I really am. I keep pushing and I’m really happy to be here because whenever you’re going through anything in life, when you step outside yourself and focus on others, that’s always the best remedy for any situation that you’d rather not be dealing with,” she shares with Terri Seymour.

As the single mother of two prepares herself for the big 5-0 next August, she voices her intentions of wanting to relax as opposed to throwing an elaborate celebration.

“I want it to come and go as fast as it can. I’m going to take my five best girlfriends to a Caribbean island, we’re going to have a cleansing, we’re going to jump in the ocean butt-naked and have a spiritual moment and bond and connect as women,” Berry says. “That’s how I’m going to blow it out with my girls, with my best, closest, dearest friends… I love my woman ships.”

She also touched on how she doesn’t think too much into turning 50 by saying, “I am not going to be defined by that number. Yeah, it’s coming. Yeah, so what? I am not going to be defined by that 5-0.”

Seems like Ms. Berry is making the most of an unfortunate situation by not letting it get to her and still manage to enjoy life in the midst of a busy schedule along with handling single parenthood. Good for her.