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Despite a string of disappointing relationships with David Justice, Eric Benet and now her baby-daddy Gabriel Aubry, Halle Berry still insists that she's no different from any other person struggling to find love. The sultry 43-year-old looks absolutely stunning on the September issue's cover. Exclusive excerpts from Halle's interview can be found below:

On why she hasn't given a lengthy interview in three years:
"I was burned-out with having other people tell the story about me they wanted to tell. I told my publicist, 'I'm not going to talk anymore. I'm just going to live my life and be who I am.' "

Why she's talking now: "What (being on the cover of the September Vogue) means for a woman of color and what that means in the fashion world, what that means to pop culture, there was no way I could say, 'No, I'm not going to be on the biggest issue of the year.' "

On her breakup with Aubry: "It's just that you realize you are not meant to go the distance with everybody. … We were meant to bring this amazing little person into the world. And I think that's why we came together. And because of that, we are going to be together forever, all three of us."

Does her no-more-marriage stance still stand? "Yes. I'm not done with love, but I refuse to settle. I am a hopeless romantic. And I won't stop till I get it right. … I don't think I'm unlike a lot of people. I am just someone who is trying to find that mate, and I think it's a really hard thing to do. And I'm not willing to stay somewhere where I am really not happy. And I am not willing to pretend I am for the kid's sake or so that I don't have to go through another public humiliation."

Why she thinks 'nature has got it all wrong'
: "When you are younger, it should be harder to get pregnant, and as you get older, it should be easier. When you are so ready, you can't do it to save your life. And when you are 21, you are so not ready, but you are ripe as could be. The eggs should become more developed the older you get, not die slowly from the day you're born. That's one thing God got wrong."

On the biggest misconception people have about her: "That I am this brooding, twisted, lovesick person who just can't get it right in life. Every story about me is so heavy and dramatic. That's not how I do life. But that's the impression people have, and that's what keeps getting reiterated. As if I'm still stuck in all the muck of the past. And I am so not."


via USA Today