London: Hollywood actress Halle Berry has realized that she is not the ‘marrying kind’ and said she would have been happier if she never tied the knot.

"I wish I had known then that I was not the marrying kind. It would have saved me a lot of time, heartache and grief over the years. I made all the wrong choices when it came to love. I have been an idiot," said Berry.

She has a three-year-old daughter Nahla with ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry.

"My father left us when I was young and that did affect my life. If I had a good father in my life, growing up, then I do not think I would have made the mistakes I made. I would not have been lost in love. I would have had a good role model and known what to look for," added Berry.

Berry, who is currently dating French actor Olivier Martinez, has finally taken hold of her love life. "Now, it is like a gift to myself, seeing more clearly and making better decisions," said Berry.