By Kate Ward
Updated January 19, 2011 at 01:19 PM EST

Model Gabriel Aubry has requested that he become officially recognized as the father of his daughter with ex-girlfriend Halle Berry, People reports. On Dec. 30, Aubry filed papers in Los Angeles seeking a court order that would establish that he and the actress have joint custody of their child. Their daughter, Nahla Aubry, was born in 2008; the couple split last spring after four years of dating.