She revealed: "I was sitting in my car, and I knew the gas was coming when I had an image of my mother finding me.
The couple did not give a reason for their split but stated that they will continue to focus on the upbringing of their two-year-old son Maceo.
After months of speculation of turbulence in the marriage, Berry and Martinez, both 49, confirmed the news in a joint statement released to People magazine on 27 October.
The former couple said: "It is with a heavy heart that we have come to the decision to divorce.
We move forward with love and respect for one another and the shared focus of what is best for our son.
We wish each other nothing but happiness in life and we hope that you respect our and, most importantly, our children's privacy as we go through this difficult period."Berry and Martinez met in South Africa while working on their movie Dark Tide in 2010 and announced their engagement in March 2012.
After three years of dating, the now-estranged couple tied the knot at Olivier's Chateau Des Conde in his native France in July 2013 and their son Maceo was born three months later.
The end of her union with the French actor makes it the third failed marriage for Berry, who is as famous for her dating life as her blockbuster movies.
The IBTimes UK takes a look back at the men who have come and gone from the actress's life over the years...
The Extant actress met the baseball player at an MTV celebrity sport event in February 1992 and subsequently exchanged numbers through a mutual reporter friend.