Brigitte Bardot appears to have made up with her husband after she had police tear-gas him out of her Paris apartment for striking her and locking her out.

Her lawyer, however, says the couple may not legally be married.Bardot and Bernard d'Ormale spent Christmas at her villa in Saint Tropez with friends, French media reported.

"Maybe they reconciled; that's her problem. I hope she's happy," her lawyer, Gilles Dreyfus, said.

Dreyfus said Bardot filed no charges against d'Ormale after the fight in November, widely covered by French media. Dreyfus said d'Ormale "didn't do her any good" by striking her but that she was not seriously hurt.

"She had the police kick him out with tear gas," he said. "It's her apartment and her villa."

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