What's brewing between Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied, her husband of over ten years?
Natalie Portman is no small name in the movie business. The actress is one of the few women in business who've built a staggering career in a short span. Portman's filmography includes a myriad of blockbusters, including Closer, Black Swan, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, and Jackie.
Born on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Natalie ventured into acting as a kid, and after several unnoticed roles, landed her breakout role, playing Padmé Amidala, in the Star Wars trilogy. The Oscar-winning actress has had a coincidingly successful personal life. But after a decade-long conjugal bliss with her husband, troubles have seemingly knocked on the couple's paradise.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied's Unravelling Marriage!
Natalie has been married to French dancer, Benjamin Millepied, since 2012. Portman and Benjamin's previously perfect marriage has hit its first bump. The question is whether the duo will push through the debacle or let it consume their decade-long nuptial.
The Oscar-winning actress usually keeps her personal matters out of the media's reach, but insiders have seemingly blown the lid off of the duo's bumpy marriage. The Black Swan actress and Benjamin reportedly separated last year before reconciling to save their family.
Their relationship hit the rock again after Natalie discovered her husband and the father of her children has an extra-marital affair. Insiders claim the long-married pair are working through, what they consider one more marital woe, and Millepied, 45, on his part, is doing best to regain Portman's trust.
The pair's imperfect marriage hit the headline earlier this year when French magazine, Voici, unveiled the dancer's illicit affair with a 25-year-old environmental activist named, Camille Etienne, who is a close friend of eco superstar Greta Thunberg. The magazine even attached a snap of Benjamin and Camille coyishly entering his office.
The duo is reportedly working out things for the sake of their family!
The Academy winner has kept her mum amid the heating babble about her private life, and sources shared that the actress would like to keep it that way. Portman is reportedly focusing on her two kids and will probably act according to their best interests.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied: How It All Started?
While we can't say if Millepied is the only guy Portman has ever been with, but he is certainly the first guy she dated as a celebrity. Portman crossed paths with Benjamin on the sets of her turning point role in Black Swan. The Jerusalem-born actress fell hard for Millepied as she choreographed her moves in the film.
The Star Wars actress later dished on how she knew he was the one. "It was like I really got to know him and that was when it seemed like, 'Oh this is the person," Portman said. The pair were romantically linked at the onset of the year 2010 and by fall, were head over heels for each other.
By December 2020, their whirlwind romance had already escalated into pregnancy and engagement. An insider confirmed their double milestone and shared how the two were thrilled to begin a life together. "I have always kept my private life private but I will say that I am indescribably happy," the mostly reticent actress said.
The love birds welcomed their first child in June 2011 and tied the knot a year later, in August 2012. The duo's light- star-studded wedding, graced by figures like Ivanka Trump, and Macaulay Culkin, took place at a scenic oceanfront home in Big Sur, California, on August 4, 2012.
The couple has since supported each other in their endeavors, which include relocating to new places for their life together. Portman moved to Paris in 2014 after Benjamin landed a coveted job there. The twosome moved back to the States in 2016.
Portman gave birth to their second kid in February 2017. The pair, who have worked together on more than one occasion, said that their time on the sets only made their bond stronger. Even amid the news of their bumpy marriage, Benjamin credited his wife for helping him direct Carmen, his first directing gig.
Get to Know Natalie Portman's Husband and Their Two Kids!
The man in question, Benjamin Millepied, 45, is a Bordeaux, France-born dancer, and choreographer. He might not be a world-renowned actor like his wife, but Millepied has achieved some great feats in the ballet world. Benjamin was a soloist and later, a principal at the prestigious New York City Ballet, from 2002 to 2011.
The classically trained dancer started choreographing for films in the 90s and shot to prominence with Black Swan. He is also the founder of the L.A. Dance Project, and the production company named, The Amoveo Company. Before meeting Portman, Benjamin dated fellow ballet mega-star, Isabella Boylston.
The duo's two kids, son Aleph, soon-to-be 12, and daughter Amalia, 6, aren't the most famous celebrity children. The Oscar-winning actress has pretty much given little to nothing about her two kids, except for a few paparazzi-captured snaps. However, Portman has talked extensively about her journey as a mother.
The Star Wars actress called the journey "life-changing." The mother of two even released a kids-oriented book, Natalie Portman’s Fables, which she said was inspired by her kids, in October 2020. "To have this tangible form of what I value and what is important to me that I hope inspires them," the actress said about the book.
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