It’s been almost thirty years since Natalie Portman burst onto the Hollywood scene, and she’s still cranking out blockbusters like Marvel‘s Thor: Love and Thunder. While she has spent the majority of her career working on major projects and being a philanthropist, Natalia has had a supportive person by her side: her husband of 10 years, Benjamin Millepied.
Like most Hollywood couples, the Star Wars actress and the French dancer’s love story started out on a film set. The two first met in 2009, while on set for 2010’s Black Swan. Natalie starred as prima ballerina Nina Sayers while Benjamin was hired to choreograph the iconic ballet sequences for the film. Though the two fell for each other, it took a little bit before Natalie felt secure in her newfound romance.
“I met my husband on [the set of Black Swan], so I think I was in, like, dreamland,” Natalie told Today host Hoda Kotb about that moment in a 2018 SiriusXM interview. “He was teaching me how to dance … It was definitely exciting and fun. It was beautiful, but I don’t know about instant [connection]. I really got to know him and then that is when it seemed, ‘Oh, right, this is the person.’”
After Black Swan premiered on December 3, 2010, Natalie and the former director of the Paris Opera Ballet had some big news to announce. On December 27, the couple revealed that they hadn’t only gotten engaged, but she was also pregnant with their first child. The actress even publicly acknowledged her new fiancé for the first time in February 2011, during her Best Actress Oscar acceptance speech. “[To] my beautiful love, Benjamin Millepied, who choreographed the film and has now given me my most important role of my life,” Natalie said onstage.
In June 14, 2011, Natalie welcomed the couple’s first child, a son named Aleph. The next year, in August 2012, the actress and dancer tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony in Big Sur, California. Fast forward, on February 22, 2017, the Jackie star gave birth to a daughter named Amalia, completing their family.ORDER A COPY OF ROB’S NEW BEST SELLING BOOK! Called “America’s Number ONE Gossip Columnist” by The National Enquirer. Rob ‘Naughty But Nice’ Shuter breaks celebrity news every day on his website NaughtyGossip.com where he delivers all the dish about the stars we love in his naughty but nice signature style. You can also catch him co-hosting and breaking celebrity news on Good Day New York, The Today Show, The Talk, Wendy Williams Show, CNN, Extra and Z100’s ‘Elvis Duran.’ Previously, Rob was the Huffington Post’s only celebrity columnist and the former executive editor of OK! Magazine. Rob has also hosted his own Saturday night talk show on Mark Cuban’s channel and his own daily morning show, ‘The Gossip Table,’ on VH1! Breaking some of the biggest entertainment stories, including Jamie Lynn Spears’s pregnancy news, Britney’s first post-meltdown interview, Eva Longoria’s wedding, and baby exclusives for Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey’s tots, Rob always knows where to find the best scoop. Before Rob was one of the world’s most successful entertainment reporters, he was a publicist working for Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi! Now he is bringing all this experience to his new show on I HEART MEDIA in his unique cheeky way, that is always a pinch and never a punch!