A beautiful love story. Natalie PortmanShe and her husband of nearly 10 years. Benjamin Millepied, met on set of her film Black Swan2009
“I think I was in, like, dreamland. So, it was pretty … it seemed pretty fun the whole time,” Portman said of getting to know her husband while making the psychological thriller during a June 2018 interview on “Sirius XM Town Hall.”
The Star Wars actress added that she wasn’t sure if she had an “instant” connection with the French dancer, who was a choreographer on Black Swan. “It was, like, I really got to know him and then that is when it seemed, ‘Oh, right, this is the person,’” she shared.
Portman was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress in February 2011 for her role in The Academy. Darren Aronofsky film. Millepied was engaged to her at that time and they were expecting their first child together. The V for Vendetta actress thanked her then-fiancé during her acceptance speech.
“To my beautiful love, Benjamin Millepied, who choreographed the film and has now given me my most important role of my life,” she said, gesturing to her stomach.
In June 2011, Aleph was born to the couple. The following July, Portman told France’s Madame FigaroShe made it clear that her family was her top priority. “Nothing is more important than my personal life,” she said at the time. “It’s something which comes first, always makes sense, and compared to the happiness of a successful family life, everything else is practically superficial.”
After their announcement of their engagement in late 2010 and a small wedding near Big Sur, California in August 2012, Portman & Millepied celebrated their union in an intimate ceremony. Their daughter Amalia was born on August 17, 2017.
“I’m less judgmental than before I had a kid. The biggest thing I’ve learnt is that parenting is a totally different experience for every single person,” the Garden StateActress told The Telegraph2013. “Everything is cool, there are no rules — I mean, apart from not hurting your kid. Some people breastfeed until their babies are five, and some don’t breastfeed at all. There are no rules regarding what it means being a feminist or a mother. For some, it’s going to be right to go back to work, for others it’s going to be right to stop working completely.”
Millepied was able to raise their children together while Portman was able to work professionally alongside Millepied on the 2018 film Vox Lux. The Thor: Love and ThunderCeleste Montgomery was a fictional pop star. Celeste’s husband choreographed her dancing scenes.
The former New York City Ballet principal dancer has also gushed about his wife’s advocacy; Portman is a vocal advocate for animal rights and a supporter of anti-poverty causes.
“Her work has been an inspiration. You know, she’s been so driven, you know, in this last year to make the world a better place,” he told Us WeeklOctober 2018, y “I think it’s inspiring. We talk about what we think. [and] how you make a difference … for me, it’s about making a difference at home. It’s creating, you know, helping create that community, a sense of community.”
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