• Natalie Portman met Benjamin Millepied on the set of ‘The Black Swan.’
  • He’s a celebrity within the ballet world.
  • They married in 2012 and have two kids.
  • In August of 2023, experiences emerged that they’ve cut up over Benjamin’s alleged affair.

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied have been married for nearly a decade and now have two kids collectively. Whereas they met in 2009, married in 2012, and have two kids collectively, nevertheless, it’s reportedly not all the time been straightforward. In June of 2023, experiences emerged of an alleged affair between Benjamin and a 25-year-old local weather activist, in line with Page Six.— adopted by an August report that they’d cut up. 

“After information of his affair got here out, they’ve been attempting to work on their marriage however are presently on the outs,” an insider informed Us Weekly. A supply for PEOPLE had beforehand claimed the couple have been nonetheless collectively. “It was short-lived and it’s over,” they stated in June of 2023. “He is aware of he made an unlimited mistake and he’s doing all he can to get Natalie to forgive him and preserve their household collectively. Natalie is extremely personal and has no intention of taking part in this out within the media. Her greatest precedence is defending her kids and their privateness.” An insider reportedly informed Page Six in June, “They haven’t cut up and are attempting to work issues out. Ben is doing all the things he can to get Natalie to forgive him. He loves her and their household.” A rep for Natalie declined to remark on the time.

Regardless of the alleged cut up, Natalie has loved worldwide fame and immense success as an actress, heading up excessive profile movies like Vox Lux, Avengers: Endgame, Lucy within the Sky, Star Wars Episodes I, II, and III, and Thor. She’s been nominated for a number of Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Display screen Actor’s Guild Awards. However whereas the Black Swan magnificence, 40, and her hubby, 44, have turn into crimson carpet mainstays, you could be stunned to study that Benjamin isn’t an actor — he’s a ballet megastar. Right here’s all the things it’s worthwhile to know concerning the completed actress’s husband and residential life.

1. Benjamin is a classically skilled ballet dancer

Benjamin Millipied & Natalie Portman
Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman (Evan Agostini/AP/Shutterstock)

Natalie’s one-and-only is a French dancer and choreographer, previously of the New York Metropolis Ballet. He’s the founding father of the L.A. Dance Venture, which he now heads up, and has additionally been affiliated with the Paris Opera Ballet because the director of dance. Nevertheless it was his function as choreographer to Darren Aronofsky‘s masterpiece Black Swan that in the end led him to his future spouse, who starred within the movie as tormented ballerina Nina Sayers. The world-class dancer additionally appeared, and danced, within the movie, solidifying the couple’s bond.

2. He beforehand dated Isabella Boylston

The previous NYCB principal dancer had a critical romance with Isabella Boylston, American Ballet Theatre celebrity. The couple reportedly lived collectively earlier than Benjamin met and married Natalie Portman throughout filming for The Black Swan.

3. He’s an completed brief movie director

Natalie Portman Benjamin Millepied
Natalie Portman and husband Benjamin Millepied. (Matt Baron/Shutterstock)

In 2012, the identical 12 months he married Natalie in Huge Sur, California, Benjamin based The Amoveo Firm, which is described by way of his Wikipedia page as a “multimedia manufacturing firm and artwork collective.” Benjamin has impressively directed brief movies alongside different artists, together with musician Philip Glass, visible artist Mark Bradford, and tech music duo Zeds Useless.

4. Benjamin is a father to 2 lovely children

The choreographer is a father to 2 fantastic kids with Natalie. Their son Aleph was born in 2011 and daughter Amalia joined the household a number of years later in 2017. The couple have been famously personal about their household life and protecting of their kids.

5. He’s been made a French Chevalier

Natalie Portman Benjamin Millepied Oscars
Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman. (ACE Footage/Shutterstock)

Benjamin might not have an Oscar, however the world-renowned dancer has just a few distinguished honors of his personal. He was made Chevalier (the equal of a British knight) within the Order of the Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Tradition in 2010. He additionally obtained the Prix de Lausanne as a younger dancer in 1994 in 1995 was given the distinguished Mae L. Wien Award for Excellent Promise.

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