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Friday
Jan252013

Natalie Portman Set to Move to France

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- Natalie Portman is moving to France next year.

Her husband and Black Swan choreographer, Benjamin Millepied, was named director of the Paris Opera Ballet on Thursday.

Millepied tells The New York Times that he, his wife, and their 20-month-old son, Aleph, will move to Paris once he begins work in his new position in September 2014.

The couple met in 2009 while working on Black Swan, a movie that earned Portman an Oscar.  They married last August.

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Monday
Aug062012

Natalie Portman Marries Benjamin Millepied

ABC/RICK ROWELL(LOS ANGELES) -- Natalie Portman married her fiancé of two years on Saturday, reports People.

The 31-year-old actress wed French dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied in the Big Sur region of California.  The pair exchanged vows in a Jewish ceremony attended by friends including Ivanka Trump.

The couple met of the set of Black Swan in 2009, when Millepied was working as a choreographer of the film, which earned Portman an Oscar.  They were engaged by December 2010.  They have a 14-month-old son, Aleph.

Portman recently indicated she may consider becoming a French citizen, telling France’s Madame Figaro magazine, “I now have the possibility of taking on French nationality.  It would accomplish the Francophile dreams of my father and myself.”

She explains, “I lived in Paris when I was 12 and my father gave me the name Natalie as an homage to Gilbert Becaud’s song.  Everything in my life has drawn me towards a French family.”

Portman also tells the magazine that personal life is very important to her.

“It’s something which comes first, always makes sense, and compared to the happiness of a successful family life, everything else is practically superficial,” she says.

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Wednesday
Feb292012

Jeweler Refuses to Confirm or Deny Natalie Portman's Rumored Marriage

Michael Buckner/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- There's more mystery surrounding the ring Natalie Portman wore to the Oscars on Sunday.

After the ceremony, there was speculation that Portman had been wearing a wedding band, indicating that she'd secretly married the father of her baby, Benjamin Milliepied. Jeweler Jamie Wolf seemingly confirmed the alleged union in an interview with Us Weekly, saying, "I designed the rings worn by Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman."

However, Wolf has since clarified his remarks, refusing to confirm or deny the marriage rumors to The Hollywood Reporter. Wolf says, “I designed rings for the couple and cannot attach meaning to those items.”

The rings reportedly are made of recycled platinum and conflict-free diamonds.

The 30-year-old Portman and the 34-year-old Millipied, a choreographer who worked on her film Black Swan, announced their engagement in December of 2010. They welcomed a son, Aleph, last June.

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Wednesday
Jun152011

Natalie Portman Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The stork has visited the swan.

Natalie Portman has welcomed her first child with fiancé Benjamin Millepied, according to People magazine.  The report doesn't mention when the 30-year-old Oscar-winning star of Black Swan gave birth to her son, nor the name of the child.

Millepied was a choreographer for Black Swan.  They announced the engagement and pregnancy in December.

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Monday
Dec272010

Natalie Portman Pregnant and Engaged

Photo Courtesy - Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- These are busy times for Natalie Portman. ABC News has confirmed that the actress is pregnant and engaged to choreographer Benjamin Millepied, whom she met while working on Black Swan. It will be the first child for the 29-year-old actress.

Portman has scored a Golden Globe nomination for her role in Black Swan, with many pundits predicting she will follow that up with an Academy Award nomination.

It’s not clear when Portman is due, other than in 2011.

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