Natalie Portman Is Engaged And Pregnant!
Natalie Portman has announced that she is engaged and pregnant to French ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied.
In a statement the 29-year-old announced: “I have always kept my private life private but I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience”. The baby is due in our autumn 2011.
The gorgeous couple met late last year while filming the brilliant new ballet drama Black Swan. 32-year-old Millepied is a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, and was hired to choreograph Portman’s amazing dance scenes in the film, which she performed all herself.
For the role of prima ballerina Nina, Portman lost almost 10 kilos and trained up to eight hours a day. When you see Black Swan, you’ll be seriously impressed by her effort – it really paid off!
Three years ago Portman spoke about her uncertainty at getting married. “I’m not convinced about marriage. Divorce is so easy, and that fact that gay people are not allowed to marry takes much of the meaning out of it. … Committing yourself to one person is sacred.”
Portman, who was born in Israel, also spoke about her desire to raise her children Jewish. “A priority for me is definitely that I’d like to raise my kids Jewish, but the ultimate thing is to have someone who is a good person and who is a partner.”
That will be one beautiful baby! We wish Natalie and Benjamin all the best!