Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied: A Love Story
In 2009, Natalie Portman met Benjamin Millepied on the set of the masterpiece Black Swan. A choreographer for the feature film, the Frenchy falls under the charm of the then 29-year-old actress. Hired by director Darren Aronofski, he was at the time the director of his own dance company and attached to the New York City Ballet. For her part, the actress born on June 9, 1981 in Jerusalem had to undergo an intensive training to interpret the star dancer of the film. For months, she followed classes with a dance coach, Georgina Parkinson.
The Birth of a Family
Coincidentally or not, Natalie Portman had some health problems at this time. So it was Benjamin Millepied who had been hired to give classes to the actress. Very quickly, the actress of the film Leon and the Frenchman started a love relationship and became inseparable. The pretty brunette (Neta-Lee Hershlag in her real name) falls pregnant and gives birth to a little boy named Aleph (after the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet), born according to sources on June 14 or 15, 2011. When she received her Oscar for the film Black Swan, she was pregnant with their first child. The following year in August, they got married. Their daughter, Amalia, was born on February 22, 2017.
Life in the Spotlight
If the whole family had lived for a long time in Los Angeles, after a first stay in France when he was director of the Paris Opera and a return to LA, they recently decided to return to Paris. Indeed, the former star dancer is about to release his first film as a director: Carmen, a free interpretation of the Bizet opera, which will be released in theaters on June 14. A “family project” as he told Paris Match. Regarding their desire not to expose themselves in the media, he replied: “She and I have this desire not to expose our private life. Well, it was especially the case at the beginning of our story, now we don’t even talk about it anymore. We don’t feel the need to show off our couple. The way I promote my work does not go through this. And it’s the same for her.” The message is clear!