‘Black Swan’ star Natalie Portman marries Benjamin Millepied

‘Black Swan’ star Natalie Portman marries Benjamin Millepied

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Aug 05, 2012 at 11:54 AM PDT
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Congratulations are in tall order for “Black Swan” star Natalie Portman. The Oscar winning actress tied the knot Saturday night with her beau, Benjamin Millepied, who is also the father of her child.

The couple had been wearing wedding bands since the 2012 Oscars. They said “I Do” in a Jewish ceremony at a private residence near Big Sur, California.

According to Us Weekly, the 8 p.m. wedding in the dramatic cliff-side California coastal town took place beneath a chuppah surrounding by friends and family. No other details of the hush-hush ceremony were immediately available.

The Oscar-winning actress, 31, first met the French-born dancer and choreographer, 35, on the set of “Black Swan” in 2009. Millepied worked as a choreographer on the film, which starred Portman in the lead and the two started dating during the filming. At the time, a set source spilled to Us Weekly that it was "seductive to watch" to the couple fall for one another.

The stunning couple got engaged in 2010 and announced that they were expecting a child in December 2010.They are now parents of 14-month-old Aleph.

Although Benjamin Millepied had a small role in the film that won Natalie Portman the Best Actress Oscar, she paid tribute to him in her acceptance speech. According to Us Weekly, the beautiful actress called Millepied "my beautiful love," and thanked him for giving her "the most important role of my life [motherhood]."

The nuptials may come as a surprise to many, as there was speculation the pair had already gotten hitched because they both wore bands on their wedding ring fingers at the 2012 Academy Awards. Although the couple declined to address the wedding rumors, jeweler Jamie Wolf revealed to Us Weekly that he had custom-designed rings for Portman and Millepied.

"I designed the rings worn by Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman…They were made with recycled platinum and conflict free diamonds," Wolf told the magazine in an exclusive statement.

Now that Natalie Portman is married to Benjamin Millepied, the gorgeous actress can consider taking on a French nationality like her husband.

Recently, the “No Strings Attached” actress told 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. I lived in Paris when I was 12 and my father gave me the name Natalie as a homage to Gilbert Bécaud's song. Everything in my life has drawn me towards a French family."

Michelle Lincaster is based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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