Okay, so most of us spent this past weekend celebrating the holidays with our families. But Natalie Portman, overachiever that she is, decided to get knocked up and engaged. She and hot fiance Benjamin Millepied met on the set of “Black Swan,” where the American Ballet Theater dancer served as her instructor and trainer. And thus far, that’s pretty much all we know about the gorgeous ballet dancer.
After the jump, we fill you in on everything you need to know about the man who’s hitched his wagon to the actress. Keep reading »
Natalie Portman’s “Black Swan” character may have lost her mind, but the actress can thank the film for gaining her a fiance and a baby. The actress’ reps confirmed to People that Portman and her boyfriend, Benjamin Millepied, are engaged and expecting their first child. The two met on the set of the film — which is garnering Oscar buzz — in which Millepied was both a choreographer and had a bit part (as the Prince to Portman’s Swan Queen in “Swan Lake”). Millepied had a girlfriend (another ballet dancer) at the time, but working with Portman so closely — she trained for five hours a day for a year — led to the two falling in love. Well, 2011 is certainly looking to be an exciting year for the actress. Mazel tov! [People] Keep reading »
“He knows how to change when things aren’t working well. Sometimes I just couldn’t do something. No matter how hard I worked, I couldn’t do it. He would fix it to make it something that I could do. He was really flexible. Working with film and working with actors rather than dancers, that flexibility was key.”
—Natalie Portman on her boyfriend, “Black Swan” choreographer Benjamin Millepied (far left). This is one of those quotes where I want to add “in bed,” like you do to a fortune cookie. After all, Benjamin is a dancer. [People] Keep reading »
I would like to coin the term PDI—public display of indifference. That’s what Natalie Portman and dancer boyfriend Benjamin Millepied, in the white shirt, were doing at the photo call for “Black Swan.” Instead of being photographed as a couple, director Darren Aronofsky stood in between them and slipped his hand around NatPort’s waist. Side note: Benjamin is a fox. [Venice, 9/01/10] Keep reading »
I kind of snickered when I learned Natalie Portman was dating New York City Ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied. (Even enlightened women like myself can fall prey to stereotypes, you know.) Now, however, the joke is on me. Benjamin is seriously hot, and I’m thinking I should expand my dating pool to include ballet dancers. Check out one more pic from his Details photoshoot after the jump. [Details] Keep reading »