Everything We Know About Natalie Portman’s Husband, Benjamin Millepied

Natalie Portman is generally private about her personal life. Although the 38-year-old Oscar winner is a mom of two, not much is known about her children or her relationship with her husband, Benjamin Millepied. Here, three things we do know about Natalie Portman’s husband and their relationship.

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1. He’s French

Millepied was born on June 10, 1977, in Bordeaux, France. The youngest of three sons, he began ballet training at the age of eight with his mom, who was a ballet dancer. He went on to continue his studies at the Conservatoir National in Lyon, France.

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2. He’s A Professional Ballet Dancer And Choreographer

Portman’s husband continued his ballet education at the School of American Ballet and eventually moved from France to the U.S. to join New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet in 1995. He became a soloist in 1998 and the principal dancer in 2002. From there, he became a choreographer for the Metropolitan Opera, American Ballet Theater, the School of American Ballet, the Paris Opera Ballet, and more. He retired from his role at New York City Ballet in 2011 and founded L.A. Dance Project immediately following. The company’s inaugural performance was held a year later at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The company went on to be extremely successful, but he eventually moved on to Paris Opera Ballet as the director of dance. In 2009, he served as the choreographer of Black Swan, starring Portman and...guess what happened?

3. Portman And Millepied Met On The Set Of ‘black Swan’

Portman and Millepied met and started a relationship shortly after. They welcomed their son, Aleph Millepied-Portman on June 14, 2011, and married in August of 2012. From there, Millepied converted to Judaism for Portman and the family moved from Paris to Los Angeles in 2016. Portman gave birth to their second child, Amalia Millepied-Portman, on February 22, 2017, and the rest is history.

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