After more than a decade of being in a relationship, Natalie Portman and her former spouse Benjamin Millepied have reportedly chosen to part ways. The news of their potential breakup has caught many off guard. Speculations about Millepied’s infidelity have stunned fans, and Natalie Portman herself has been a prominent subject of discussion recently.
Their story began in 2009 when Portman and Millepied crossed paths while collaborating on the movie “Black Swan.” Portman starred as the lead actress in the film, while Millepied worked as a choreographer on the set. Reflecting on the genesis of their romance a few years later, Portman reminisced, “I met my husband on it, so I think I was in, like, dreamland.” She went on to say, “He was teaching me to dance. It was like I really got to know him, and that was when it seemed like, ‘Oh, this is the person.'”
The couple, parents to a 12-year-old son named Aleph and a 6-year-old daughter named Amalia, exchanged vows in August 2012. Speaking about their relationship, Natalie shared, “I met my husband on it, so I think I was in, like, dreamland. He was teaching me to dance. You know, one of those romantic stories… It was definitely exciting and fun. It was beautiful. I don’t know about instant.”
Despite their inclination for privacy, the Hollywood pair found themselves in the spotlight on their 11th wedding anniversary due to breakup rumors. The speculations began when Portman attended an event in Sydney, Australia, without her wedding ring.
In June, reports emerged suggesting that Millepied might have engaged in an affair with a 25-year-old climate activist named Camille Étienne. A close source revealed, “He knows he made an enormous mistake and is doing all he can to get Natalie to forgive him and keep their family together. Natalie is incredibly private and has no intention of playing this out in the media. Her biggest priority is protecting her children and their privacy.”
However, there were indications that Portman had decided to stand by their marriage despite the alleged affair. According to the source, “Natalie believes Benjamin’s affair was a brief and stupid liaison that means nothing to him.” The source continued, stating that the actress was “willing to see if she’s capable of rebuilding her trust” in her husband to ensure that her two children don’t “grow up in a broken home.”
Despite their attempts to reconcile, the affair took a toll on their relationship, leading to the belief that they have now separated. An insider disclosed, “After news of his affair came out, they’ve been trying to work on their marriage but are currently on the outs.”
Portman made a public appearance at a FIFA Women’s World Cup final match, accompanied by her family. Her husband, Benjamin Millepied, and their young son, Aleph Portman-Millepied, were also present. While this might appear as an ordinary family outing, it unexpectedly triggered a reaction from fans. Despite the heartwarming family scene, fans found it difficult to overcome their disappointment, especially in light of the recent alleged affair involving Portman and her partner.
Some individuals left comments expressing their thoughts, such as “Have some self-respect, Natalie,” “I thought she had more respect for herself!”, and “If she takes him back, he will do it again. She needs to develop some self-respect and leave.”
Separation is undoubtedly challenging, and our thoughts go out to Natalie and Benjamin during this difficult period.