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Natalie Portman weds Benjamin Millepied in private Jewish ceremony

ANI  Washington, August 06, 2012
First Published: 18:38 IST(6/8/2012) | Last Updated: 18:41 IST(6/8/2012)

Natalie Portman married her fiance of two years choreographer Benjamin Millepied, on the scenic central California coast of Big Sur, on Saturday.

The couple was surrounded by family and friends, including Ivanka Trump, when they exchanged vows after dark in a Jewish ceremony at a private home, People magazine reported.

The 31-year-old Oscar winner first met French dancer Millepied, 35, on the set of ‘Black Swan’ in the fall of 2009.

He worked as a choreographer on the film and the two started to date during the shoot. By December 2010, the couple announced they were engaged and expecting their first child. Their son Aleph is 14-months old.

“Nothing is more important than my personal life,” Portman recently told France’s Madame Figaro magazine.

“It’s something which comes first, always makes sense, and compared to the happiness of a successful family life, everything else is practically superficial,” she said.

Now the newlywed may consider becoming a French citizen like her husband.

“I now have the possibility of taking on French nationality. It would accomplish the Francophile dreams of my father and myself,” she told the publication.

“I lived in Paris when I was 12 and my father gave me the name Natalie as an homage to Gilbert Bécaud’s song. Everything in my life has drawn me towards a French family,” she added. (ANI)

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