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Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied separate after 11 years of marriage following his alleged affair: Report

Aug 08, 2023 08:28 AM IST

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied share two children – son Aleph and daughter Amalia. Aleph is 12-years-old and Amalia is 6.

Actor Natalie Portman and husband-choreographer Benjamin Millepied have separated after being married for 11 years. As per Us Weekly, the decision came following his alleged affair with Camille Etienne. The split speculation began on their 11th wedding anniversary (August 4), when Natalie was seen without her wedding ring during an event in Australia. (Also Read | Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied marriage on the rocks after his extramarital affair: Report)

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied have separated.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied have separated.

About Natalie and Benjamin's relationship

Us Weekly quoted an insider as saying, “After news of his affair came out, they’ve been trying to work on their marriage but are currently on the outs.” They share two children – son Aleph (12) and daughter Amalia (6). As per the report, rumours started in June that Benjamin was having an affair with climate activist Camille Etienne.

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Sources had spoken about Natalie's reaction to affair

In June, an insider had told Us Weekly that Natalie believed 'Benjamin’s affair was a brief and stupid liaison that means nothing to him' and she was ‘willing to see if she’s capable of rebuilding her trust’ in him to make sure that their kids don’t 'grow up in a broken home'. Quoting another source it had reported that the duo was then 'talking and working on it together for the sake of their children' adding that Benjamin regretted his actions.

In June, People had quoted a source on Benjamin's affair, which said, "It was short-lived and it is over… He knows he made an enormous mistake and he 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."

How Natalie and Benjamin met

Natalie and Benjamin met in 2009 while working on Darren Aronofsky’s thriller Black Swan. Apart from Black Swan, Natalie and Benjamin have collaborated on various projects, including the 2018 film Vox Lux, where his choreography helped in the transformation of Natalie's portrayal of a troubled pop star Celeste.

Natalie's upcoming project

Natalie will be seen in May December in which she stars as an actor researching an upcoming film that's to dramatize a scandal from 20 years earlier. She comes to Savannah, Georgia, to spend time with Gracie Atherton-Yoo (Julianne Moore), who years earlier become tabloid fodder for a sexual relationship with a seventh grader. Now, she's seemingly happily married to him, Joe Yoo (Charles Melton), with kids of their own and suburban barbeques to host. Helmed by Todd Haynes, May December will release on Netflix later this year.

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