Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied Divorce

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied are divorced, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The Oscar-winning actress filed for divorce from her director-choreographer husband of 11 years last July and the divorce was finalized in France last month, according to People, which first reported on the pair’s split.

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The two met on the set of the 2010 film Black Swan, which earned Portman an Oscar for best actress. Millepied was the choreographer on the film and helped Portman learn the ballet sequences for the role. Portman also won a best actress Golden Globe for the role and even quipped about their relationship in her acceptance speech.

Portman said, “Benjamin choreographed the film, and also you might remember him in the movie as the guy when they ask, ‘Would you sleep with that girl?’ And he’s like, ‘Pffsh, no.’ He’s the best actor. It’s not true: He totally wants to sleep with me!” The then-pregnant actress also thanked Millepied in her Oscars acceptance speech, saying he “has now given me my most important role of my life.”

They eventually married on Aug. 4, 2012. Portman and Millepied share a 12-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter.

The divorce news follows speculative reports that Millepied had an affair. When addressing the conversation surrounding the rumors, Portman told Vanity Fair, “It’s terrible, and I have no desire to contribute to it.”

Millepied is the choreographer on Dune: Part Two and made his feature-length directorial debut with Carmen, a 2022 musical drama starring Melissa Barrera and Paul Mescal. Meanwhile, Portman recently starred in May December and received a Golden Globe nomination for best actress in a motion picture, comedy or musical for the role. Portman is currently filming the Guy Ritchie-directed film Fountain of Youth. She is also set to star in the limited TV series Lady in the Lake.

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