Clean cut actress Natalie Portmanshocked her fans, and Hollywood, this week when she announced she was engaged and pregnant, leading many to believe she is having a shotgun wedding.
The star stunned fans when she revealed she’s making her relationship official with The Black Swan choreographer, Benjamin Millepied, whom she is also expecting a child with later this year.
The famously low-key actress spilled, “‘I’ve always kept my private life private but I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience.”
Natalie and French-born Benjamin met on the set of The Black Swan in 2009 while the dancing lothario was still involved with ex-girlfriend Isabella Boylston. But, it isn’t the alleged affair that has people raising eyebrows. With Natalie publicly against the idea of marriage for years, the engagement and subsequent pregnancy announcement has left many wondering what changed her mind. And like many shotgun weddings, all signs point to an unplanned pregnancy.
Nat once insisted, “I’m into monogamy. But I’m not really into marriage. I sort of hate the legal aspect of it. What does the state have to do with it?” Adding, “Divorce is so easy. It takes the meaning out of it.”
Sources insist the new baby is forcing Nat to take the plunge.
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