Natalie Portman is Married
After months of flashing that sparkler on her ring finger, Natalie Portman is a married woman! The star wed fiancé Benjamin Millepied in an intimate Jewish ceremony at Big Sur, California on Saturday night (4 August), in front of family and friends. Guests at the wedding including Ivanka Trump and Macaulay Culkin.
Natalie walked down the aisle in a mid-length Rodarte dress with
full sleeves and flowers in her hair, while Benjamin wore a dark blue tuxedo. The
couple stuck to the bride's strict diet by serving vegan food at the
reception and they shunned expensive floral decorations, opting instead for wild
flowers indigenous to the California coastline
The Oscar-winning actress, 31, began dating 35-year-old Frenchman Benjamin, who's a choreographer, in late 2009 after meeting on the set of Black Swan. Natalie announced that she was engaged and pregnant in December 2010 and they became parents to son Aleph in June 2011.
The wedding news comes six months Natalie and Benjamin sparked speculation that they had secretly become husband and wife after wearing matching bands on their ring fingers while attending the Oscars in February this year. The fiercely-private couple refused to comment on the rumours.
Now that they are officially man and wife, Natalie may even take on French citizenship. She told France's Madame Figaro magazine in a recent interview that "I now have the possibility of taking on French nationality. It would accomplish the Francophile dreams of my father and myself. I lived in Paris when I was 12 and my father gave me the name Natalie as an homage to Gilbert Becaud's song. Everything in my life has drawn me towards a French family."
Well, she's got what she wanted. Here's wishing Natalie and Benjamin a very happy married life!