Reporting Tony Zazza
In a quiet ceremony over the wedding, 31 year old Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman married her fiancé, 35 year old French dancer-choreographer Benjamin Millepied.
The pair met on the set of Black Swan (2010) and it was love at first sight. They surprised everyone when they announced their engagement and pregnancy later that year. Natalie gave birth to son Aleph last June.
In her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards in 2011, Natalie called Benjamin “my beautiful love” and thanked him for giving her ”the most important role of my life [motherhood].”
The staunchly private couple sported wedding bands at this year’s Academy Awards but refused to comment. However, over the weekend at a private home in Big Sur, CA, the couple exchanged wedding vows in a traditional Jewish ceremony under a chuppah in the dark. Around 100 guests were brought by shuttle to the secluded ceremony and were asked not to take pictures and to leave their cell phones behind to keep the special moment “off the grid.”
Mazel tov to the happy couple!