Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied Have Separated Amid Affair Rumors


As you may or may not be aware, Natalie Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied recently dealt with some pretty yikes reports that claim he cheated with a 25 year old, and now Us Weekly is out here reporting that they’ve split. Take a look back on their relationship, which started with a cheating scandal of its own….

Fall 2009

Black Swan begins production, and Natalie and Benjamin (who is hired to choreograph the film) instantly connect. He later tells Details, “I really, really got into it. You’re standing up next to those actors, like Natalie, and you’re like, ‘Fuck.’ I was blown away—especially by Natalie, who was amazing to watch.”

January 26, 2010

Page Six reports that Natalie has been keeping her relationship with Benjamin quiet because he was in a serious relationship of his own when they got together.

“They’ve been dating since the fall, although she told friends that she hasn’t gone public with it because she was waiting to see if things got serious,” a source says. “But the real reason she was quiet about things is that Ben had a live-in girlfriend of three years when they met. She was a ballerina at the American Ballet Theater. She had been talking about marrying him and was blindsided by the split. She moved out right after New Year’s Eve.”

A spokeswoman for Natalie tells the outlet, “We have no comment about her personal life.”

April 29, 2010

The couple is seen holding hands during the New York City Ballet’s spring gala, so…it’s official!

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December 27, 2010

Natalie’s rep tells People that she and Benjamin are (a) engaged, and (b) expecting their first child together. Things are moving fast!

January 16, 2011

Natalie debuts her pregnancy at the Golden Globe Awards….

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Where she and Benjamin share a sweet kiss.

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February 27, 2011

Speaking of kisses, Natalie and Benjamin share a smooch when she wins Best Actress at the Oscars:

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June 15, 2011

Natalie and Benjamin welcome their baby boy, Aleph! At least according to Ellen:

August 4, 2012

Benjamin and Natalie get married in Big Sur, California. No pics, sorry, these two are pretty private.

January 26, 2015

Benjamin and Natalie share a cute moment front row at a Dior show:

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September 8,2016

Natalie reveals her second pregnancy at the Venice Film Festival premiere of Planetarium:

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February 22, 2017

The couple welcomes their second child, a daughter named Amalia.

July 31, 2019

Natalie and Benjamin are papped arm-in-arm in Los Angeles:

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March 27, 2022

And the vibes seem PDA per usual at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party:

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August 4, 2022

Natalie celebrates her and Benjamin’s 10-year anniversary, writing on Instagram, “It keeps getting better.”

September 11, 2022

Meanwhile, up until very recently, THIS is their most recent public appearance—about nine months ago at TIFF.

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November, 2022

Natalie starts filming her new movie, May December, which is about to be important so stay tuned….

June 2, 2023

Page Six publishes a bombshell report claiming Natalie and Benjamin are “fighting for their marriage” amid his alleged affair with a 25 year old. According to the outlet, Benjamin and Natalie quietly separated last year but “managed to work through their relationship,” however things hit a rough patch when Natalie “discovered that he had an affair.”

A source tells the outlet, “They have not split and are trying to work things out. Ben is doing everything he can to get Natalie to forgive him. He loves her and their family. She is incredibly private. Her biggest focus right now is protecting the kids.”

The outlet goes on to claim that Benjamin and Natalie’s problems were an “open secret” on May December (see, told you it’d be important).

June 7, 2023

Natalie is spotted at the French open wearing her wedding ring, implying she and Benjamin are still together:

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June 9, 2023

People speaks to a source who says the affair was “short-lived and it is over.” They go on to add, “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.”

June 10, 2023

Natalie and Benjamin are papped together in public for the first time since September 2022, and Page Six publishes the photos, in which Natalie appears upset.

August 7, 2023

Us Weekly reports that Natalie and Benjamin have separated, with a source saying “After news of his affair came out, they’ve been trying to work on their marriage but are currently on the outs.” The couple haven’t released an official statement as of yet.

We’ll be updating you as things…progress.

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