Hollywood actress Natalie Portman and choreographer Benjamin Millepied announce amicable separation.
After more than a decade of marriage, Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman and French choreographer Benjamin Millepied have decided to go their separate ways. The couple, who first met on the set of the critically acclaimed film “Black Swan,” issued a joint statement today, expressing their mutual respect and commitment to co-parenting their two children.
In the statement, the couple acknowledged that their journey as a married couple had come to an end, but they emphasized their ongoing dedication to maintaining a healthy and supportive environment for their family. Portman, 42, and Millepied, 45, affirmed their intention to prioritize the well-being of their children above all else during this transitional period.
The news of their separation has left fans surprised, given the couple’s seemingly strong bond and their history of working together. Portman and Millepied’s relationship blossomed on the set of Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller “Black Swan” in 2010, a film for which Portman won her first Academy Award for Best Actress. Millepied, a talented dancer and choreographer, served as the film’s choreographer and played a significant role in the production.
Their love story continued to captivate the public when the couple tied the knot in a private ceremony in 2012. They welcomed their first child, a son named Aleph, later that year, followed by a daughter, Amalia, in 2017. Throughout their marriage, Portman and Millepied often appeared together at red carpet events, displaying a united front as they balanced their Hollywood careers and family life.
Friends close to the couple have revealed that the decision to separate was a difficult one, and it was made after much consideration and reflection. Despite the separation, both Portman and Millepied remain focused on their respective careers and projects, with Portman continuing her acting endeavors and Millepied further establishing himself in the world of dance and choreography.
As news of their separation circulates, fans and well-wishers are expressing their support for the couple’s decision to prioritize their children’s well-being. The amicable nature of their separation serves as a reminder that even in the midst of significant life changes, love and respect can endure.