Life is pretty good if your name is Natalie Portman. Not only is the gorgeous actress on a career-high with her highly acclaimed role in “Black Swan“, but that success is spilling over to her personal life as well. Coming off the heels of a slew of year-end awards and acting nominations including a Golden Globe and SAG nod for her prima ballerina role, the actress’ reps confirmed the petite actress is engaged and expecting her first child.
Just hours after the happy news hit the wires, Portman exclusively told Entertainment Weekly the following:
“I have always kept my private life private but I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience.”
The lucky man winning Portman’s heart is choreographer Benjamin Millepied. The two met while Portman was filming “Black Swan”. If Portman wins an Oscar for this role, she could buck the dreaded Best Actress Curse. Instead of the award leading to divorce, it actually might result in a marriage and a bundle of joy. It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person.
I’ve had a crush on Portman for years, ever since “Beautiful Girls” and “The Professional”. My schoolboy crush matured to full-on adoration after watching her in “Black Swan”. If you haven’t seen this fantastic flick yet, I highly suggest you do so. This will be earning multiple awards in the upcoming hectic Awards Season.
Congrats again to the happy couple. I can’t wait to see how radiant she’ll look on her wedding day. Don’t forget to send my wedding invite, Nat *wink*.