Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied Separate After His Explosive Affair

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Aug. 7 2023, Published 1:14 p.m. ET

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Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied have separated after the actress' husband stepped out on their 11-year marriage.

“After news of his affair came out, they’ve been trying to work on their marriage but are currently on the outs,” an insider confirmed to a news outlet after Millepied's secret romp with a 25-year-old climate activist was exposed in June.

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Speculation about where Portman, 42, and Millepied, 46 — who share son Aleph, 12, and daughter Amalia, 6 — stood following the betrayal had been circulating ever since the No Strings Attached actress was spotted sans her wedding ring over the summer.

The A-lister was most recently spotted without a ring on that finger on the exes' 11th wedding anniversary on Friday, August 4, while she was at an Angel City FC event in Sydney, Australia.

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When news first broke of Millepied's infidelity with a woman named Camille Étienne, an insider spilled that Portman remained committed to working on their marriage.

“Natalie believes Benjamin’s affair was a brief and stupid liaison that means nothing to him,” claimed the source at the time, acknowledging that Portman was “humiliated” by the rumors.

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Despite the major public upset, Portman wanted to "see if she’s capable of rebuilding her trust” in Millepied to make sure their kids didn’t “grow up in a broken home.”

Though Millepied “regrets” his actions, according to a separate source, they weren't able to salvage their marriage.

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Portman and Millepied wed in 2012 after first meeting in 2009 while on set of Black Swan, which hit theaters in 2010.

Before Millepied committed the ultimate betrayal in a marriage, it seems they were the picture-perfect couple, with the Black Swan actress gushing in 2018: “I met my husband on it, so I think I was in, like, dreamland."

“He was teaching me to dance. You know, one of those romantic [stories] … It was definitely exciting and fun. It was beautiful," she recalled of their first time working together. "I don’t know about instant. It was like I really got to know him and that was when it seemed like, ‘Oh this is the person.’”

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Us Weekly confirmed Portman and Millepied separated.


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