Natalie Portman is engaged to Benjamin Millepied, and she’s pregnant!


Holy hell! This came out of nowhere. According to People Magazine, Natalie Portman is engaged to ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied, and they are expecting their first child together. There is no word on how far along Natalie is, but I would guess she’s probably at the end of her first trimester, because I haven’t really noticed a “bump” at all. I did notice her boobs though – her boobs were looking bigger, and perhaps I mistook her parade of bitchfaces for something sinister, when really she was just pukey and gassy. Poor Nat! Anyway, Natalie and Benjamin met when they worked together on Black Swanhe’s a professional ballet dancer, and he helped Natalie train for her role. It was widely thought that Natalie had “homewrecked” Benjamin from his live-in girlfriend, although there was some other gossip just recently that Benjamin is kind of obsessed with social climbing.

Natalie Portman and choreographer Benjamin Millepied are engaged and expecting their first child, her reps confirm to PEOPLE exclusively.

The couple met during the production of Black Swan. Portman’s performance in the film has earned her nominations for a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award.

The actress, 29, will next be seen in the romantic comedy, No Strings Attached, costarring Ashton Kutcher.

This will be the first child for the actress who is due in 2011.

[From People]

Okay, I’m obviously a horrible person, because my first thought was “Wow, Natalie really wants to win that Oscar.” I mean, how great is this for Natalie’s Oscar campaign? Babies and an engagement! Oscar voters will eat that sh-t up! But, yes, I’m a horrible person. Congratulations to Natalie and Benjamin!




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  1. clorismetchum says:

    i thought she was looking a bit chunky myself. i figured she was finally, you know, EATING for a change.
    good for her, i guess. maybe having a baby rip through her lady parts will humble her and make her come off a little less bitchy.

  2. Zelda says:

    *OBLIGATORY you-can’t-wreck-a-home-that’s-not-yours/ men-aren’t-clueless-stealable-objects/ Natalie-Portman-bores-and-annoys-the-snot-out-of-me STATEMENT*

    *wastes saved time staring blankly at the wall*

  3. Sarcasm says:

    she looks like a 15 year old, hard to imagine her pregnant or with a baby in arms

  4. mln76 says:

    Good for her I wonder if she’ll start eating meat or not. My good friend remained vegan throughout her pregnancy and her kid is just fine.

  5. becky says:

    before i even clicked on it i thought bitch just locked down that oscar so i guess i’m not a nice person either

  6. REALIST says:

    Benjamin Thousand Feet? That’s priceless!

  7. brin says:

    OK, no more excuses for bitchface!
    She’s engaged, preggers, and will probably get the Oscar, so for pity sake, Nat, SMILE!!!

  8. PrimeO says:

    I can’t stand her, never have, don’t want to see Black Swan, hope she doesn’t win an Oscar. Does that make me a bad person?? Ah who cares…

  9. Solveig says:

    @Sarcasm #4, I was thinking the same thing.
    I’m pretty shocked, and I am a nice person :D , thus I don’t think she’s pregnant for the oscar campaign.
    Maybe I’m naive…
    Oh, I love his tatoo.

  10. Jenna says:

    Aww, congrats on what I’m sure will be a baby just as pretentious and bitchy as its mommy.

  11. REALIST says:

    …maybe Mr.Thousand Feet will get Natalie to eat…meat!
    (Sorry, not enough coffee…)

  12. jc126 says:

    I crack up at his last name, I’m so childish. But good for them.

  13. olive says:

    Since I’m a bitch I hope that Natalie will not be able to get rid of excess weight, cellulite and stretch marks after pregnancy and her son / daughter will be the most obnoxious brat that ever walked this earth…

  14. Rosi says:

    well that’s explains her face… must be the pregnancy sickness. :-)

  15. N.D. says:

    I’m even worse person than you all, my first thought was – “that baby sure will be raised by single mother” as even if they do get to the altar I don’t think their marriage will last. Ballet dancers/choreographers can not be married for life to high profile actors with busy careers. It just doesn’t work. They need someone who’d play second fiddle to them and support them in THEIR endavours, not someone with life of their own outside ballet world.

    That said I’m sure she’ll be a terrific mother and she deserves to win Oscar this year. :)

  16. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    I like her.I am happy for her. Shows that there is someone for everyone.


  17. Bodhi says:

    I thought her face looked a bit fuller! NP & I have the same birthday & it would be hilarious if our kids did too, but I’m pretty sure I’m farther along than she is. Maybe she will loosen up a little now!

  18. Relli says:

    Wow, that is shocking and totally explains her thoroughly pained looks on the red carpet. She is probably trying to hold back the vomit and nausea, and work through exhaustion. When i was pregnant i was soooooooooo tired, that even commuting to work took everything out of me. Congratulations and good for her, I hope her pregnancy does not give her meat cravings or turn her into another Gisele with her mother earth ways.

  19. lucy2 says:

    Wow, that’s very surprising. Congrats to them!

  20. OtherChris says:

    I’ve always wondered what her deal was. I mean, most of us would kill to be that talented, rich and beautiful, but she always looks like she smelled a big turd which, come to think of it, she’ll be smelling a lot of now that she’s having a baby.

    On a personal note, she was the final straw in Star Wars Episodes 1-3, and for that I will always dislike her.

  21. tiredofrumers says:

    guess she missed the birth control class at harvard

  22. the original bellaluna says:

    Good on them, if it’s true. There’s no way on God’s green I could have made it through red carpets while I was pregnant; I was in the hospital for over a week while pregnant with my daughter, and crawled on the floor for over a month while pregnant with my son. “Morning” sickness is no joke!

    It’s not bitch-face; it’s “please don’t let me ralph” face!

  23. Alejandro says:

    Congrats to her. Loved Black Swan, not sure she deserves the Oscar but definitely enjoyed the film as a whole.

  24. anti says:

    why did she ever agree to do a rom/com with kutcher? weird.

  25. Leona says:

    Bring out the hotdogs and banjo music cause its time for a shotgun Wedding

  26. Courtney says:

    Oh please not every woman of child bearing age can or should take the birth control pill maybe Ms Portman can’t. she never struck me as the maternal type to conceited and self obsorbed. nor does every pregnant woman have morning sickness though 4/5 of pregnant women do and of that about 1/5 have it their entire pregnancy as my mother did with me at least

  27. Cheyenne says:

    @Courtney: I was in the lucky 20% then. I never had a single day of morning sickness when I was pregnant with my son. Neither did my daughter-in-law when she was carrying my grandson.

    @Leona: ROTFLMAO @ “shotgun wedding”. I haven’t heard that one since 1959.

  28. hellen says:

    OMG, he is hot stuff. Wowza.

  29. Bodhi says:

    I wasn’t sick once during my 1st trimester. I was absolutely exhausted tho & I can’t imagine how she managed to do all this press work. I wanted to kill everyone I laid eyes on!

  30. Leona says:

    I don’t get why everyone is so shocked. she’s nearly 30 and comes off as socially desperate an inapt in interviews. I’m not surprised she ended up with an unplanned pregnancy and rushed engagement to a guy who cheated on his gf with her. hopefully she keeps her bb away from her bff Polanski if it tuns out to be a girl.

  31. Crash2GO2 says:

    Ooh lala he is hot stuff! Dear me.

  32. Elsie says:

    There are a lot of horrible, bitter people commenting. News flash to the nasty commentors: you’re more bitter than Natalie is.

    Anyways, congrats to Natalie on the pregnancy

  33. jc126 says:

    I think most people would be proud to have a daughter as accomplished and intelligent as NP.
    Now, if I were her, I would’ve sought to become pregnant by Gael Garcia Bernal, when she dated him. He is one of my faves.

  34. FatJennyfromBurgerBlock says:

    I bet you it was an accident. Anyway, congrats to them. Maybe marriage plans are on the way.

  35. Jazmin says:

    Congratulations to the two of them!
    I think this was an accidental pregnancy & now she’s scrambling to make it look right for her image. I see no love between these two. Anyway, maybe now, with a baby, her attention will turn to other things, and she can retire from acting because frankly, she sucks big time as an actor; even after doing it for so many years. She should get her doctorate, and teach at Harvard.
    Hasta la vista baby!

  36. emine says:

    natalie is a beautiful and smart woman who has a carrier and now looks like she starts a family too so i wish her a healthy baby and understanding future husband

  37. Leek says:

    I totally called this a couple weeks ago because her face was looking rather unfortunate. I guess it’s a girl.

  38. original kate says:

    i don’t get the natalie hate; at least she doesn’t have a pretentious blog telling us peasants how to make our lives more meaningful through yoga and overpriced burberry items.

  39. becky says:

    yeah what’s with all the hate? the girl might not be all sunshine and fucking unicorns, but she’s smart, accomplished, likes animals (best quality a human can have imo)…
    so if she feels like she’s above the lindsay lohans, and even working actresses like Jennifer Anniston, well, she’s not wrong is she? it might be snobby but no one is perfect, but sorry, she IS better than most. oh yeah, and she’s drop dead gorgeous just to top it off.

  40. The Truth Fairy says:

    Morning sickness would definitely explain the bitch-face she had at all the photo calls for Black Swan.

    Still hate her though …

  41. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    @Bodhi… I was never sick with my son but I was exhausted as well…I enjoyed my pregnancy but had to rest a lot! He’s now 10!

  42. Brianna says:

    Wow — I didn’t expect her to be the type to get pregnant before she got married. Don’t any of these celebrities know how to use the pill? Or to get married first? Jeez.

  43. mln76 says:

    Why are people so puritanical. I mean they are adults and have enough money does anyone care if they get married or not? I don’t see how in this day and age it affects her image to have an out of wedlock baby. I happen to think she isn’t a nice person in real life but why bash her for being a mom.

  44. Eleonor says:

    Good for her, but after that story (of her future husband being obsessed) I find him creepy.

  45. JulieM says:

    Still can’t stand her pretentious smugness and mediocre acting. But I do wish her and her baby well. I’m a member of the small percentage who didn’t have morning sickness.

  46. Sparkly says:

    My first thought was also, “OH! That explains the ‘bitch-face’ lately.” Ha!

  47. yulilop says:

    Smart ? Sorry but she’s a silly girl like the other Hollywood’s girls. What a shame, an accident pregnancy at 29 years old with a ballet dancer who is probably not really in love with her !
    I’m feel very sad for her! She will file for a divorce in one year !

  48. jc126 says:

    I bet it’s not an “accident”, per se. More likely that it was unexpected but not unwanted, like so many pregnancies. Or they could’ve planned it.

  49. FatJennyFrom BurgerBlock says:

    Wow…I don’t get all the Nat hate either. She seems like a cool girl who’s picked some very interesting roles for movies, plus she pursued school and graduated from Harvard, when she didn’t have to. She doesn’t seem like a flashy druggie Hollywood pretentious actress. So I don’t get all the hate.

  50. Sev7 says:

    lolol announcing a pregnancy and an engagement at the same time is always a classy move, isn’t it?. I mean do you really think you are fooling anyone? how can people take your engagement seriously when you make it so obvious it is fulled by an unplanned pregnancy? she just made herself look desperate for a husband, and he looks like a fool trapped into marriage. or maybe it’s the other way around but considering he’s the cheating type and she’s the type to shack up with a cheater I probably got it right the first time.

  51. Bodhi says:

    I thought I was doing something wrong, but my midwife said that I’m just lucky! I bet a 10 year old is exhausting as all get out!

    I hope Natalie can put all this publicity stuff aside for a little while & focus on resting & growing her baby! She’ll be upping her protein take for sure!

    Edit: Jeez, all this judgeyness! (Yes, I am fully aware that this is CeleBITCHY) Who’s to say that her pregnancy is an accident & really, what does it matter if it is or not?

  52. whatevernot says:

    Congratulations Natalie.

    And jeesus christ what’s with the hate for Portman are you people crazy over here or what? Why wouldn’t she get an oscar she was AWSOME in black swan. Who do you loonatics suggest get an oscar? Oh let me guess..Jolie for the Tourist?LOL! Get a grip.

  53. yulipop is a lame-o says:

    Why isn’t she considered smart just because she’s pregnant & not married? How does that make her a “silly hollywood girl”? I don’t get it.

  54. gabs says:

    Congratulations Natalie! I wish her the best in her personal life but…

    I still hope Annette Benning kicks her ass. She deserves an oscar for “The Kids are Allright” more than Natalie for “Black Swan” in my opinion.

  55. mslewis says:

    @whatevernot . . . I doubt the Natalie haters are Jolie fans. They all sound like bitter hateful people who are jealous of anybody more beautiful, smarter and accomplished than they are. So, no I think they are just haters of amazing people in general.

    Congratulations to Natalie. This is a happy time for her and I’m happy for her.

    P.S.: This news certainly took the spotlight away from Alanis and her new baby. (Maybe not in Canada though!!)

  56. Cheyenne says:

    @Sev7: Oh for heaven’s sake, grow up, will you? You can’t trap a man into marriage through a pregnancy any more; I don’t care if you’re carrying quintuplets, if he doesn’t want to marry you, he won’t. If they’re engaged is because they both want to be. Good luck to both of them.

  57. lisa says:


    What a silly comment. WTH does Jolie have to do with anything. Any time someone gets a negative comment you nutcases all bring her up. Really just Pathetic and STUPID..

    Get over yourself.

    Congrats to Nat.. nice when you find the right person. She is 29 and has had a successful career. I think it is great that she is not scared with the new found success to start a family. Some actresses would have put it off. Hope she has healthy baby.

  58. Aries_Mira says:

    Congratulations to the happy couple!

  59. Johnny Depp's Girl says:


    Hear Hear! I agree.

  60. olivia says:

    i’ve never actually known anyone who suffered from morning sickness during their pregnancy.

  61. Kiska says:

    Wow, there are some really bitchy comments all around here.

    Not sure why she is hated either.

    I wish her all the best with her engagement and pregnancy.

  62. Madison says:

    Just in time for Oscar. Typical Hollywood publicist announcing one of it’s actresses is pregnant AND she’s engaged. Even in 2010 PR flacks in Hollywood insist their A list actresses are engaged if they get knocked up by their boyfriend.

  63. serena says:

    OMFG. Is this really true? I’m so shocked!

  64. lachica says:

    i hope his ex is ready for this.

  65. henriette says:

    Don’t like her acting and she seems smug but I wish her well with her marriage and baby.

  66. Liana says:

    Who do you loonatics suggest get an oscar? Oh let me guess..Jolie for the Tourist?LOL! Get a grip.

    Annette Bening or Nicole Kidman.

  67. mln76 says:

    Who do you loonatics suggest get an oscar

    Why assume that everyone who made those nasty comments about her are loons???

  68. daisydoodle says:

    wasn’t there a blind item about an actress that was pregnant after a one night stand? That would have been funny. I was getting a make-up application before a NYC event and the make-up artist said she was really sweet, she is probably socially awkward.

  69. Johnthing says:

    That ballet dancer is dad gum HOT!

  70. whatevernot says:

    December 27th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Who do you loonatics suggest get an oscar

    Why assume that everyone who made those nasty comments about her are loons???

    Well maybe it was uncalled for, but honestly , they don’t deny it do they…..

  71. KLaw says:

    Does anyone else think that ballet dancer looks like a total jerk? His face is scaring me.

  72. Jacquie says:

    I like Natalie but for real, of course she’s engaged, she’s pregnant and you can’t be pregnant without being engaged. Just once I’d like for an actress to say “yep it was an accident but who cares, its my baby and I don’t need to get married just because of that.”
    I also never had morning sickness with my daughter although I was completely exhausted. Constantly falling asleep during the day and once I got home I would nap till dinner and then bed at 8. The rest of my pregnancy was amazing though.

  73. Rosanna says:

    Can’t stand her personally but think that she deserves an Oscar for that role – she was PERFECT in it.

  74. Schnauzers!!! says:

    WOW! I totally don’t get all of the hate!! She is an exceptionally beautiful, and intelligent woman! Most of the people posting such negativity will never meet her and know what kind of person she REALLY is. I don’t know but I’m not going to judge her based on what someone thinks her facial expression “says”.

  75. observer says:

    Wow! He’s hot! I don’t blame the girl. I hope everything works out for them.

  76. mln76 says:

    @whatevernot I am a “loon” and I defended her in post #47 anyway all of us “loons” supposedly worship a woman who has 6 kids out of wedlock.

  77. Liana says:

    Most of the people posting such negativity will never meet her and know what kind of person she REALLY is.

    I’ve met her and lived practically next door to her. Don’t like her. But just because I think she’s a bitch doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve happiness. Congrats to her.

  78. normades says:

    I bet Annette Bening is pissed…when will it be her year???

  79. Darla says:

    Cheaters suck. Every minute of every day. It takes a huge amount of arrogance to assume you are so much better than his/her current mate that his/her eye will never wander. The bottom line is cheaters think they are justified, and deserve to screw around because they are so special. The only justice is when cheaters hook up with the people they cheated with, so they can subsequently be cheated on. It always happens, and I always laugh. Maybe he will end up hooking up with Leanne Rimes after he and little miss vegan poop get married. Or maybe Sienna Miller. She likes ‘em married.

  80. Sev7 says:

    @ Liana

    GURL you better spill the beans! is she as pretentious and socially awkward and she seems?

  81. whatevernot says:

    December 27th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    @whatevernot I am a “loon” and I defended her in post #47 anyway all of us “loons” supposedly worship a woman who has 6 kids out of wedlock.

    So what are you saying? That “loons” have made a sacred vow to always stick up for cheaters or what?

    The way I see you always put down anyone who somehow threatens (in your belief or for real..) the position of jolie.

  82. zippersgirl says:

    re: whatevernot “Who do you loonatics suggest get an oscar? Oh let me guess..Jolie for the Tourist?LOL! Get a grip.”

    Jennifer Lawerence for Winter’s Bone. Hands down one of the most gut wrenching, honest and best performances of the year.

    Congrats to natalie on the baby.

  83. mln76 says:

    @whatevernot You already admitted that your original comment was out of line. I am not going to pretend to understand the comment about a sacred vow. I am offended by all the attacks on NP for the fact that she isn’t married and is having a baby. It has nothing to do with whether or not I am also a fan of Angelina Jolie . However it would be incredibly hypocritical for a fan of AJ to attack NP for being pregnant or having an “accident” like the truly sexist commenters are because AJ has 6 kids. I don’t know about Natalie and her BF’s supposed cheating situation. So I have no comment on that. I can agree with Liana that people that I have spoken to that went to High School with Natalie said she was a huge beotch I still think she is talented and I am happy for her pregnancy.

  84. Liana says:

    Oh God, zipper, I forgot about Jennifer Lawrence. So amazing. It’s not a lock for Portman, there are so many incredible performances this year.

    Natalie Portman is just snobby. She has this “nose in the air” thing going on that just isn’t appealing. Plus she didn’t pick up after her dog.

  85. Kazoo81 says:

    i LOVE Natalie. is it weird that i’m disappointed that she’s pregnant? she’s still young & i feel like actresses in hollywood tend to get less roles once they have kids.

    also, re: getting married when finding out they’re pregnant. i agree it’s lame. in most cases i’ve seen it happen, the people come from very religious families. natalie’s family is very jewish so i wouldn’t be surprised if there was family pressure to marry.

    ah, well.

  86. JenJen says:

    I like her and wish her happiness and a healthy baby. I think she is an excellent actress and don’t understand all the haters of her.

  87. jc126 says:

    It’s not necessarily lame, if you planned on getting married anyway. Sometimes things just move faster, it’s not like you’re forced into it.

  88. Trish says:

    A 1000 Blessings to Natalie, Benjamin & baby. I have always really liked her (‘Home Is Where the Heart Is’). I see Natalie as having a very sweet, reserved old Hollywood, type of style about her. Sad to find so many people on this site that think she’s a “insert-any-derogatory-adjective-from-above”. O’well, it is Celebitchy.

  89. OfficialBitch says:

    He was engaged to someone and ran off bc of Nat’s stardom. How pathetic.
    Ah well…must not have been that great a relationship if they had a five year engagement. Still a pretty shartty thing to do on his part.
    As far as Nat goes – can’t steal a man that doesnt want to be stolen.
    She is short as heck maybe 5’2 so how tall is he? 5’5?
    Short men scare me (I’m 5’8)

  90. STOPGOOP says:

    yum that dude is amazingly hot – and she is a beauty, so hopefully the kiddo will be healthy and kind cuz it will certainly be attractive

  91. Isabel says:


    Anywho, I read this on my Yahoo! home page and immediately thought, “Kaiser will shit her pants!”. This is just awesome…and TOTALLY out of left field. It also explains her bitchface through all of the press for Black Swan…girl’s got morning sickness, I bet!

  92. OfficialBitch says:

    Oh…and that is by FAR the best photo of him I’ve seen. He is so not hot.

  93. Hmmm says:

    A flash in the pan. Poor child to be.

  94. Isa says:

    I wish someone had told me how tired I would be during my first trimester! I would go to work, come home and sleep. Wake up to eat and then go back to sleep until it was time to go to work again!

    She does look like she is about to barf in the pictures with the marroon lipstick. That clutch is so cheesy.

    But I do love that she stole the spotlight from EC and LR!

  95. gWest says:

    I agree with whoever said it’s always classy to have a Pregnancy-Engagement announcement. Nothing screams willful commitment more than a shotgun wedding.
    I still think she is smug but I wish them years of happiness with their new baby.

  96. LuckyLilGem says:

    Congratulations to the parents to be. Hope they’re excited about the birth. Natalie looks miserable in the photos above. Hopefully that’s not foreshadowing….

  97. May says:

    #60 Cheyenne take a chill pill this is not about you being knocked up and your boyfriend being pressured to marry you, image is everything in hollywood and being pregnant out of wedlock is still a bad image to have in hollywood unless your angelina jolie who could give a flying fuck what people think.

  98. Cyui says:

    @Liana just cause Portman has better things to do than blow smoke up your ass doesn’t mean she’s a bitch. It’s called having better things to do than blow smoke up your ass.

    She’s always come off as being focused on the work and not a people pleaser. Just trying to work.

  99. Mouse says:

    I get the impression she was banging that hot ballerino guy thinking it was a fling and would run its course after they parted ways when the movie was finished, but got knocked up. Cuz unless she’s suffering from severe morning sickness, she sure hasn’t looked happy while promoting her film, she’s had a major case of bitchface. Maybe she’s not happy with how things have turned out and is just trying to make the best of a bad situation.

    BUT just because she didn’t make the same decision you would have doesn’t make her a whore or a bad person. Let her make her own decisions. I can’t believe how many ignorant and hateful posts there are in regards to her getting pregnant and then getting engaged. She’s a grownup and she can do what she wants, but marrying the father of your child either BEFORE OR AFTER he knocks you up, doesn’t mean happily ever after for you or the kid. Why do Americans have such a prudish, naive, self righteous look on long term relationships? Marriage doesn’t work for a lot of people for very good reasons! The divorce rate is so high because the majority of people saying “I do” shouldn’t be doing it! I didn’t hear anything of the kind said about Miranda what’s her name when Orlando knocked HER up or Halle Berry having that model’s love child. Give me a damn break and give Natalie one too. Geesh.

  100. Liana says:

    @Liana just cause Portman has better things to do than blow smoke up your ass doesn’t mean she’s a bitch. It’s called having better things to do than blow smoke up your ass.

    It’s not asking for someone to “blow smoke up your ass” (lovely, by the way) when a little bit of common courtesy both in the neighborhood and in the workplace would do. It was also the law to clean up after your dog.


  101. Statler says:

    Cyui’s comment was both rude and unfunny, but I’ve been known to skip picking up after my dog occasionally. Am I a bitch too then?

    Unrelated to Liana- there certainly are a lot of provincial people posting. It’s funny because in my (admittedly limited) experience, gossip sites tend to attract a more urbane/cynical/fun base. And, of course, the obsessive freakshows, but they’re usually good for a laugh at least.

    Anyway, congrats to Natalie.

  102. the original bellaluna says:

    Every pregnancy is different! I wasn’t sick a single day with my first; my daughter put me in the hospital for over a week (dehydration) & I wasn’t permitted to drive until I was 7 months along; my youngest had me so sick I had to crawl around the house (if I stood, I fell down due to the dizziness and sickness) and I nearly died labouring & delivering him. No pregnancy is the same as another!

    Again, good on them. I hope she’s healthy & happy. She’s always struck me as quirky/awkward, which endears her to me. I like her.

  103. Statler says:

    Lol, rereading my above comment & question re: being a bitch- yes, I certainly am :) .

    (In my defense about the dog issue, though: A. it biodegrades and B. with three restaurants, a deli, and a convenient store on my block alone, it’s not going to impact the rat population anyway.)

  104. Sally says:

    Hopefully her future daughter (or son) doesn’t meet Roman Polanski or someone like him.

    Having said that, all the best for the pregnancy and engagement :D

  105. guest says:

    I don’t understand why anyone would assume Natalie Portman would have a child if she didn’t want to; has she said she’s Anti-Choice, or that she personally wouldn’t choose abortion?

  106. fwozbo says:

    Don’t think is an accident by any means. She knows exactly what she is doing.

    Ben Thousand Feet’s body maybe good but his face scares me.

    Maybe his last name caused him to go into dancing.

  107. Sassy says:

    Don’t get all the hate for her – I have no feelings for her one way or another. But, CONGRATS!

    And her baby’s father-to-be… is HOT. But what’s his tat? Is it a symbol for something?

  108. Really? says:

    I absolutely unapologetically love Natalie. I think she is a great actress and has picked great roles for herself..not always the same roles like other actresses, she has range. She deserves the oscar for Black Swan, she was amazing (so was Barbara Hershey). Congrats to her on the marriage and the baby!

  109. Stronzilla says:

    Excuse me, she goes from Black Swan, multiple nominations and Vincent Cassel to a romantic comedy with….Ashton Kutcher? Ashton Kutcher? Wow, maybe she got pregnant to get out of it.

  110. truthzbetta says:

    This stud is so hot I can see how she got herself preggers, maybe even on purpose.

    But whoa, reading the other article on him and how busy, self-centered and ambitious he says he is it seems like he’s going to crave a new thrill and a new challenge in no time. Might work, but only if she gives up her big time career for his smaller time one that he will think is more significant.

    Poor thing, trying to make her actual life work will not be fun for awhile.

  111. Mairead says:

    I’d say she’s having a girl.

    @Bodhi, it would be so cute if little Compass had the same birthday as Natalie’s “baby friend” :D

    In other news, doesn’t Portman’s piece (Mr. Thousandfeet?) look just our Kaiser’s type?

  112. Angel says:

    I think she’ll make a great mum. She’s smart and classy and has got it together. Always has, really, so no chance she’ll lose her damn mind after the baby is born, like some.

    Also, wow. The pretentious/bitchy remarks are hugely uncalled for. You people don’t know this woman!! And even if you did it’d still be inappropriate; I think it really sucks how women get labelled a bitch or stuck-up or uptight if they are the slightest bit introverted/have a serious disposition about themselves. Femininity is NOT equal too vapid, constant cheeriness and glow-y delicate poise, despite what many seem to believe these days. A serious, articulate woman who can hold her own in conversation, smile or no smile, trumps that BS any day of the week, actually. And Natalie Portman can certainly do that much.

    …&Jesus, I tire of reiterating that, here. smh for the lady celebs on this site sometimes!

  113. Madison says:

    I hope they were in a solid relationship before she got pregnant and this is what they both wanted and neither of them felt pressured to get engaged. As much as I hope this lasts I can see Natalie being a single mom in a year or two because it seems like one of those on set movie romances and they rarely last.

  114. Kow says:

    Re Statler
    You write as if its charming to leave dog droppings for others to step in _its not. Anyway contracts to Natalie.

  115. Molly says:

    I hate to say it… if Benjamin is a social climber, this relationship wont last. Very sad… but I’m calling this one….

  116. isabella says:

    jealous disgusting creatures.she is so talented rich and famous and you will never be.that’s why you make bitter/mean comments,just to feel a little bit better about your pathetic lives.
    natalie is amazing,happy and she wiil win an oscar.focus on your pathetic lives and leave her alone.

  117. Snappyfish says:

    None of her relationships last v v long. This one will go the way of the rest

  118. Embee says:

    Natalie would neither have the baby nor marry the father unless she wanted to. She is a woman of considerable means, permitting her to either terminate the pregnancy or have the baby on her own without incident. It would appear that she wants to marry this man and have this baby.

    Many congrats.

  119. Lynne says:

    Best wishes to her and her boyfriend. Hope they have a happy and healthy baby. And even though I don’t particularly care for her, I would never wish anything bad on her. Oh, and I have a fabulous and rewarding life myself.

    I lived in Sea Cliff near Natalie (Liana – did you live on 18th off Bay? I think we met at a couple parties at Terrapin Station) and she DIDN’T clean up after her dog a lot. And when confronted, would tell others to clean it up themselves if it bothered them.

    (edited because my initial comment was really bitchy sounding, and that was not my intent)

  120. Jeri says:

    Guess I’m a horrible person too cuz I don’t see this lasting long. I am surprised about the baby but she won’t need to keep the guy to keep the baby.

    It doesn’t look like he’s making her happy at all.

  121. Liana says:

    (Liana – did you live on 18th off Bay? I think we met at a couple parties at Terrapin Station)

    Yes! OMG, Terp house… those crazy hippies. Were you Kevin’s girlfriend? Red haired Deadhead? Did you do the mini mart this year? I couldn’t go – got stuck working location in the Hamptons.

    Anysmallworld, I really do hope that it all works out for her.

  122. Mia135 says:

    I don’t like the look of him.

  123. Lynne says:

    Were you Kevin’s girlfriend? Red haired Deadhead? Did you do the mini mart this year?


    Yes. Still redhaired, still a Deadhead, not with Kevin anymore, and I sold at the mini mart this year.

  124. Life is imitating art literally says:

    Life is imitating art. Three lives are imitating the story of Swan Lake. The prince-a guy who has 2 women wanting him. Odette–The 3-year live-in girlfriend who seemed to make prince happy until . . . . Odile–The imitation of a real ballerina and the one who tricked the prince into picking the wrong girl, her–more specifically, the Odile character (black swan). I hope the 3-year girlfriend doesn’t harm/kill herslef. Also, Benjamin (not so great-looking opportunist can also be seen as Rothbart. He knew who the white swan was and went ahead and picked the black one instead because he will use whatever means to make himself a star. I don’t see anything great about his contemporary dance style. He can’t make it as a classical principle dancer so he does all kinds of crazy things that I don’t see people who go to the ballet want to see. He is using Nat as a stepping stone and she is again dating someone that she can do better than. But have any of her relationships ever lasted any real time? No. Why would she date Devandra Banhart? He had some really nasty things to say about Natalie. I am surprised the comments are still on the internet. He got very discriptive about their sex life and her body. I think Nat is a little bonkers. She gives micro loans to women in 3rd world countries who don’t even have indoor plumbing. She has millions only because she won the looks lottery. She should give macro donations to these women in 3rd world countries. She doesn’t need all that wealth. We’ll see what life brings her AFTER the baby is born. She might have a total body image transformation–she becomes as fat as a beachball and can’t get the weight off. She will starve herself and her hair will fall out permanently. She could get post-partum psychosis and go bonkers even more. I don’t wish harm on her because I wouldn’t want that for myself or anyone, but she has had it easy in life so far and some people are born in the wrong part of the world to the wrong type of parents and don’t have a fighting chance at any real life other than sickness and pain. But, everyone knows life is unfair. Nat should feel very blessed to have life go so well for her so far and not tell anyone else to pick up her dog’s poop. If she lived in a really nice neighborhood, she’d get sued for that!!