ITW: Natalie Portman & Ballet K-Fed are arguing over where to raise the baby


Poor Natalie Portman. Poor Ballet K-Fed. They didn’t even get to bask in the glow of their dual Oscar win (right?!) without Mike Huckabee coming along and pissing all over it. Us Weekly reports that Natalie and Benjamin did get a little post-Oscar “babymoon” (a holiday before the baby comes) to Napa Valley wine country. According to Us Weekly’s witness, “They were really low-key… she was in sweats, and Natalie let a busboy feel her baby bump.” So, it sounds like all is well in ballet-and-Oscar heaven? Not so fast! In Touch Weekly reports that Natalie and Ben have been fighting over where they’re going to live once the baby comes:

The post-Oscar honeymoon is over! There’s new tension between pregnant Natalie Portman and her fiancé, Benjamin Millepied.

“His career – ballet, directing and acting – is really starting to take off and he needs to be in new York and LA for a few years to work,” an insider tells In Touch.

Natalie wants to put her career on the back burner to focus on motherhood and their family: “She told Benjamin that she doesn’t want to raise their child around the film industry and that she wants to move out of the country to Paris,” says the insider.

But Benjamin recently told Details that he knows he needs to strike while the iron is hot, noting there “are a couple of things” he hopes to shop to Broadway producers. Adds the insider, “Benjamin wants to stay in New York because he’s in more demand than ever!”

[From In Touch Weekly, print edition]

Eh. I’ll buy that Benjamin is pushing to be in New York and LA, but I won’t buy that Natalie is pushing to move to France. She’s almost always lived in New York, hasn’t she? She’s a New York girl, and my bet is that she’s probably made up her mind to raise the baby there. Now, I will totally buy that Benjamin has a million different projects that he’s signed on for since his profile got significantly raised by impregnating Natalie Portman, and that those projects will take him all over the place. And that’s what I think they’re fighting over. That, and how he’s a “director” now.




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  1. Chris says:

    Jesus Christ can you stop putting the hideous photo of that Hollywood housewife up? It’s freaking me out. Seriously she looks like the dude who played the Beast in TV’s Beauty and The Beast. Quick beer me!!

  2. brin says:

    Well at least Ballet K-Fed has some ambition and he’s not just sitting around eating foie gras. I also think they will raise tiny thousand feet in NYC.

  3. Louise says:

    This is obviously a made-up story. I don’t follow all of her interviews but I don’t recall Natalie ever mentioning Paris or vacationing there. Usually when people move they spend a lot of time there. I agree that if they are arguing it could be that Benjamin plans to work a lot. Also the fact that Benjamin wants to work makes him 10 steps ahead of K-Fed.

  4. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    They will be in New York,guaranteed

  5. Stacy says:

    Ballet KFed ? Brilliant lol

  6. emine says:

    He wants to work more ? , then he is no K Fed then , right?

  7. Happymom says:

    I think the whole story is bs. What pregnant woman goes to Napa for her babymoon? Also, you think she’s going to let a busboy touch her stomach? Please. And I agree-she’s a NY girl-that’s where they’ll be.

  8. lucy2 says:

    If they’re going to make this stuff up, at least do it about a bi-coastal couple. These two are both NYers.

  9. Mimi says:

    @happymom Um I’m from The Sonoma and Napa area and tons of celebs go there. Christina Aguilera got married there. Don’t be hating on the 707 lol.

  10. mln76 says:

    Yeah I am pretty sure she grew up in NY I doubt that would be an issue for her. I call B.S.

  11. francesca says:

    In some lights her eyes photograph almost red. It’s freaky!

  12. TQB says:

    @mimi I think the reference was to the chief tourist attraction of your area being wine tasting – not a dig at the area. I’ve been and loved it, but it’s not somewhere I’d pick for a babymoon, either.

  13. junk573r says:

    @ francesca: I know eh? She has the grossest eye colour I’ve ever seen. It’s like baby diarrhea or something.

    That last picture of her walking in her walmart getup reminds me of that movie Where The Heart Is (I think that’s it).

  14. courtney says:

    just because their NYers doesn’t mean th kid will be raised in NYC they mignt attempt to buy a place in CT to be close to NY but not in the City itself. and stars have split their time between multiple cities for decades. Just because Nat is an Oscar winner doesn’t mean they’ll attempt to buy property in say Westport CT she couldn’t afford that if her life depended on it. some of the stars that live there a majority of the time have for 50+ years and paid nearly 100,000 for their property then and since is probably worth at least 25,000,000 dollars

  15. L says:

    Um have you been to some of the resort spas in Napa? It’s not just wine country-it’s super relaxing.

    Still…I think this story is made up.

  16. mia girl says:

    @Kaiser – I’m all for name calling, but it’s gotta to be somewhat true. I think that we should stop calling this guy Ballet KFed because while it may have appeared that way initially, we have since learned that he obviously is in demand, is ambitious and is successful in his field. So a KFed… not so much.

    Let’s find a name that better encompasses his smarminess and potential “hustle” of Portman. You are too smart and creative to keep relying on the KFed.

  17. original kate says:

    i want her black coat. that is all.

  18. normades says:

    junk573r: “She has the grossest eye colour I’ve ever seen. It’s like baby diarrhea or something.”

    hahaha! that is the best bitchiest comment ever!

    @miagirl: He is a smarmy devil :-)

  19. Luz says:

    She was definitely in the Napa Valley, she ate at Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen in St. Helena. A family friend owns that restaurant, and another friend mentioned that she saw them there!

    Beautiful place, I’m glad I can call it home ;)

  20. cookie says:

    I agree with Mia, stop the K Fed talk until he has actually done something to deserve it. Right now there is nothing! Sheesh

  21. Hakura says:

    @Louise“Also the fact that Benjamin wants to work makes him 10 steps ahead of K-Fed.”

    … A very good point. Once he’s been unemployed for a year, gains 60lbs, & joins a celebreality show, then he’s earned the honor of a comparison to K-Fed.

  22. Birdix says:

    He has no reason to be in LA, there is little dance there. Since he’s a member of New York City Ballet, of course he needs to be there part of the year. I seriously doubt he’s getting more choreography work because of Portman — all the commissions he has now are probably years in the making.

  23. CBsTheSh*t says:

    I freaking die for CB and Kaiser’s terms of perfection, “Ballet K-fed” being one of the best. I’m still laughing. :-D