Are Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied “secretly married”?

Every outlet is now running stories about this, and I really don’t know why. There’s a rumor going around that Natalie Portman and her Ballet K-Fed, Benjamin Millepied, were wearing wedding bands two nights ago at the Oscars. Who here would be shocked and appalled that Natalie and Ben might have gotten married secretly? Seriously, who? Natalie keeps her private life locked down in large part, playing an enviably clever game of “privacy” and private-life accessibility. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Natalie and Ben are married. It wouldn’t surprise me if Natalie and Ben got married before little Aleph was even born last year.

Did Natalie Portman slyly reveal big news before more than 1 billion TV viewers? On Sunday night’s 84th Academy Awards, the actress appeared to be wearing a wedding ring set as she clutched an envelope onstage.

And her French fiancé, Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied, was photographed with a band on his wedding finger.

Was there a secret wedding? That remains a mystery for now, as the Oscar winner’s rep hasn’t commented.

Portman, 30, announced in December 2010 that she and Millepied were quietly engaged and that they were expecting a child. PEOPLE confirmed last June that they had welcomed a son, Aleph.

[From People]

I’ve been looking through the Oscar photos, and it seems like Natalie was making a game of it with photographers, sometimes purposefully hiding her ring finger behind her back, sometimes gratuitously flashing her ring with a sly smile. So… yeah, I believe it. They’re married. Kudos to them for doing it quietly and keeping it so quiet for so long (I’m assuming it happened a while ago). But I still have my doubts as to whether this is the smartest match for Natalie in the long run. I still think Benjamin seems like a user and a starf–ker.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. Bite me says:

    Smug little bitch… Loves it

    • Scoop says:

      August 25, 2010 – October 25, 2010: Natalie Portman gets inseminated at some point by Darren Aronofsky. Putting her due date between June 1 and June 22, 2011.
      September 1, 2010: Black Swan has its world premiere as the opening film of the 67th Venice Film Festival. Aronofsky tours everywhere with her.
      November 8, 2010: Darren Aronofsky and Rachel Weisz announced they split after 9 years, claiming they had been “separated for some months”.
      December 2, 2010: Pictures appears suddenly in the press of Portman and Millepied dating and kissing everywhere (before that none).
      December 27, 2010: Natalie Portman announces that she’s pregnant and engaged. In the same press release. No further details. That was fast, huh?
      March 17, 2011: Darren Aronofsky suddenly and inexplicably pulls out of The Wolverine citing production in Japan “would keep me out of the country for almost a year. I was not comfortable being away from my family for that length of time.”
      June 14, 2011: Natalie Portman gives birth and goes in hiding for months.

      • Renee says:

        I love a good conspiracy. I hope someday one of these scandal babies would grow up looking like clones of their suspected real parent. Either way, I’ll have my popcorn ready.

      • Lilly says:

        Actually there were quit a few photos of her and Benjamin before she announced her pregnancy and engagement. I remember seeing photos of them at the 2010 vanity fair oscar party, and some photos of them kissing while she was filming Thor. Benjamin was also at the Venice film festival with them, and went on the black swan tour with natalie too. Rachel and Darren annonced their split and it was rumored that Rachel had an affair with Daniel Craig, which was sort of confirmed when like two months later they were papped spending the holidays together, and got married a short while later. Plus Daniel said in GQ magazine that while dream house bombed he at least got a wife from it. Also the whole Natalie didn’t give any further details in her press release about her engagement and pregnancy is really stupid. Why would she? She has always kept her private life private. She didn’t go into hiding after giving birth i think there were photos of her and Aleph two or three months later. I’m not a really big Natalie fan i think shes beautiful, but she puts her foot in her mouth a little too often for my taste. I just think this rumor is a little ridiculous, at least the points you were trying to make.

  2. brin says:

    Congrats(?)to Ballet K Fed for making bank.

  3. Anna says:

    He is an arrogant starf-ker and she is an arrogant twit, so it looks like this is a match made in heaven.

  4. moonstar says:

    If she wasn’t who she is, he wouldn’t have looked at her twice. Two words for this guy: WOMB RAIDER

    http://uk.askmen.com/dating/curtsmith_500/530_in-praise-of-the-womb-raider.html

    • Elizabeth says:

      Love the Womb Raider analogy. True enough, I always saw Cash Warren (Mr. Jessica Alba) that way. They broke up and then suddenly, they were back together and she was pregnant. Then they married. Good save, Mr. Warren. Way more subtle than K-Fed who has bankrolled a whole new life with Brit-dollars. He doesn’t seem to mind getting girlfriends pregnant but he’ll only marry the money girl.

  5. Julie says:

    not too surprising if two engaged people marry.

    i think they are married but its always funny to read the “secretly married”. its not like they married in some dark dungeon and have to keep it a secret to their families. its more that they didnt call the yellow press.

    im sure we will get a confirmation when she promotes a new movie. right now there would be no sense in that. (maybe if she hadnt got any role offers but she has)

  6. Tina says:

    I actually saw her film “No strings attached” last night. Ashton = blah, but she was really funny.

  7. Marjalane says:

    Maybe she’s keeping the marriage secret so that she can keep the enevitable divorce quiet as well. He doesn’t strike me as a keeper.

  8. mln76 says:

    Well congrats but if she really wanted to keep it under wraps wouldn’t she have either hidden the ring completely or just worn it without comment. It seems like she wants the best of both worlds.
    Whatever I dislike her but the baby is cute and she’s been pretty lowkey this year in general.

  9. Ailine says:

    Pretty woman, but arrogant and as boring as toast. I don’t care if she secretly got married and I wish her no ill will.

  10. TXCinderella says:

    I noticed he was wearing a ring. Guys usually don’t do that unless they are married. I think they are. Given the fact that Natalie is a private person, I wouldn’t be surprised if they went off and quietly got hitched.

  11. Agnes says:

    two arrogant douches who most likely deserve one another. haha. as for him – yet another successful gold digger. i bet you they don’t have a prenup. ha.

  12. Asli says:

    The guy seems sketchy but great that they did it secretly.

  13. HadleyB says:

    I could care less about a secret marriage.. does she think there would be a swarm of people and helicopters hovering over her wedding? Really?

    I mean, I enjoy some of her flicks, mostly the ones where she acts crazy or mental .. and she’s good in some but I don’t consider her A list enough to warrant a secret wedding. please.

  14. Liberty says:

    A friend and I sat a table away from them at lunch recently. I can only say that they seemed very down to earth, relaxed, and affectionate. She held the baby, they laughed and talked, you would never have known they were in the business….until after two hours a man approached them quietly for her autograph. She chatted with the elderly man and provided the autograph. No arrogance. They continued to relax then left a little while later. Seemed happy.

  15. Delta Juliet says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised. I also wouldn’t care.

  16. lucy2 says:

    If they chose to get married and not sell it for publicity, good for them. After that whole Kardashian marriage farce we all suffered through, it’s a nice change to see someone go the opposite route.

    She does come across as stuck up and arrogant, but she does have a gorgeous face. Not sure if I liked the dress though.

  17. Schnauzers!!! says:

    Maybe he’s really NOT a ballet K-fed? Maybe they are a good match, and are a happy, quiet little family?

    • emily says:

      Nope, don’t buy it. That would be the case if human’s nature was good and unselfish and all of that crap. The point is that I don’t buy that with celebrities. The guy might love her, no doubt, but I wonder how much he would love her if she was a plain Natalie Herhslag and not Natalie Portman. Trust me, he’s going to try to make this last as long as possible, he’s smart and aware that he won the social lottery.

      He seems to be a douche with an ego the size of Brazil, someone who dumped his girlfriend for a movie star and quickly made her pregnant and asked her to marry to make the whole thing last. All in two years. No, I don’t buy it.

      Remember that is not the same thing to marry someone rich than to marry someone famous. The guy has married her because of status, I don’t believe this is just a regular man in love with a regular woman. Who is going to buy that shit nowadays?

  18. mia girl says:

    I believe it. I actually like her, but have no doubt that if she is married, she will wait until the next Oscar campaign to talk about it. :)

    I think she looks great in these photos.

  19. carrie says:

    i don’t know if they’re yet married but in October,he named her his wife in Figaro Madame (he did a nice interview to promote his dance show at Lyon)

  20. Gabrielle says:

    I know the polka dots were controversial but that was my favorite dress from the Oscars.

  21. emily says:

    Nope, don’t buy it. That would be the case if human’s nature was good and unselfish and all of that crap. The point is that I don’t buy that with celebrities. The guy might love her, no doubt, but I wonder how much he would love her if she was a plain Natalie Herhslag and not Natalie Portman. Trust me, he’s going to try to make this last as long as possible, he’s smart and aware that he won the social lottery.

    He seems to be a douche with an ego the size of Brazil, someone who dumped his girlfriend for a movie star and quickly made her pregnant and asked her to marry to make the whole thing last. All in two years. No, I don’t buy it.

    Remember that is not the same thing to marry someone rich than to marry someone famous. The guy has married her because of status, I don’t believe this is just a regular man in love with a regular woman. Who is going to buy that shit nowadays?

  22. Tiffany says:

    I am with the majority of people here, if she got married good for her, but do not care. Also the commenter who mentioned she was down to earth and spoke with the person who asked for an autograph. Are you sure it was them? This is the same girl who said in an interview that autographs and speaking with fans are a waste and take away from her family and friends so that is not her bag.

  23. Jessica says:

    What I find amusing is how people seem indignant that two engaged people may have married without announcing it to the public. If they decided to just go get married quietly then good for them. They owe the public nothing as far as a wedding announcement, whether they announced the engagement publicly or not. When they got engaged she was in the public eye due to Black Swan and the Oscars, so of course they announced it. But we weren’t *owed* an announcement of either event. And honestly…who cares? They were engaged. They probably got married. Seems logical to me.

    I don’t like her kfed, though. He’s a smarmy douche. Or her much anymore, really. She’s a naive elitist douche.

  24. Tweakspotter says:

    LOL!! As suspected nobody even cares if she got married. I used to think she was an awesome young actress (Beautiful Women & The Professional). Now I can’t stand her arrogant a$$.

  25. rosmarina says:

    How long has his hairline been receding?

    I’m not huge fans of either of them, but I wish them happiness together. They’ve always struck me as very happy with each other and their baby.

  26. Noel says:

    I really liked her until she acted like she did all the dancing for Black Swan. I do not feel that she deserved an Oscar for the movie. Black Swan, The Hurt Locker, Winter’s Bone, and Slumdog Millionaire are four of the most overhyped movies ever.

  27. kibbles says:

    Yawn. Arrogant and boring. I still have no desire to see Black Swan. I’ve had plenty of opportunities to watch it on planes, free online, rental, etc. but it sounds like a bore fest and I’ve heard her Oscar was undeserved. I guess I’ll get around to it eventually so I can judge for myself whether or not she deserved to win an Oscar for her role.

  28. Scoop says:

    Darren Aronofsky is her real baby daddy not this scum. Marriage won’t last a year.

  29. Sumodo1 says:

    Didn’t anybody else read that he recently gave up DANCING? That means one thing: he’s married to her money.

  30. Amanda says:

    Her man is a total goldigger, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised.

  31. MB says:

    Does getting married secretly suddenly make you start wearing fug dresses? If so, then yes they definitely got married secretly.

  32. dorothy says:

    Hey, at least they got married, which is more than you can say for most. It they are happy good for them.