Natalie Portman flashes her wedding band repeatedly, she totally married Ballet K-Fed

In the post-game analysis of the Oscars, several media outlets picked up on the fact that Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied seemed to be wearing wedding bands when they walked the Oscar red carpet. Benjamin and Natalie had been very quiet about their relationship – I think Natalie’s only public statements about all of it were in the form of the pregnancy announcement in 2010 and her acceptance speeches during all of the awards shows last year. When Natalie gave birth to little Aleph, I actually thought to myself, “Hunh. I bet they got married very quietly because Natalie seems like the kind of girl who doesn’t want to give birth ‘out of wedlock’.” Still, there was never a confirmation until everyone picked up on the “wedding bands” thing. And now Natalie’s jeweler is speaking – and confirming the secret marriage?

While Natalie Portman remains mum on the status of her nuptials, she’s continuing to let her wedding rings speak for themselves.

The actress was spotted out and about in Los Angeles Wednesday sporting her dazzling engagement ring plus two platinum bands sandwiching the bauble.

The actress, 30, and her beau Benjamin Millepied, 34, caused a stir when they quietly debuted their wedding bands at Sunday’s Oscars — despite there being zero mention of a wedding for the couple, who announced they were engaged and expecting a child in December 2010.

On Tuesday, jeweler Jamie Wolf confirmed to Us Weekly that she was the designer behind the pair’s wedding bands.

Jewelry expert Michael O’Connor describes Portman’s new dazzling addition to Us: “In the 60′s and 70′s it was much more common to have two platinum wedding bands, one on either side of the engagement ring, so this style is more retro — making it an appropriate debut with Natalie’s vintage dress at the Academy Awards! Estimated price tag is $20,000 total for both of her bands.”

No further details on when or where the actress and dancer-choreographer tied the knot. Portman’s manager did not reply to requests for comment from Us. The pair fell in love while making Black Swan in 2010; they welcomed son Aleph in June of last year.

[From Us Weekly]

Is this how it’s done these days? You announce your secret wedding via your jeweler? Anyway, since the Oscars, Natalie has been photographed several times in LA, and in every photo set, she’s still wearing the “wedding band” plus a nice-sized diamond ring. Yeah… I think they’re married. Do you think she got a pre-nup? I used to think she was so smart and worldly, but if she got hitched to her Ballet K-Fed without a prenup, I’ll have some concerns.

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  1. JulieM says:

    Can’t stand her but if she pulled a wedding off without it getting publicity, good for her. She better have a prenup. She’s going to need it.

    • Carobell says:

      I completely agree. She rubs me the wrong way, but good for her if she managed to have a normal wedding. And God help her if she doesn’t have a prenup – she’s been working a long time and probably has assets.

    • olivia says:

      It will make the divorce seem like nothing.

    • Maguita says:

      What? No one is happy for Monsieur Millepied to have FINALLY married his Madame Milleportefeuille$$$?

      Let’s just hope she got him to sign a big merde of a MillePren-up!

      • HA! says:

        LMAO!!! a big merde is dawm right! i almost choked with my coffee when i read your post…lol…too funny!
        Anyway she looks like she’s smelling merde in all her pictures…lol

      • Maguita says:

        HA! She does look like she is smelling merde in her pictures! All the time!

        I don’t get her arrogance… It looks too often like ungrateful b-tch to me. But you gotta remember, this girl is brilliant, and quite capable of getting her way. She had also studied psychology at Harvard, I think, and had fought hard too often to keep that part of her life private.

        Still rubs the wrong way… Just can’t really pinpoint why!.. Like Nikki Reed. Don’t know much about her, and don’t like what I hear about her. And even if she kicked ass in Thirteen, she still rubs the wrong way!

  2. Lady_Luck says:


    That guy just has the word douche and freeloader written all over his smarmy french face. Hope she signed a pre-nup!!

  3. Jayna says:

    Hardly a K-Fed. The guy has had a highly respected career.

    • NinaG says:

      I agree, he’s not a K-Fed, just because he is not as rich as Natalie Portman doesn’t make him a freeloader. It surprises me, because these are some of the same people I see commenting about Gold diggers and celebs thinking they are above people, but she married a guy who she loved not based on his status and people complain about that. Wow! I guess you can please humans so why try. SMH

    • carrie says:

      it’s true: he did a dance show at Lyon (L’opera Garnier i guess)last october and it was sold out

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree too. I think he enjoys the fame, but I don’t think he’s a K-Fed style freeloader at all. He’s doing just fine on his own.
      Let’s face it, Natalie is highly educated, successful, and wealthy – MOST men are going to be less in one or more of those categories. It’s ridiculous to cut someone down because they aren’t her equal on all fronts.

      Good for them for pulling off a secret wedding.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      I never got that one, either. Personal distaste doesn’t negate professional acheivement.

  4. Hmmmm... says:

    To me, he seems way better than KFed. Why all the hate? He had a respectable career as a dancer. So what if she makes more than him? I say it’s awesome that the gender roles are reversed!

    • Lady_Luck says:

      Err….K-fed was a dancer too, remember??!

      Call me a traditionalist, old-fashioned or whatever you want but I fail to see what is cute or appealing for gender roles to be reversed. K-fed, Ballet K-fed and Eric whats-his-face (bf of Jessica Simpson) all light a flame in the name of spineless, freeloading douches.

      • Tapioca says:

        Heck, Caspar Smart is a dancer!

        That said, I think most of the dislike towards BK-F is due to the fact that he ditched his long-term GF/fiance for Natalie the exact second the famous millionaire gave him the time of day. Douche moves like that just scream “Gold-digging social climber”.

        See also: Danny Moder, oh and K-Fed.

      • Hmmmm... says:

        In my family, my mom is the bread winner. I would have never referred to my dad as a spineless douche or a freeloader.

        Lol, I forgot about Casper. Yeah, I can understand the hate with all the sketchiness from the timing of their relationship. But I also don’t understand why being a dancer is somehow bad?

      • Agnes says:

        i have nothing against the woman making more money, or way more money, for that matter, than the guy. it’s great when that’s finally possible, even if that’s only the case in a tiny percentage of the population.

        being a freeloader, however, is something quite different from “making less money than the other party”. it’s about using someone for money, fame, personal gain of any sort, or any other “nefarious” reason. and about not contributing to the relationship, not money-wise, but in less tangible ways. on the other hand, whatever works for them. like attracts like.

      • MJ says:

        I am definitely going to call you old-fashioned! I guess I should quit my decent job and try to find something that pays less, so my husband doesn’t feel threatened.

        I think there is a lot of “appeal” in gender equality. Eff your traditional gender roles!

    • Hmmmm... says:

      To be fair, I am not a huge fan of Portman. She sort of seems like a snooty bitch. But hey, I’ll take her over Lohan anyday. I also agree that their relationship started on a sketchy note, but he still works as a choreographer and dancer I believe. I think he may have famewhored out a bit (didn’t he model for club monaco?), but it’s not like he gave up on his work. I mean none of us can really say how he contributes to their relationship, it’s not like Portman to talk about it. But I think she’s savvy enough to have a good pre-nup and kick a guy to the curb if she felt he was taking advantage of her.

      • Julie says:

        im also not a fan but natalie with a brilliant education and success is a pretty good role model for young girls.

        i would think she is smart and independent enough to know what she is doing and when to quit. but then again a lot of educated women are surprisingly stupid in love matters (just like everyone else).

    • Tazina says:

      He’s got a lot more going for him than K-Fed ever did. Not sure why he’s being called a “Ballet K-Fed”…that’s uncalled for, petty and mean. Check his accomplishments on Wikipedia.

  5. HoustonGrl says:

    Ballet K-Fed! LMAO!!

    Are those mom jeans?

  6. normades says:

    Yet another star with the Ergo Baby! That hood comes in handy to cover their faces.

    She just proved all the blinds wrong (last year) about the Oscar nominée/winner waiting for the end of awards season to dump her baby daddy.

    And agree with others that he is far from being a K-Fed. There are unflattering accounts that he is a kiss-ass and smoozer, but he is at the top of his profession.

  7. fabgrrl says:

    Yay, Natalie! I don’t care what the rest of you say, I love her and think she is great.

  8. Tiffany says:

    Man for a girl who is all about privacy, she sure is posing hard with her ring hand. I cannot stand her, but I should. She graduated from Harvard.

  9. LadyJane says:

    How is that baby breathing? Those last 2 pics make me uncomfortable.

  10. Shaniqua Nunyadambidness says:

    Can that baby breathe with the way she’s got his face smashed against her chest?

  11. GoodCapon says:

    The third picture… WOW. It looks like she’s going to suffocate the baby.

  12. French reader says:

    Nevermind the rings. Can that poor child breathe under there?

    • Camille (The original) says:

      I was thinking the same thing, although I am sure the baby is perfectly fine, I’d say Natalie is using it more for ‘privacy’ (as we know that is her thing). I wonder how she will get on when the kid gets older. Will she go the Michael Jackson route and make her kid wear a blanket over its head? Smh

  13. Agnes says:

    he seems to be using her fame-wise, but maybe not money-wise? i have no clue how much ballet dancers (and directors?) make. either way, she’s pretty obnoxious and he just looks annoying. good match. ha!

  14. Julie says:

    i wonder why his allgedly dumped girlfriend never spoke about that. was she bought or wasnt there any drama and they were over either way?

    so i dont get the hate for him. a woman marrying a guy that isnt as educated as her and not as rich is always looked down on and called “down dating” guys dont have too much problems with that. it not only takes a guy with lots of self esteem beside a succesful woman but the woman also needs lots of it. i know many women who have problems with guys earning less, thats not what equality stands for.

    hey, she might really love him, we dont know, you know as a human being.
    i dont like it if people only base their view on other peoples relationship on the status.

    all we know is that he is not some random background dancer but one of the best ballet dancers in the world.

  15. birdie says:

    The wedding bands never seem to be in the place they are supposed to be. It would annoy me to no end! Also .. he is no K-Fed, please stop comparing him to that loser. He had a career before Natalie.

  16. Ravensdaughter says:

    Good for them! I hope everything works out and they live happily ever after-really.

  17. TQB says:

    That’s right folks, get all antsy about a baby snuggled into his mom’s chest in a doctor-recommended carrier, but don’t say anything about the millions of photos of babies in crotch-dangling Baby Bjorns that destroy hip joints…

    • H26 says:

      This…I used an Ergo for both my kids carried my son all over Yellowstone…there is zero chance for suffication, that cloth is to protect from the sun.

    • OriginalTiffany says:

      I think a lot of people here have not had heir own children, and don’t know any better.
      Children the world over since the dawn of man have been swaddling and carrying babies. I used a sling with both of mine for a couple of years each. They probably looked smooched sometimes, but they were happy, safe and sometimes nursing in their own little pouch. When they got bigger they could ride on my hip or facing out.
      If you don’t use a carrier you can’t go out hiking, can’t do a lot of things.
      Her ring and band should have been joined, they are sliding around way too much.

  18. marge says:

    i think is a bit unfair to use the word “flash”
    She got married, she uses her wedding band+ring.
    what should she be doing, using a glove on her hand the whole time?

  19. Embee says:

    Her face in that header picture is so sad. She just wants to take a walk with her baby!!

  20. lilred says:

    Not a big Natalie fan,that being said if they did get married it’s refreshing to see that she did it without spending millions and millions of dollars and trying to get her name all over the tabloids.

  21. Day says:

    He is no K-Fed by a long shot. But, I still hope she got a pre-nup.

  22. Addison says:

    I she trying to smother little Al? I care not about the husband seems like at least he had a legitimate job long before he met her. Also he is older than say Kevin and Casper so I think this bodes well for them as a couple. No matter what happens to their marriage it will not affect my life directly. Hope it goes well for them though.

    from Wikipedia:

    Personal life

    Millepied met actress Natalie Portman on the set of Black Swan in early 2009 and reportedly left his live-in girlfriend at the time, ABT soloist Isabella Boylston, to pursue a relationship with the actress. On December 27, 2010 it was confirmed that they were engaged and expecting a child in the summer of 2011. On June 14, 2011, it was announced that Portman had given birth to a baby boy named Aleph Portman-Millepied.[14][15][16][17] On February 28, 2012, it was confirmed that Portman and Millepied had married in a private ceremony.

  23. Franny says:

    I don’t like those kind of bands because they look so strange by themselves. What if there was a day she didn’t want to wear the giant rock but just her bands?

  24. Jayna says:

    A lot of you are total loons. Because she has more money he’s a golddigger. Natalie is gorgeous. He is someone with a solid career. Women on here keep equating women with more money than men only worthy of getting them with their money.

    So what if he left his girlfriend and/or fiancee? He wasn’t married to her yet. It happens. People meet and fall head over heels in love. I repeat, Natalie is gorgeous and smart. My friend was engaged and her boyfriend left her after he met someone he literally fell head over heels for. She was heartbroken for quite a while. It took him years to propose to her, but with the new one he married her rather quickly, within a year. She has admitted to me that from what she has heard from friends over the years they are extremely happy and in love. At least, she recognizes these things happen and it’s life and doesn’t try to make him a douche.

  25. Jayna says:

    “In the summer of 1992 he attended classes at the School of American Ballet (SAB) and returned to study full time in 1993, with a scholarship from the French Ministry (Bourse Lavoisier or Lavoisier Scholarship). Early in his career Millepied was mentored by famed choreographer Jerome Robbins, who took a strong interest in him.[4] At SAB’s 1994 Spring Workshop he originated a principal role in Jerome Robbins’ premiere of 2 and 3 Part Inventions and also received the Prix de Lausanne. Millepied joined New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet in 1995, was promoted to soloist in 1998 [2] and became principal dancer in 2002.[5] In 2010, he was made Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. On October 26, 2011, it was announced that Millepied would retire from New York City’s Ballet as a dancer.[6][7]

    Millepied is also a choreographer, creating dances for City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the School of American Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, the Paris Opera Ballet, Ballet de Genève, American Ballet Theatre, and his own company, Danses Concertantes.[8][9][9][10] From 2006 to 2007, he was choreographer-in-residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York.

    Millepied’s choreography is notable for its strong sense of musicality. He has said that first listening to Chopin’s music was directly linked to him becoming a dancer.[11] In addition, Millepied has commissioned and collaborated with several contemporary composers including David Lang, Nico Muhly, Thierry Escaich and Philip Glass.[10][12]”

    In 2009 he served as choreographer for Black Swan, a psychological thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky which stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis as ballet dancers in New York City.[13]

    Benjamin’s next choreographic work for New York City Ballet will premiere on May 10, 2012 set to a score by Nico Mulhy.

  26. Tazina says:

    He has more of a career than K-Fed ever did, totally different situation.

  27. original kate says:

    she looks so pretty without makeup. i like that she’s low-key about the baby and the marriage. as for him, meh…at least he actually has a career as a ballet dancer/choreographer, unlike k-fed.

  28. iseepinkelefants says:

    So like others I’m not a fan and my opinion of her has no bearing on her wedding ring, however not a fan of the ring. Call me old fashioned and I’m perfectly okay with the wedding band and engagement ring on the same ring however I perfer the diamond on one ring finger and the band on the other (the wearer’s choosing). The fact that the bands are bent makes it even uglier in my opinon.

  29. I would think she take a good step for her own wedding..she is independent girl and take a right step for her future.

  30. mimi says:

    How refreshing and cool is that that she didn’t use her wedding to garner media attention?

    She actually the only celeb who really wants her private life private.

    Look how Jen Garner and Angelina Jolie use their kids as career props.

    Look how she is making sure this kid is not exploited or part of any career platform for her.

    Didn’t K-Fed leave his then pregnant woman to pursue a relationship with Britney Spears? Or am I confusing him with with the loser who went with Tory Spelling?

    Anyways, K-Ked used Britney Spears and played her. He wanted the money. Never really cared for her or had a real interest in her.
    Just wanted to exploit her feelings for him, use her fame and money.

    How is that in anything remotely close to Natalie Portman and her husband?

  31. kathy says:

    BALLET K-FED, hahahahahahahahaha

  32. Confuzzle says:

    Is she trying to suffocate that baby?

    Ugly ring.

  33. robindenniso says:

    Natalie Portman dated Devandra hippy head before Twinkle toes and that is a step up although he smokes cancer sticks. After Devendra and she ended, he called her a lew( lousy jew). Just a few years ago,she was an atheist. Now she is taking Alph to the temple. Oh yea, twinkle toes has converted and probably has lost some skin in a very sensitive part of his body . She is going to suffocate that baby in all those hot layers with his nose and mouth smashed to her chest. Just leave him in the car at 130 degrees, it will be a less prolonged death.

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