Natalie Portman & Benjamin Millepied at the NYC Ballet gala: adorable & tiny?

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied attended the New York City Ballet Spring Gala last night. I think they were probably the “headliners” of the event. Benjamin and Natalie have walked red carpets together before this – there were some photos of them together during the 2011 awards season, and Natalie was happy to pose with Ben at the Oscars this year too. But! This is the first time where I feel like they’re really into it, like, “Look at us, we’re a couple! This is for real.” Maybe it’s because the event is for ballet, and Benjamin is very engaged with that? Whatever, they look cute together. I’m just noticing how tiny Benjamin is though – Natalie is super-petite, and Benjamin is barely taller than her.

Natalie’s dress is Christian Dior, by the way. I think Dior was one of the sponsors of this “A La Francaise” spring gala event. Thoughts on her dress? It’s a pretty color. I’m not a huge fan of the tiered skirt, though. I like that her hair is slightly messy but it’s still a pulled-together “look”.

And here are some photos of Drew Barrymore and her baby-daddy at the event too. Yes, this guy TOTALLY looks like Jessica Simpson’s baby-daddy. I don’t think this guy has much of a career either, but the difference is that this guy comes from family money. And now Drew is trying to be all “lady of the manor” about it. Sure. I wish her well. Of all of the maternity gowns, though, she chose this?

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. Aiobhan says:

    Both dresses are boring and have way too much material ….but they both look happy so I cannot knock them too hard.

  2. brin says:

    Oui and wee.
    Nice to see Natalie and Drew and their respective K Feds.

  3. Zelda says:

    Natalie Portman never looks happy to me, even when she smiles. I suspect she really dreads those red carpet/photo op things. (Which also might expain why she often comes off as uptight)
    I’m softening on her.

    • ahoyhoy says:

      That’s funny, I was just coming to say I’ve never seen her look so genuinely happy and at ease. Maybe having a date there helps her relax, I thought.

      (And I like Drew’s look! Maxi skirts are ‘in’. 70′s looks are hot.)

  4. AudreyS says:

    What is up with Natalie’s waist? That skirt looks awkward.

  5. Katren says:

    ben has a giant forehead!

  6. Agnes says:

    god, this guy is so skeezy to me for some reason. but they seem to go well together. ha!

  7. Iggles says:

    I’m just noticing how tiny Benjamin is though – Natalie is super-petite, and Benjamin is barely taller than her.

    Really? Their height difference seems the same as Drew and her K-Fed, but I guess Drew is taller.

    Benjamin isn’t a midget like JLo’s boytoy Casper. I’m 5″3 and by boyfriend is 5″7-5″8 so to me Benjamin and Natalie are a good fit height wise. Not every guy has to be 6″0 and over..

  8. lucy2 says:

    Don’t care for he skirt part, but otherwise I like Natalie’s dress.

    I don’t think either guys are K-Feds, both have their own careers, they just aren’t as high profile as Natalie and Drew.

  9. Chatcat says:

    Hey Drew…return the garment to the hotel immediately! No wonder you can’t get a room in NYC for less then $400 a night…people steeling the satin sheets!

  10. mln76 says:

    I love Drew B and I’m happy for her and her new life/baby/hubby-to-be but that dress is UGLY. I know she hasn’t officially confirmed her pregnancy but there must have been something else she could put on.

    Natalie and Benjamin are actually growing on me as a couple. They look nicely settled in.

  11. Me says:

    Oh for crap’s sake what is with the balloon dresses pregnant celebrities wear??

  12. Daria says:

    How did she get into Harvard with thoughts like this, such an ignorant idiot:

    ——————-
    On recession:”I think it’s kind of an exciting time. Everyone is cutting back,”

  13. DavidBowie says:

    Ugh, those dresses are both fug.

  14. Ice Bunny says:

    wow. haters on parade, as usual. I have NEVER seen Drew look better. She obviously is trying not to FLAUNT her baby body, unlike every other pregnant celeb whore who wear inappropriate and über revealing skin tight dresses while pregnant. Drew looks absolutely spectacular! I didn’t even recognize her at first. She looks happier than she has ever been. Of course she gets a pass on the dress – she is PREGNANT.

  15. Julie says:

    the knock up and the stories that he was still with his girlfriend makes me not like him.

    But he hardly is a k-fed. he is huge in ballet and this is obviously something for his job (something k-fed guys cant spell)
    if you want equal rights better accept guys that earn less cash than their wives and dont trash them.

  16. T.C. says:

    Natalie looks horrible in that dress. Male ballet dancers are short. I noticed Milliped’s tiny self right from the jump. Are they married yet?

  17. Scarlet Vixen says:

    Damnit, I guess I’m a female K-Fed then, because my husband makes 3 times more than I do. *eyeroll* Can we drop this whole, “Even tho a famous woman’s significant other has a very good and respected job in his own right it ‘doesn’t count’ because he happens to make less than she does” crap? It’s getting really old. Both Milliped and Will Kopelman have careers in their own right. Who cares if they aren’t quite as filthy rich? The women obviously don’t care, so why should we?

    PS I believe that Eric Johnson (J Simp’s fiance) comes from family money, too. He grew up in an affluent part of Massachusetts, went to Yale, and spent 7 years in the NFL. I’m doubting he’s poor, either.

    • Agnes says:

      YES! and even if these men make “nothing”, so what? these women have plenty of money to go around. and who cares? :)

    • another nina says:

      Scarlet Vixen – Eric was reportedly broke (before meeting Jess.) And I assume he went to Yale on sport’s scholarship.

      • Scarlet Vixen says:

        @another nina: The only reports I heard the Johnson was broke came from his ex-wife, who was understandably bitter that she got dumped for Simpson. I was more referring to the fact that I thought he also came from a family with money like Kopelman. But personally I don’t care if he’s broke or not–Simpson makes a gazillion dollars a year apparently. She makes more than enough for both of them. Women are supported by their richer, better paid male partners all the time. What is the problem with a less successful husband? Simpson made him change his mind about going back to school to get his MBA, so why shouldn’t she bring home the bacon?

      • another nina says:

        SV – I get your point and I’m on the fence about this topic, so am not qualified to say anything smart.

        You know I think I dislike when someone in a couple just serves a purpose of a decoration, be it a male or female.

  18. Jenna says:

    Benjamin Millepied creeps me out. And every time I hear his last name I automatically think of a centipede. **shudders**

  19. sup says:

    is drew pregnant? she looks like she swallowed natalie whole and then grinned and is about to burp (in the first pic)

  20. original almond says:

    I think I’ll be in the minority, but I like Natalie’s dress. Now if I could say the same thing about her…

  21. Anna says:

    Benjamin Millepied is creepy. I bet the guy has always had an agenda. He has married status, money and privilege. If Portman wasn’t Portman he probably wouldn’t have looked at her twice.

  22. Lisa B. says:

    I don’t get why people call Benjamin a K-Fed. Guys, he had a life and a career before Natalie. He’s not a parasite. Of course, the publicity that came with her did him no harm. But that would be true to anyone dating an A-lister like her.

    I think they look so good and happy. It makes me all warm inside to see them together, and I’m not even a Natalie fan! :D

  23. Snowpea says:

    Drew’s boyfriend is HOT!

    The boys that look squeaky clean are usually the naughtiest ; )

  24. Birdix says:

    New York City Ballet premiered a millepied ballet on opening night! He is young as a choreographer, this is still a big deal. It was his night, if anything Natalie was his Candace Bushnell.

  25. hina says:

    I hardly go to the cinemas but I think Natalie Portmann is a great actress and she is so cute, doesn’t age. Great couple, her and her husband, type of people you would want to be friends with.