I’m writing this because I just can’t watch any more of the Roger Federer-Andy Murray gold medal match, which should be over at any moment because Federer is just… my God, what is happening to Federer? He beat Murray at Wimbledon just a few weeks ago and now Federer is just playing like… GAH. Is it simply that everyone in Britain is just Team Murray? Anyway… Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millpied have gotten married. It’s surprising because there have been rumors floating around for more than a year that Benjamin and Natalie were already married in a quiet, secretive ceremony before she even gave birth to baby Aleph last year. So… I guess this is official now.
Mazel tov! Six months after very quietly debuting wedding bands at the 2012 Oscars, Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied exchanged marital vows in a Jewish ceremony at a private home near Big Sur, Calif., Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. The 8pm wedding took place beneath a chuppah–and in the dark! No other details were immediately available.
The Oscar-winning actress, 31, and French-born dancer-choreographer Millepied, 35, are parents to a 13-month-old son, Aleph.
After meeting on the set of 2010′s Black Swan (Millepied was choreographer and had a small role in the film that won Portman a Best Actress Oscar), the stunning couple announced their engagement and pregnancy in December 2010. (A set source told Us it was “seductive to watch” to couple fall fall for one another . . . There was no way the attraction could be missed.)
During her acceptance speech in February 2011, an emotional Portman called Millepied “my beautiful love,” and thanked him for giving her “the most important role of my life [motherhood].” Aleph was born that June.
The couple returned to the Academy Awards in February of this year and, amidst affectionate red carpet shots together, sported apparent wedding bands. Although the resolutely private couple wouldn’t comment, jeweler Jamie Wolf confirmed to Us: “I designed the rings worn by Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman . . . They were made with recycled platinum and conflict free diamonds.”
I love Jewish weddings. I think the traditions are so lovely. I would love to have a wedding with a chuppah and the wine and breaking of the glass and all of that. As for Natalie and Benjamin… it sounds nice. It sounds like they went pretty traditional – her traditions. Because I have no idea what Benjamin is, religion-wise. It’s interesting that there’s still so much confusion as to whether they actually had some kind of wedding ceremony last year too – they might have, you know. This could have been like they’re “real wedding” after a quickie wedding last year.
UPDATE:… And Andy Murrary just won, by the way. Congrats to Andy Murrary, Olympic Gold Medalist.
UPDATE: People Mag confirms – Natalie and Benjamin were married yesterday. I didn’t think you were allowed to have a traditional Jewish wedding on the Sabbath, but apparently it’s allowed. Oh, and Ivanka Trump was at the wedding. WTF?
Photos courtesy of PCN, WENN.