Natalie Portman and Husband Separate After 11 Years of Marriage, and the Reason Is Devastating

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After more than a decade of marriage, Natalie Portman, 42, and her husband Benjamin Millepied, 46, have decided to split, according to a close source. The couple, who are parents to two kids, had been going through a rough time these past few months. Yet, the news of their alleged separation has come as a big shock to many.

They had a fairy tale start.

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Portman and Millepied first crossed paths in 2009 while working on the movie Black Swan, where the actress played the leading role, and Millepied worked as a choreographer on set.

Speaking of the start of their romance a few years ago, Portman recalled, “I met my husband on it, so I think I was in, like, dreamland.” She added, “He was teaching me to dance. [...] It was like I really got to know him, and that was when it seemed like, ‘Oh, this is the person.’”

A telling sign

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The couple, who have two children, 12-year-old son Aleph and 6-year-old daughter Amalia, had tied the knot in August 2012.

Despite being known as one of Hollywood’s most discreet and powerful couples, speculations about their separation sparked on their 11th wedding anniversary. The buzz was stirred when Portman was seen without her wedding ring at an event in Sydney, Australia.

It all started with an affair.

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Back in June, it was claimed that Millepied was allegedly having an affair with a 25-year-old climate activist named Camille Étienne. However, back then, sources reported that the star had decided to remain committed to their marriage despite the alleged affair.

The source reported, ’’Natalie believes Benjamin’s affair was a brief and stupid liaison that means nothing to him.’’ It continued, saying that the actress was ’’willing to see if she’s capable of rebuilding her trust’’ in her husband in order to make sure that her two children don’t ’’grow up in a broken home.’’


But despite their efforts to patch things up, the affair had a toll on their relationship, and it is now believed that the pair have called it quits. And an insider revealed, ’’After news of his affair came out, they’ve been trying to work on their marriage but are currently on the outs.’’

Separation is never easy, and our hearts are with Natalie and Benjamin during this difficult period. Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are another beloved couple who recently shocked the world with their decision to split up, and the reason behind it is equally devastating.

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I'm so sorry for Natalie, I know how devastating an affair can be to a person. Sending thoughts of strength, courage, healing, and peace.


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