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Natalie Portman And Benjamin Millepied Divorce After Affair Scandal

By Emily Richardson | News | March 8, 2024 |

By Emily Richardson | News | March 8, 2024 |


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This morning, PEOPLE reported that Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied have divorced after 11 years of marriage. Natalie “quietly filed” back in July, several weeks after PEOPLE confirmed the French tabloid rumors that 46-year-old Benjamin had a “short-lived” affair with a 25-year-old climate activist. The divorce was finalized last month in France, where Natalie and choreographer/director Benjamin live with their two kids.

41-year-old Natalie’s rep confirmed the news to PEOPLE, and “a friend of the couple” said this:

“It was initially really tough for her, but her friends rallied around her and helped get her through the worst of it.

Natalie is coming out of a really tough and painful year but she’s come out the other side of it stronger and is finding joy in her family, friends and work.”

This so-called bestie adds that Natalie’s “biggest priority” is “ensuring a smooth transition for her children” and co-parenting with Benjamin.

Natalie and Benjamin Millipede (hehe) first met back in 2009, when he worked as the choreographer for Black Swan. At the time, Benjamin was living with his girlfriend of three years, ballerina Isabella Boylston. Once a cheater, always a cheater! After Benjamin dumped Isabella in early 2010, he and Natalie *officially* began dating. The couple had a baby boy in 2011, got married in 2012, and welcomed a daughter in 2017.

Fun fact about Benjamin: he choreographed the sandwalking in the Dune movies. That’s pretty cool, but it still doesn’t make up for all the cheating.