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Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied quietly divorce after affair reports

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied quietly divorce after affair reports

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied are officially divorced after 11 years of marriage and having two children together.

The Oscar-winning actress, 42, and 46-year-old Millepied, a choreographer and director, finalised the divorce last month in France, where they live, People magazine reported, citing a representative for Portman.The Standard has contacted a representative for Portman for comment.

According to People, Portman filed for divorce from Millepied eight months ago.

Portman and Millepied met on the set of 2010's “Black Swan,” Darren Aronofsky's ballet film. Millepied choreographed the film, for which Portman won the Oscar for best actress. He had been living with another woman when their relationship began.

They wed in 2012 and share two children, Son Aleph, 12, and daughter Amalia, 7.

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied have not addressed cheating allegations (AFP via Getty Images)
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied have not addressed cheating allegations (AFP via Getty Images)

For months, a question mark had hung over the status of their relationship following allegations that Millepied had cheated on the Thor: Love and Thunder star.

French outlet Voici released an explosive report that claimed he had cheated on Israeli-born Portman with a 25-year-old climate activist.

A further report from People at the time that his romance was "short-lived" was now "over".

It went on to claim that Millepied was "doing all he could" to get "Natalie to forgive him and keep their family together."

Portman's most recent movie was 2023's May December, which was directed by Todd Haynes.

Millepied meanwhile made his directorial debut with Carmen, starring Paul Mescal and Melissa Barrera, which opened at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in cinemas last year.