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She's Single: Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied Officially End Marriage

by Venus Sanders

Natalie Portman has recently finalized her divorce from Benjamin Millepied, her director and choreographer husband of over a decade.

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The couple quietly filed for divorce eight months ago, and the process was completed last month in France, where they reside with their two children, Aleph and Amalia. A representative for Portman has confirmed the news to PEOPLE, marking the end of an era for the former couple. Navigating the separation, which followed reports of an extramarital affair by Millepied in May 2023, has been a challenging journey for Portman.

However, with the support of her friends, she has found strength and resilience to overcome the difficulties. Despite the initial hardships, Portman is emerging from the experience stronger and finding joy in her family, friends, and work.

Throughout this process, Portman and Millepied have prioritized their children's well-being, ensuring a smooth transition for them as they adjust to their new family dynamic. Despite the challenges they faced, both Portman and Millepied have shown a united front as co-parents, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to their children's happiness and stability.

While signs of trouble in the marriage were evident, such as Portman no longer wearing her wedding ring, the couple chose to work through their issues privately, striving to establish a "new normal" for themselves and their family.

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In the midst of their personal challenges, both Portman and Millepied have continued to pursue their respective careers. Millepied has been involved in high-profile projects such as Dune: Part Two, while Portman has juggled various commitments, including her involvement with Angel City, a soccer team, and her upcoming projects in film and television.

Throughout their marriage, Portman and Millepied have maintained a level of privacy regarding their personal lives, choosing not to address speculation or rumors publicly. Despite the public scrutiny surrounding their relationship, Portman has remained focused on her work and her family, refusing to engage with the gossip and speculation.

While their marriage may not have ended as they had hoped, Portman and Millepied are now focused on moving forward and embracing their new chapter as co-parents. Despite the challenges they have faced, Portman is at peace with the situation and remains committed to providing a loving and stable environment for her children. As they navigate this new phase of their lives, Portman and Millepied are determined to prioritize their children's well-being and happiness above all else.


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