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Natalie Portman confirms divorce from Benjamin Millepied after 11 years

Natalie Portman's divorce from husband Benjamin Millepied has been confirmed.

According to People, the actress quietly filed for divorce from her husband eight months ago, with the divorce finalised last month in France, where the couple lived.

A rep for Portman confirmed the end of the actress' 11-year marriage to People.

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Portman and Millepied married in August 2012 and share two children together, 12-year-old son, Aleph, and seven-year-old daughter, Amalia.

They met on the set of Black Swan, for which Portman won the Oscar for Best Actress. Millepied, a former member of the New York City Ballet, served as the film's choreographer, teaching Portman to dance for the role.

His most recent project was choreographing the 'sandwalk' scene between Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya in Dune: Part Two.

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Last year rumours circulated about the couple's marriage, after the actress was seen not wearing her wedding ring in public.

Speaking to Vanity Fair for last month's 'Hollywood issue,' Portman was asked about the speculation over her marriage in the lead up to the release of the Oscar-nominated May December.

The actress commented: "It’s terrible, and I have no desire to contribute to it."

Meanwhile, in January it was reported that Portman had joined the cast of Guy Ritchie's latest movie Fountain of Youth alongside John Krasinski.

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Deadline reports the Apple TV+ film will follow two “estranged siblings (Krasinski and Portman) who partner up on a global heist to find the mythological Fountain of Youth.

“They must use their knowledge of history to follow clues on an epic adventure that will change their lives – and possibly lead to immortality.”

While no release date for the project has been announced, filming is expected to commence soon.


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