Natalie Portman, who won a best-actress Oscar this year for playing a demented ballerina in Black Swan, and her choreographer fiancé Benjamin Millepied have welcomed a child Tuesday, reports People magazine. This is the first child for Portman.
Portman has always kept mum about her private life. But in Decamber she announced her pregnancy and added that she was engaged to Benjamin Millepied. In her actress Oscar acceptance speech in February, she said “My beautiful love, Benjamin Millepied … who has now given me my most important role of my life.”
Portman’s pregnancy didn’t slow her down. During awards season, the pregnant Natalie walked red carpets, collecting awards and also promoting her January comedy No Strings Attached.
A few weeks before their baby was due, Millepied discussed fatherhood with USA Today:”I’m going to take a lot of time off to enjoy this new stage of life that I’m really looking forward to. It’s the unknown and there’s something so exciting when you know life one way and you can do all kinds of projects and exciting things, but this is going to be so different and new and I love that idea,” he said.
A reporter asked backstage in the pressroom at Hollywood’s biggest night, the Oscars, back in February:“Would it be too crazy to think you might name your baby Oscar?” Though Portman has not revealed the name of her child, she said she didn’t plan to name it after the famed statue she picked up earlier this year.[via USA Today, Soda Head, People]