Natalie Portman said “I do” on Saturday night to her fiancé of two years, French dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied, on the scenic central California coast of Big Sur, People informs.
The wedding was reportedly a nighttime Jewish ceremony at a private residence in the picturesque Big Sur area of the central California coast. The couple was surrounded by friends and family, including Ivanka Trump.
A source told E! News that the ceremony was super hush-hush, but that the event was “amazing.” The source added: “The beauty of the weekend was that it was kept a secret, and everyone was relaxed and had a great time because of it.”
It was so much of a secret that guests couldn’t bring their phones or take pictures at the event. The source said it was “totally off the grid,” and guests were transported by shuttle with incredibly tight security.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the couple met in the fall of 2009 while rehearsing for the 2010 film “Black Swan.” Millepied, a trained ballet dancer, 35, choreographed Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller, also starring Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder and Mila Kunis.
Not only was the film was a major box office success, accumulating more than $329 million worldwide, it also scored Portman, 31, her first Golden Globe as well as her first Academy Award.
The wedding comes six months after the couple reportedly got engaged, when they flaunted matching wedding rings in February at the Academy Awards, writes The Huff Post.
The actress and the French choreographer have a 13-month son, Aleph.
In her Golden Globes acceptance speech, a then-pregnant Portman told the crowd, “Benjamin choreographed the film, and also you might remember him in the movie as the guy when they ask, ‘Would you sleep with that girl?’ And he’s like, ‘Pffsh, no.’ He’s the best actor. It’s not true: He totally wants to sleep with me!”
“Nothing is more important than my personal life,” Portman recently told France’s Madame Figaro magazine. “It’s something which comes first, always makes sense, and compared to the happiness of a successful family life, everything else is practically superficial.”
Benjamin Millepied, who was born in Bordeaux, France, began dancing at the age of eight, initially taught by his mother, a former ballet dancer herself. Natalie Portman, who was raised Jewish, was born in Jerusalem and has dual American and Israeli citizenship.
Now that Portman has made her love official, the newlywed may consider becoming a French citizen like her husband.
“I now have the possibility of taking on French nationality. It would accomplish the Francophile dreams of my father and myself,” she told the magazine. “I lived in Paris when I was 12 and my father gave me the name Natalie as an homage to Gilbert Bécaud’s song. Everything in my life has drawn me towards a French family.”
Portman, who since “Black Swan” has appeared in more light-hearted fare like “No Strings Attached” and “Your Highness,” shared an intimate family dinner with her parents and Aleph at the Long Island restaurant Prime on July 27—and witnesses said they appeared to be in celebration mode.
The couple and their little boy have been splitting their time between New York and Los Angeles, with the occasional jaunt around the world.