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Natalie Portman: Working with Ben Millepied Was 'Romantic'

Natalie Portman: Working with Ben Millepied Was 'Romantic'

Natalie Portman makes an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (January 19).

The 29-year-old actress chatted about fiance Benjamin Millepied, whom she worked with on Black Swan and is the father of her child.

Asked by Ellen how their relationship started, Natalie revealed, “It was definitely over time as we worked together more. It’s very romantic to dance together.”

FYI: Natalie picked up the Best Actress award over the weekend at the Golden Globes!

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  • lilooo

    nat everywhere!!! gotta love it

  • lilooo

    nat everywhere!!! gotta love it

  • umm…

    For someone who wishes to keep her “private” life “private,” she sure likes to yap on about it all. Her shoutout to Ben in her Golden Globe speech? Barf. She’s beautiful but so weird-looking at the same time, so I’d rather not hear information about people wanting to sleep with her. Hard enough trying to watch Black Swan through till the end.

  • anon2

    I wish her all the happiness in the world with the new baby and fiance, but it does all seem a bit rushed, and considering her new man left his gf of 3 years to date Natalie….I don’t know. I hope it all works out for them.

  • Ruth

    umm… @ 01/18/2011 at 9:34 pm For someone who wishes to keep her “private” life “private,” she sure likes to yap on about it all. Her shoutout to Ben in her Golden Globe speech?

    I completely agree with you. She is in the middle of a PR campaign for an Oscar but since everyone knows that he was in a serious relationship with someone else when they met, she should really stop talking about it so much.

  • Ka simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Big head and Too Short arms ugly

  • Sadie

    I’m surprised at how brazenly she talks about falling in love with him while he was in another relationship

  • hmm

    Black Swan was BAD. Michelle Williams for best actress @ the oscars

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  • asha

    I don’t think they will last. It will be a quick wedding because they got engaged the same time she announced her pregnancy so I am assuming they don’t want to have their baby out of wedlock. He apparently had a long term girlfriend before he dumped her for Natalie so I can’t see why he would stay loyal to her. Natalie deserves so much better but if they do end up getting married I predict they will be divorced in the first few years of marriage.

  • Halli

    Do not want her to win the oscar. Okay movie, but Natalie was always just an average actress. Nothing very special or good.

  • villedeville

    Is she the New Flavor of the Year?

    In the last two years, the critics and the media are falling heads over heels over Kate Winslet. Both are excellent actresses, but where is Kate now?

  • pukeonu

    nothing romantic about sneaking around a set like a skank and spreading your legs for your costar..if it was romance and love they would have married first..the only reason they’re getting married is because she accidentally got knocked up.

  • Rage


    Then you either don’t know good acting when you see it or you have seen so many d-listers that you must think they are good quality. As for the comment on why is she talking so much of her private life well Hello she made the announcement she was pregnant and engaged she didn’t have some rumored friend go around for months making it up or denying it. And it obvious that reporters will ask her about it now that she is the center of attention so why Lie she is being honest and that is a first in Hollywood. Just wish her well instead of brow beating her or hoping it fails. As for Ben and he other g/f well guess there was issues in that relationship from the start I’m sure the both are more then happy to be out of it. Just b/c they were together for so many years doesn’t make it a marriage. He fell in love with Natalie it happens, Or could be that this ex maybe fell in love with someone else as well, Maybe she is married now for all you know. OMFG just give the man a break instead of crucifying him for something that is now over 18 months old.

  • wtf

    I do not care for her.
    She rubs me the wrong way.
    I loved her in Black Swan but okay, go back to your private Idaho.

  • Beau

    @umm…: STFU!

  • ilia

    Beautiful face, very odd body. Why are woman marrying gay men is beyond me. That guy is GAY, period, end of story.

  • Lexy hates Portman

    She is sooo overated. She is not as “beautiful” as people claim she is, she’s completely plain looking. And her acting is just horrible. Natalie shouldn’t be bragging about her “fiance” since he cheated on his gf for her, I’m sure he’s going to do the same thing to you honey.

  • LOLz

    I wish her the best. She has always stood out in Hollywood for her intelligence and class. Its sad that her relationship started in such a bad way (his being with someone else& becoming engaged after getting knocked up). She seems happy enough. Hopefully things will work out for her. Although I wouldn’t tlk about it as much.

  • Marieme

    For a 29 yr old woman she acts very silly sometimes. I thought her remark at the GG was pretty dumb. Yeah, obviously your man wants to sleep with you! The question is why did Natalie think that was even funny enough to share? Bizarre.

  • Alicia

    A friend of Natalie said:

    “Ben is a self-promoter who’s loving the spotlight. Her friends are worried she is in over her head.

    I don’t think he ever thought twice about leaving his girlfriend — which isn’t a very good sign of character. He seems like a social climber who was all over Natalie the moment they met.

    They’re calling him the ballet version of K-Fed! Unfortunately, he is the father of her baby, and her pals think she wouldn’t be getting married if she wasn’t pregnant, and that it’s all going too fast.

    They’re nervous that Natalie will wake up one day and wonder what happened.”

    You can’t confront a friend about her relationship. Guess they are gonna have to wait it out!

  • Foreigner

    I’m not American.
    I can see this woman is totally obsessed with fame.
    As for her performence in Black Swan, I think she truely did a great job in the black side, but in the white side, she is just plain.
    She wants the Oscar so much but I don’t think she’ll get it.

  • JDC

    I adore natalie and think she’s beautiful and a good actress…but damn her fat short arms are gross!

  • JDC

    @rage GOOD POINT She’s pregnant so i won’t comment anymore about her arms hahaha

  • Truth

    So now we know the time they were “working together”, they were pretty much rocking the trailers at lunch. Wow, thanks for sharing Natalie. My life would not have been complete without knowing that your co-worker wanted to have sex with you instead of talking about your work or the greater meaning of your movie. Someone give her an Oscar and PLEASE get her off the stage. So sick of hearing about her sex life and pregnancy instead of about her movie.

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  • lexy hates bilson

    She looks so happy! It’s always great to see this talented actress!!

  • *~*+*~*

    I think the real natalie is totally different from her puclic persona. she’s not that smart as people think she is….

  • Shallow

    “He totally wants to sleep with me!” How profound Natalie.

  • fighter

    she joked because in the movie when Vincent Cassel’s character asked him if he would sleep with Portman’s black swan, then said, “see – he’s a good actor because he really does want to sleep with me!” if you watch the movie you can understand the joke. it is simple.

  • Nora

    Wow, Ben must be really ill prepared in this business that she has to promote him every second to the world. She has become a total loser since she and Ben have Unified, Conceived, Created the Procreation together.

  • dawn

    so desperate for the oscar

  • down

    I thought she was smart and a private person … her last comments are showing me the opposite, and her laughter in the GG was horrible, looked like a retarded. What happened to her? Is the pregnancy or success went to her head?

  • Ron

    I will never buy another one Nat DVD…The old Nat is totally gone….Ben is the new KFed!!! :(

  • cs

    Kate is getting older. Hollywood is always the flavor of the year.