Natalie PortmanÃÂ and her family are leaving Hollywood! The actress’ husband, French dancer-choreographer Benjamin Millepied, has accepted a job offer, where he’ll be the new director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet starting September 2014. Millepied, 35, told the New York Times that he and Portman, 31, will move to the city of love for his new position with their son, Aleph.
Millepied met Portman on the set of Black Swan in 2009 (he was its choreographer and had a small onscreen role), with the twosome announcing their engagement — and Portman’s pregnancy — in December 2010. Born in Bordeaux, France, the handsome dad became a star dancer with the City Ballet in 2002.
With Portman giving birth to Aleph in June 2011, Millepied retired from the stage that same year, founding the L.A. Dance Project — a small, experimental troupe — in 2012. (Millepied told the Times he hopes the troupe will continue after his departure.)
He and Portman married at a private home in Big Sur, Calif. on Aug. 4 of last year, with the movie star wearing an A-line white dress by Rodarte, the label run by Portman’s pals, sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy.
Love them! They are so stinkin cute!