December 27, 2010
Mazal Tov to Natalie Portman (Mother-To-Be) and The Man She Keeps On His Toes
After a time of pirouettes and pointe shoes, Black Swan’s leading lady and her onset dance coach Benjamin Millepied have something else keeping them on their toes; a bun in the oven.
People magazine announced that Portman and Millepied are engaged and expecting their first child together. (And to think, some of us only got a ring.)
I have always had great respect for Portman in keeping her private life, well…private, as well as staying out of weekly gossip magazines. But a pregnancy would have to be known sooner or later. Portman explained to EW.com, “I have always kept my private life private but I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience.”
A few months ago, Portman was still not ready to let her secret out. In a mid-November interview with the Los Angeles Times, after the premiere of Black Swan, Portman explained that she probably had a case of “food poisoning.” She stated, “Yesterday, I was on the red carpet like, ‘Please don’t throw up.’ I went home after the red carpet last night and had a saltine and applesauce and was, like, asleep by 10.” (And that did not make it into the tabloids? Was no one curious?)
With all due respect, Natalie Portman is a brilliant actress and has a great year ahead of her. Mazal Tov to both you and Benjamin! “Be Shaa Tova!” And from one mother to another mother (to-be), I hope you take home an Oscar, but know that there is no greater accomplishment than the award you are already carrying. (But I am sure you already knew that.)