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Who Is Benjamin Millepied? Get The Scoop On Natalie Portman's Fiancé (Met In Black Swan)

Updated on January 4, 2012

All About Ben (Benjamin) Millepied

Ben Millepied is a choreographer and a principal dancer at the renowned New York City Ballet. Although internationally known, his celebrity status is due largely to his relationship with actress Natalie Portman. They are currently engaged to be married and have a son together who was born June 14, 2011.

Millepied and Portman met during the filming of Black Swan, an American psychological thriller in which Portman played the lead role and Millepied choreographed and performed a supporting role within. The movie was shot in 2009 and it's believed that Millepied and Portman began dating at that time.

The French-born Millepied began his ballet career at 8 years old, and after establishing himself as a rising star in France, accepted an invitation to join the New York City Ballet where he quickly progressed from member to soloist and, in 2002, principal dancer.

Ben Millepied has his own company of dancers from the American Ballet Theatre called Danses Concertantes.

Ben Millepied is a ballet dancer and choreographer, as well as the fianc of Natalie Portman.
Ben Millepied is a ballet dancer and choreographer, as well as the fianc of Natalie Portman. | Source

Fun Facts

  • Born June 10, 1977
  • Moved from New York from France in 1992
  • Proposed to Natalie Portman in December 2010
  • Is "the face" of “l’homme libre” fragrance
  • Volunteered for his part in the movie Black Swan

Interview with Ben Millepied (Video)

Here's What Others Are Saying

Oreteshe‎: "NataliePortman has a baby boy!!! Congratz to her and her fiancé Benjamin Millepied!"

Chennai Live 104.8 FM:‎ "Oscar Winner Natalie Portman gave birth to a baby boy !!! Congratulations to her and her choreographer fiance Benjamin Millepied!"

HiaOnline: "Our best wishes are with Oscar winner Natalie Portman and choreographer Benjamin Millepied as they welcome their first child, a baby boy into the world today. Can't wait to see the pics of the child!"

It's a boy! Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied have their first child.
It's a boy! Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied have their first child.

Ben's A Dad!

As of June 14, 2011, Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman are the proud parents of a baby boy. People Magazine was the first to report the birth. It's now rumored that the name of their son is Alef, after the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The name means "leader". There is, as of yet, no confirmation on this.

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