On February 22nd, Natalie gave birth to a baby girl, Amalia. Aleph has a sister!
Congrats to Benjamin and Natalie. From People:
“Natalie Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied welcomed a baby girl, Amalia Millepied, on Feb. 22,” her rep tells PEOPLE. “Mother and baby are happy and healthy.”
Natalie and Benjamin walked the red carpet at the Golden Globes tonight. Unfortunately, she hasn´t won the award. Isabelle Huppert has finally risen with the golden globe to the best actress in drama category. But nevertheless, Natalie has been splendid on the red carpet. and here we have the photos:
Natalie and Benjamin attended the opening awards gala at the Palm Springs International Film Festival tonight, where she received the Desert Palm Achievement Award, given by Tom Hanks, for her role in Jackie. Zimbio and Popsugar have a lot of photos from the event, and here we have a small sample:
Natalie and Benjamin attended the L.A. Dance Annual Gala at The Theatre at Ace Hotel tonight in Los Angeles, California. Among others, Nicholas Britell and Robert Pattinson were in the gala and after party. Zimbio and Daily Mail have a few photos from the event:
Since Natalie is pregnant, it seems that she is having a continuous monitoring by the gossip press. Here is a small sample of it…
-A few candids pictures of yesterday, this time taking a walk with Benjamin in Los Angeles:
… and later, taking a flight at the LAX airport:
After the premiere and after party, Natalie and Benjamin were spotted leaving Il Buco Italian restaurant in New York. Hawtcelebs has some pictures of it:
Click on the image to see them:
Natalie was spotted going out to a Japanese restaurant with Benjamin and Aleph in Paris yesterday. Hit the preview to view the photos in the gallery. Thanks to Belerofonte for the finds.
There was a press conference and an official announcement today, the Benjamin is leaving the Paris Ballet in July. Benjamin will be returning to work in L.A. and I presume that means the family will be heading back as well. The hand-wringing when she left L.A. really bemused me so I’m not looking for the same regarding Paris. Personally, I couldn’t care less where she lives.
Speaking of not caring, Benjamin was pretty clear about his reason for leaving. He sounds more than a little frustrated by the experience.
“I want to regain my freedom and I want to create,” he said. “I’ve been honored to be given the opportunity to work at the Opera and with the dancers, but this job, as it exists today, is not something I want.”
Read more at the NY Times. Thanks to Belerofonte.
Well that didn’t last long. Benjamin has only been with the Paris Ballet for a little over a year but that is now coming to an end. A press conference tomorrow will formally announce his departure and one can only wonder if this means that the family might head back to the states. For what it is worth, I’ve heard that it is indeed Ben’s frustration with the slow administrative side of the Paris Ballet than, as has already been suggested, Natalie wanting to return home.
The establishment was recently added, because his name boosted sales. And because Benjamin Millepied like to create for the dancers of the company and provides plenty of do it next season.
It could also remain as resident choreographer after the break, while defending the idea of bringing major dance companies in the twenty-first century. His departure would weaken the turbulent reign of Stéphane Lissner. For the French dancer and choreographer of the New York City Ballet star and husband of actress Natalie Portman, has given to the opera glamor, talent and patrons. Never gala has reported as much as that given for the opening of Ballet in September. Neither has any dance director has managed to allocate this money to ballet. As for the number of creations in the program, we went from two to ten per year.
Natalie was photographed with Benjamin at a rehearsal at the National Ballet of Cuba in Havana last week, and we have a few more photos from her visit. The first is a photo that accompanied this Cubanet article, and there are four more snaps from Twitter and Instagram after the jump. Thanks to Belerofonte for the finds.
Natalie, Benjamin, and Aleph (not pictured) made an appearance at Disneyland Paris today, where they celebrated the start of the park’s Christmas season. More details can be found at Gala (French) and The Daily Mail (English). Thanks to Belerofonte for the finds.