Oscar winning actress Natalie Portman and her husband, professional ballet dancer Benjamin Millipied, are separating after being married for 11 years, after rumors surfaced that Millipied was having an affair with climate activist Camille Étienne.

US Weekly has reported that the couple had been trying to work on their marriage since the ‘Jackie’ actress discovered his affair, for the sake of their two children.

A source to the publication revealed that Portman was ‘humiliated’ by the rumors but was trying to work it out and stay together after Millipied said he regretted his actions.


The two met on the set of the thriller ‘Black Swan’, with Portman being taught ballet by Millipied.

“I met my husband on it, so I think I was in, like, dreamland,” Portman spoke during a SiriusXM Town Hall interview in 2018. “He was teaching me to dance. You know, one of those romantic [stories] … It was definitely exciting and fun. It was beautiful. I don’t know about instant. It was like I really got to know him and that was when it seemed like, ‘Oh this is the person.'”