When Natalie Portman showed up to the Academy Awards earlier this year wearing a ring there were rumors she had secretly gotten married to Benjamin Millepied. They officially married over the weekend at a private residence in Big Sur, California, as confirmed by US Weekly.
Photos leaked on microblogging site Twitter showed a grinning Portman, wearing ballet flats, in a tea-length, A-line dress with a sheer overlay that covered her arms and shoulders, and a long veil, in keeping with Jewish custom.
It was said to be an intimate, Jewish ceremony held at night with around 60 guests. Among them were actor Macauley Culkin and Ivanka Trump. There was also a strictly vegan menu, keeping with the bride’s diet and the guests were sent home with packets of wildflower seeds as favors.
Instead of a wedding cake, the celebration ended with French “macarons”: rich, typically meringue-based cookies were served. Natalie’s white, tea length dress was by Rodarte. Kate and Laura Mulleavy of the brand designed the ballet costumes for Natalie’s character in ‘Black Swan,’ depending on who you ask.
Natalie and Benjamin met on the set of ‘Black Swan‘ where he worked as a choreographer. In December of 2010 they announced they were engaged and expecting a child, now 14-month old son Aleph.