Natalie Portman was photographed with her husband Benjamin Millepied and their two children on Thursday in Los Angeles, after condemning the attention her marital problems have received in the latest issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
The Academy Award-winning actress, 42, and Millepied, 46, were photographed with their two children, Aleph, 12, and Amalia, six, on the lunchtime outing in southern California.
The Jerusalem, Israel-born actress appeared to be in good spirits during the daytime outing, smiling while checking her phone at one point during the walk with her family.
The Black Swan actress wore a black long-sleeved top with a graphic, blue jeans and black sunglasses, but did not appear to be wearing her wedding ring. She carried a floral-print bag on the outing.
Millepied donned a black T-shirt with sunglasses and blue jeans at the outing, sporting a beard.
Natalie Portman, 42, was photographed with her husband Benjamin Millepied, 46, and their two children on Thursday in Los Angeles, after denouncing the attention their marital problems have generated in the latest issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
On Wednesday, the May-December actress lightly addressed the breakup at the 30th annual issue. Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair magazine where she posed with Bradley Cooper, Pedro Pascal and Colman Domingo.
When asked how she felt about her marriage being written about, she said it was “terrible.”
“It’s terrible and I have no desire to contribute to it,” he told writer Keziah Weir candidly, who replied that it wasn’t much fun having to ask the question.
Natalie and Benjamin married in 2012 after meeting on the set of Black Swan.
Portman has yet to make a public comment about her split from her spouse after it was alleged he had cheated on her with another woman.
In a WSJ interview in January, she talked about living in Paris with her two children, but didn’t mention Benjamin, which was the biggest hint yet that they no longer live together.
The Thor: Love and Thunder actress also said in her interview with Vanity Fair that she has been careful to protect her privacy.
“I became very protective from the beginning. I chose a different name when I started, which was an interesting way to separate identities,” she shared; his first film was The Professional in 1994.
Natalie Portman reportedly split from her husband, ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied, last year and has been going out on the town without her wedding ring for the past few months. But she has yet to address the status of their relationship. On Wednesday, the Oscar-winning actress lightly addressed the breakup in the new issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
He posed in the front with Bradley Cooper, Pedro Pascal and Colman Domingo; Jodie Comer and Lily Gladstone, among others, were also seen.
‘I would be angry if someone at school called me Natalie Portman. I thought, ‘If you know me, you know me as Natalie Hershlag in school,’ she admitted, making it seem like she was having a hard time balancing fame and her real life.
‘It was kind of an extreme bifurcation of identity that I’ve tried to integrate a little more as an adult.
‘I felt like I didn’t accept that they were both part of me, that there wasn’t a “real” me and a “pretend” me, and that they didn’t necessarily have different names.
‘And it’s not just two different versions, there are a multitude of ways that other people see me, both publicly and privately, and there are a multitude of ways that I see myself.
“Somehow the intersection of all of that is part of me, and it’s important to have all of that inside me and as me, instead of saying, that’s something external, this is the real thing.”
Natalie and Benjamin married in 2012 after meeting on the set of Black Swan. Together they have two children: son Aleph, 12, and daughter Amalia, six. Seen in 2011
Portman has yet to make a public comment about her split from her spouse after it was alleged he had cheated on her with another woman. Seen in March 2022
When asked how she felt about her marriage being written about, she said it was “terrible.” “It’s terrible and I have no desire to contribute to it,” she candidly told writer Keziah Weir, who replied that it wasn’t much fun having to ask the question. Seen in July 2022
Portman attends the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22 in Paris, where she now lives with her two children.
But it changed.
‘When I started having children and a family, I started to realize that maybe it wasn’t useful to say there are two of us. I have many interactions during my day as a public person. To exclude that from my experience is not real,” she noted.
Natalie now lives in Paris and talked about how residing in Los Angeles part-time isn’t so bad for her because of the decisions she made.
“I live a life very far from Hollywood in Los Angeles. I live on the east side. “I have some friends who are in the entertainment industry, but a lot of friends who aren’t, and we don’t do industry things when we go out,” she began.
‘We don’t go to Hollywood parties, we have dinner in the backyard.
‘In fact, I found that living there made my experience in Los Angeles much less “Hollywood.”
‘When I visited, it was just for work, I was staying somewhere in Beverly Hills, I had industry meetings and I went to industry parties.
“Living there made my experience so much more complete and made me appreciate everything the city has to offer, from nature to the arts, food, music and, of course, the people,” he shared.
Julianne Moore, right, and Portman in a May-December scene
He also talked about a new project.
“One thing I wanted to do, and that I really had a hard time getting, was an animated film, and I just made the first one, or I’m still making it, because it’s a process that takes years.”
When asked what it was, she replied: “I’m doing The Twits—Roald Dahl.” Very exciting.’
And he said that he likes to make movies thinking about his children.
‘I love animation. And since I have children, I always want to make things that they can see. I see my kids watching them over and over and over and over again in a way that I don’t think any other movie is watched with such intensity and therefore has such an impact on children’s view of the world and of life. You realize how significant they are and how meaningful they can be.’
And he hopes to sing.
‘One thing I have left that I haven’t done is a musical. I would really love that. When I think about what made me most excited, happy, and joyful as a child, I took a lot of dance classes that were musical theater, and those were my happiest moments. I dreamed of being a dancer in a Broadway show. So I think doing that again would be getting back to that joy.”
One of his most difficult roles was early in his life.
“When I was 16, I played Anne Frank on Broadway, and that is very loaded with meaning and symbolism and broader implications. Even the centrality of Anne Frank in what we teach children, what we teach Jewish children, is very charged and controversial. And I was very young. I think I felt it, but it was later, when there were comments about it, that I realized how much symbolism it had and how it was much bigger than just me thinking: What was it like? this girl?