Their chemistry while collaborating on the 2010 thriller movie “Black Swan” was undeniable: mere months after its release actress Natalie Portman and French dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied were engaged and expecting their first son. Two years later, they were married and living in France together as one of the cutest French celebrity couples out there.
While Portman is definitely the most well-known of the two, from her early acting debut in the Star Wars films, Millepied is huge in the ballet and dance world, as well as being a pretty famous French celebrity. Originally born in Bordeaux, France, Millepied started dancing at the age of 8, thanks to his modern dancer mother Catherine Flori. In 1995 he moved to New York to join the New York City Ballet, where he began his career in choreography.
Since then, he has done thousands of projects and became the Director of the Paris Opera Ballet in 2013. This year, he announced his retirement, but he’s still dancing and choreographing in smaller projects, as well being in the spotlight as the famous, French dancer husband of Natalie Portman.
See some of Millepied’s dancing and choreography in the preview of the documentary on him, “Relève”: