Natalie Portman engaged and pregnant

Natalie Portman has walked away from Black Swan with far more than nominations for Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards; she is also engaged to Benjamin Milliepied, a French ballet dancer who choreographed the suspense thriller, and they are expecting their first child.

The notoriously private actress, 29, started dating Millepied, 32, last fall while filming the ballet drama, directed by Darron Aronofsky. Millepied, who is a principal dancer in New York Vity Ballet, was hired to choreograph Portman’s dances.

Natalie had to push her body to the max, training up to 8 hours a day and losing 20 pounds for her role as prima ballerina Nina. Speaking about the new role that she has taken on, as fiance and mother-to-be, the overjoyed actress said to EW.com: “I have always kept my private life private but I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience.”

The actress has previously been linked to folk singer Devendra Banhart and actor Gael Garcia Bernal.

Natalie Portman will be hitting the big screen again next month in the romantic comedy No Strings Attached, costarring Ashton Kutcher.

Read here about director Darron Aronofsky and actress Rachel Weisz, who recently separated after nine years together.

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