Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied Finalize Divorce In France After Separating Last Year

The actress and professional dancer, who married in 2012, quietly separated last year, ET confirms.

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied's marriage is officially over after nearly 12 years of marriage. 

A rep for Portman confirms to ET that the couple finalized their divorce last month in France where she and 46-year-old Millepied reside with their two children: 12-year-old son Aleph and 7-year-old daughter Amalia..

According to People, the 42-year-old actress filed for divorce in July 2023. 

The Oscar winner recently addressed her marriage to Millepied, a professional dancer, in Vanity Fair's 30th annual Hollywood issue.

The couple, who tied the knot in 2012, became the focus of rumors last summer when Millepied was accused of having an affair with a 25-year-old woman. Shortly thereafter, Portman was spotted without her wedding ring.

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As for how the actress felt about all the chatter regarding her relationship, the May December star said, "It's terrible, and I have no desire to contribute to it."

Separating her public and private lives is something Portman has been dealing with her entire career, which began when she was just a child.

"I got very protective of it very early on," she told VF of protecting her private life. "I chose a different name when I started, which was kind of an interesting way that I separated identities. I would get upset if someone at school called me Natalie Portman. I was like, 'If you know me, you know me as Natalie Hershlag at school.' It was kind of an extreme bifurcation of identity that I've tried to integrate a little bit more as an adult."

"I felt like it was not accepting that both were part of me, that there wasn't a 'real' me and a 'pretend' me, and that they didn't necessarily have different names," Portman continued. "And it's not just two different versions, there are multitudes of ways other people see me, both public and private, and there are multitudes of ways I see myself."

She added, "Somehow the intersection of all of those are part of me, and it's important to have all of those within me and as me, as opposed to being like, that's some external thing, this is the real thing. As I started having kids and a family, I started realizing that maybe it was not helpful to be like, there's two of me. I have many interactions during my day as a public person. To exclude that from my experience is not real."