Actress Natalie Portman feels “powerless” over her husband’s recent betrayal. A source close to the artist told the English newspaper Daily Mail that she is still in love with French dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied and has not yet decided on a possible divorce, but she is emotionally affected by the affair.
In June 2023, it was revealed that the ‘Black Swan’ (2010) star’s father of two children had cheated on Portman with activist Camille Etienne, 16 years his junior. The Daily Mail’s source close to the artist denied a possible final decision on divorce, but highlighted the mixed feelings she was dealing with.
“He hates how powerless this betrayal makes him feel,” the source said. “She still doesn’t know how to empower herself again, either by staying with him or by walking away. It’s a battle she’s facing.”
Portman and the French dancer have been married since 2012 and are the parents of two children: Aleph, 11, and Amalia, 6. The couple’s romance began behind the scenes of “Black Swan,” a production that featured Millepied as choreographer and won Portman a Best Actress Oscar in 2011.
Millepied’s case reportedly happened last year, but it became public at the end of the first half of 2023. Activist Camille Etienne is 25 years old. He is an activist focused on environmental issues and social justice. At the end of last year, he was listed by the French press as one of “31 people to move in 2022”.