Now that the shocking news broke that Natalie Portman is pregnant and engaged to choreographer Benjamin Millepied, let’s get a little background on this guy shall we? Let’s just say he’s a lot more than a pretty face, although that is one ridiculously pretty face.
The 33-year-old principal dancer at the New York City Ballet hails from Bordeaux, France and has been dancing since age 8. He joined the NYCB’s corps de ballet in 1995, was promoted to soloist in 1998 and became a principal in 2002. He is also internationally known as a choreographer for City Ballet, American Ballet Theater and his company Danses Concertantes.
The latter is how he met Portman, with whom he acted as choreographer and co-star in the ballet thriller Black Swan. The two started dating last year during filming, and the rest is history. Congrats to these two, and their other much-anticipated “collaboration!”