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Hollywood star Portman weds her 'Black Swan' love

August 07, 2012


Actress Natalie Portman and her fiance Benjamin Millepied arrive at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood. - File Photo by Reuters.

LOS ANGELES: US actress Natalie Portman has married French dancer Benjamin Millepied, her partner of two years and the father of her 14-month-old son, People magazine reported on Monday.

The traditional Jewish wedding was held on Saturday evening in the Big Sur coastal resort, some 390 kilometers (240 miles) northwest of Los Angeles, according to the magazine.

Photos leaked on microblogging site Twitter showed a grinning Portman in a tea-length, A-line dress with a sheer overlay that covered her arms and shoulders, and a long veil, in keeping with Jewish custom.

The dress was designed by Rodarte, a label run by two of Portman's longtime friends, and the company behind her purple Grecian-style Oscars gown in 2010.

Millepied wore a blue tuxedo, People reported.

The vegan meal - following the actress's preferences - skipped the wedding cake and ended with French “macarons”: rich, typically meringue-based cookies.

The couple, who live in New York, met in 2009 while filming “Black Swan,” the ballet thriller for which Portman won an Academy Award.

Millepied choreographed the dance scenes and acted in the film.

Spokesmen for the star, most famous for her role as Queen Amidala in “Star Wars,” did not immediately respond when contacted by AFP.