Posted on Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:45 PM PDT
Natalie Portman's husband Benjamin Millepied has been hired as the new director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet, and he told the New York Times that he and Portman will move to France with their 20-month-old son Aleph.
The gig starts in September of 2014, and Millepied will replace Brigitte Lefevre, who has been the director of dance at the Paris Opera since 1995.
Millepied joined the School of American Ballet as a teenager, and he was previously the choreographer and a former principal at New York City Ballet. The Times notes that Millepied’s new gig came as a bit of a surprise as a current or former company member is generally chosen to lead the Paris Opera Ballet. Interesting!
Millepied and Portman met on the set of Black Swan in 2009 (he was the choreographer and had a brief role opposite Portman), and the duo announced their engagement in December 2010. Portman, who nabbed an Oscar for her role in the film, gave birth to their son Aleph in June 2011, and the couple tied the knot in Big Sur in August of 2012.
Wonder how long that will last?
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