Natalie Portman's Husband Benjamin Millepied Is Converting to Judaism For Her
Well, isn't this sweet? According to E! Online, Natalie Portman's husband Benjamin Millepied confirmed he's converting to Judaism for her, after just over a year of marriage.
Millepied, who is a ballet choreographer, revealed the news in an interview with Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot, because converting to Judaism is "very impotant" to him. Though he didn't reveal any specifics about his progress, he also reportedly told the newspaper that he's "in the middle of the conversion process," and that he hopes it should "come to an end soon and I will become a Jew."
As E! points out, the whole family — Millepied, Portman, and their son Aleph — is currently in Portman's home country of Israel as she casts her directorial debut film, A Tale of Love and Darkness, and will be there until March. This was also apparently a factor in Millepied's decision: According to the Daily Mail, Millepied has been "falling in love with" Israel since his arrival. After that, the couple will likely return to the states before moving to Paris at the end of 2014, as Millepied has been named the Director of Dance at the Paris Opera Ballet.
Millepied and Portman were married in August 2012 after meeting on the set of 2010's Black Swan, and they welcomed their son in June 2011.