Natalie Portman Opens Up About Pregnancy, Engagement

Celebrity Moms Dec. 28, 2010 AT 8:44AM
Natalie Portman Opens Up About Pregnancy, Engagement Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for AFI; Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

She's getting major Oscar buzz (again) for her performance in Black Swan, but Natalie Portman's biggest new roles in 2011 may be offscreen -- as a new mom and bride.

On Monday, hours after her surprise that she's expecting and engaged to dancer/choreographer Benjamin Millipied, Portman, 29, released a brief statement to Entertainment Weekly.

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"I have always kept my private life private," the actress said, "But I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience."

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This will be the first child and the first marriage for Portman, who met Millipied on the set of Black Swan. French-born Millipied has a small on-screen role in the acclaimed psychological thriller, directed by Darren Aronofsky.

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Before Millipied, Israeli-born, Harvard-educated Portman has been romantically linked to former model Nathan Bogle, indie rocker Devendra Banhart and actor Gael Garcia Bernal.

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