Natalie Portman exclusive: 'Black Swan' star 'indescribably happy' about engagement, pregnancy

Just a few hours after news of Natalie Portman’s engagement and pregnancy was announced, the Black Swan star has released this statement exclusively to EW: “I have always kept my private life private but I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience.” For more with Portman, check out the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, featuring the annual “Oscar Race is On!” package, on stands later this week.

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  • Woot

    Good for her. I’m glad she is happy with her life.

    • riley

      I agree!

      • jaggers

        it won’t last, he will use her to become more famous, ditch her and get with someone else when she loses her looks, and good for him

      • mike


      • Kendall Knight

        The kid will be alright if he goes BIG TIME!!!!!!

      • Joe

        right… of course she is so ‘happy’ because having a kid with a new fling is what every girl wants lol… shotgun wedding = shotgun divorce

    • Allen

      Happy? She is having a shotgun wedding due to an unplanned pregnancy. More like she is trying to make a good thing out of a bad situation.

      • tipsy

        Oh,please. Out of weddlock pregnancies are decades past “bad situation”.

        Conhrats to Nat&Ben! She is a wonderful perosn and actress and I wish them all the best.

      • Cygnus

        tipsy, not sure which barrio, ghetto, or trailer park you’re living in, but there are still plenty of Americans that look down upon out of wedlock pregnancies. It’s not the baby or pregnancy itself that people have a problem with, but rather the stigma that the mother is irresponsible, and destined for a hard life raising that baby alone. If the father hangs around and helps support, then that’s great, but those are more of the exception than the rule in unplanned pregnancies. Keep it zipped, keep’em closed!

      • Cult of Heather

        Cygnus, not sure what bible thumping bigoted small minded town you’re living in, but a lot of people realize they don’t have the right to pass moral judgment on others. (See what I did there?)

      • Nay-lo

        Seriously? Who are you people and where are you from??? I know a number of well adjusted, well off UNMARRIED couples who decided to raise families “out of wedlock” with great success. Get with the times people. There is no longer any need for “shotgun weddings” or the use of that term at all. Ugh. Way to turn something beautiful into something ugly!

      • Joe

        you ask any parent what their initial reaction was when their daughter got knocked up out of wedlock… I know two families that were initially devastated when it happened… but yes as time went on everything went back to normal. If it happened to my daughter I too would be initially crushed but would get over it like everyone else.

  • Josh

    Awesome. Natalie seems like such a down to earth girl. She’ll make a great mother.

    • Stacey Hearts

      What a lucky guy, he is set for life and GeekPeopleMeet was amazing

  • LOL

    Will her baby have a million legs?

    • Woot

      Milli is 1,000

    • mike

      No, but at least a million dollars!

  • Tye-Grr

    Natalie is a such a beautiful person inside and out, and I’m very happy for her. CONGRATS NATALIE AND BENJAMIN!

  • Jan

    Congratulations and best wishes!

  • j

    Now, she has locked best actress in the award season. I’m sure it wasn’t planned, but what a smart move. Who doesn’t love the story of a girl dreaming of an oscar and a baby and getting all in one year?

    • Oscar Curse

      Isn’t there a curse? Didn’t all the leading ladies who won lose their significant other shortly after?

      • Juneau

        Yes and for that reason, I hope she doesn’t win. She’ll be better off.

    • Astera

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  • Nan

    That is awesome; she does seem like such a down to earth person and I wish her nothing but the best! : )

  • javi

    this will change her life for good it’s better than any award even if she has clean up every award right now her baby shower gift will be the oscar she deserves it.

  • dianajco

    Shot gun wedding.

    • Alison

      Finally, someone pointed out the obvious line! ;-)

      • Kris

        So what? Isn’t it nice that she wants to have a child married? Its old fashioned but who cares? She’s got a wonderful career, a fiance, and a baby on the way. I doubt she gives a flying fuck what you think.

  • matt

    happy or just putting a spin on it because this came out of the blue?, I wish her all the luck but would hate if she becomes a single mom

    • Kris

      Just because a baby inspired their marriage doesn’t mean her child will have a deadbeat dad. They could be very much in love and he could be completely committed to their child. They aren’t 16, they’re adults. Why wouldn’t she be happy? She has a baby, a fiance, and is a lock for the Oscar.

      • Allen

        They could be in love but notice the press release is not saying anything about how she finally found the love of her life. She doesn’t even mention the guy’s name. It’s all P.R. to put a good face on the shotgun wedding. Who knows if she really loves him or just wants to make sure her child has a daddy?

      • LINZ

        totally agree. if you are a fan of Natalie’s, then you would know that her decisions are deliberate (ie. going to harvard as her career took off and finishing). my guess is the pregnancy was not planned, but when it happened they thought about it, and made a conscious decision to keep it, and to commit to one another. congrats to them!!

    • DaniVt

      My mom was 7 months pregnant with my older brother when my parents got married, and 37 years later they are still going strong!

  • Jeremy

    I thought Natalie gave birth to Mark Hamil and Carrie Fisher.

    • DrewinKC


      • mike

        Yes, and then she died (in the movie, of course).

  • jobobspecial

    that is really cool. thanks for keeping us informed on natalie’s feelings. be sure to let us all know when she feels sad.

    • DrewinKC

      Or when she is hungry. I like to know when people are hungry.

      • Mother Nature

        This just in: pregnant actress declares indescribable hunger, unusual cravings. News @ 11.

      • mike

        Oh, you can bet your 401K that Nat’s been hungry more than not, especially before and while filming a movie.

  • liz

    of course she is happy, what is she going to say “this was an unplanned pregnancy and I’m not happy, but what am I going to do?!”

  • Christine

    I think that she’s dating her partner from Black Swan. If he’s the father, the baby will be gorgeous!

  • Divorced in 3 years

    I Luv Natalie Portman, But she fell in love ON SET. We all know what that means. When she starts doing other projects and dealing with the routine of everyday life. That “Love” she feels now for this choregrapher will wear off. How many examples do I have to give.

    • Keith

      I hope you’re wrong, but you probably aren’t!

      • bun in oven

        A location F.

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