The world wants to know: who is Benjamin Millepied, Natalie Portman's supposed new husband?
US Magazine spoke with a jeweler Tuesday who confirmed that he created the pair's recycled platinum and conflict-free diamond wedding bands, but there has been no official confirmation yet that the pair are actually married.
The two set off rumors that they are married after they were photographed wearing wedding rings at the 84th-annual Oscars on Sunday.
Whether or not they are actually married, the world is wondering who exactly is Benjamin Millepied, Natalie Portman's supposed new husband?
Millepied, whose name sounds like that of a specific many-legged bug, is a 34-year-old French ballet dancer who met Natalie Portman, now 30, in 2009 on the set of Black Swan, for which he choreographed the dance.
On Dec. 27, 2010, it emerged that the duo were engaged to be married, and that Portman, was expecting a child sometime in the summer of 2011, which ended up being their son, Aleph Portman-Millepied, who was born June 14.
Millepied was born in Bordeaux, France, and he began his ballet training at the ripe age of eight years of old. He has been dedicated to his craft ever since, reaching the highest levels of achievement in the field of ballet during his career.
He told New York Magazine in 2008 that his interest in dance is directly rooted in the music of Frédéric Chopin:
Me starting ballet was directly linked to that music, he said. And later on when I came to New York, obviously I discovered Jerry Robbins's work to Chopin, and it just totally made sense to me-he completely understood the music.
He studied at the School of American Ballet and studied under renowned choreographer Jerome Robbins, who became a key mentor in his early development as a danseur.
Benjamin Millepied joined the New York City Ballet as a dancer in 1995, becoming a principal dancer in 2002, but on Oct. 26, 2011, he announced he would retire from the ballet corps to focus on his choreography work.
Millepied has choreographed works for his company Danses Concertantes, as well as the City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the School of American Ballet, Ballet de Geneve, the Metropolitan Opera and the Paris Opera Ballet.
So though Natalie Portman is one of America's most beloved actresses, with a Best Oscar to her name for her role in Black Swan, she is apparently married to Benjamin Millepied, a man with his own accomplished C.V. who made Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture.
Sounds like a match made for Hollywood.