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Natalie Portman reunites with husband Benjamin Millepied for cozy family lunch with kids

The Star Wars actress was pictured without her wedding ring

 Natalie Portman attends the Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2023/2024
Faye James
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Natalie Portman, her husband Benjamin Millepied, and their children, Aleph and Amalia, were the picture of familial bliss during a sunny lunch outing in Los Angeles. 

This sighting comes amidst Natalie's reflections on the scrutiny of her personal life, shared in the latest Vanity Fair issue. 

At 42, the Academy Award-winning actress exuded casual elegance, her mood uplifted, a stark contrast to the complex emotions she disclosed about her marriage.

Dressed in a Rodarte tie-dye mushroom print crop sweatshirt, paired with blue jeans and complemented by black sunglasses and white sneakers, Natalie seemed to embrace a moment of tranquility and happiness. 

Natalie Portman is seen on July 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California© Getty Images
Natalie Portman in Los Angeles

Notably, her wedding ring was absent, adding a layer of intrigue to her current chapter. Benjamin, 46, matched Natalie’s laid-back style in a black T-shirt, blue jeans, and sunglasses, his beard framing his thoughtful expression.

In Vanity Fair's Hollywood issue, Natalie touched upon her separation, describing the public discourse as "terrible." "It’s terrible, and I have no desire to contribute to it," she conveyed, revealing the depth of her disdain for the invasive nature of such attention. 

Angel City FC Founder Natalie Portman and her family performs the coin toss before a game between San Diego Wave FC and Angel City FC at Titan Stadium on March 19, 2022 in Fullerton, California© Getty Images
The family-of-four reunited for a lunch date in LA

This candid admission follows rumors of Benjamin's infidelity, a topic Natalie has navigated with dignified silence.

Natalie's life in Paris, briefly mentioned in a January WSJ interview without reference to Benjamin, hinted at a new independence. 

Natalie Portman and her son Aleph Portman-Millepied attend a basketball game© Allen Berezovsky
Natalie Portman and her son Aleph Portman-Millepied attend a basketball game

Her Vanity Fair dialogue further explored her guarded approach to fame. Initially adopting a stage name to maintain privacy, Natalie struggled with the duality of her identity, a challenge intensified by her public persona. 

"It was kind of an extreme bifurcation of identity that I’ve tried to integrate a little bit more as an adult," she reflected, acknowledging the complexity of reconciling her private and public selves.

As she embraced motherhood and family life, Natalie recognized the importance of acknowledging all facets of her identity. 

Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman attend the "Carmen" Premiere during the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival© Unique Nicole
Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman

Living part-time in Los Angeles allowed her to cultivate a "non-Hollywood" life, emphasizing intimate gatherings over industry events, and appreciating the city's cultural richness beyond its entertainment epicenter.

Natalie's creative aspirations continue to evolve, with her participation in an animation project, The Twits by Roald Dahl, marking a foray into a genre she's long admired. 

Her motivation is partly to create content her children can enjoy, recognizing the profound impact such stories can have on young minds. Additionally, Natalie expressed a desire to explore musical theater, a nod to her childhood dreams and a genre she finds particularly joyous.

Reflecting on her early career, Natalie discussed the weight of playing Anne Frank on Broadway at 16, a role filled with historical and emotional significance. "It was later when there was commentary around it that I realized how much symbolism it held," she shared.

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