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Natalie Portman Will Move to Paris After Husband Nabs Prestigious Job

January 25, 2013 (2:10 am) GMT
Portman's husband Benjamin Millepied is set to serve as the Paris Opera Ballet director from September 2014 and says he will bring along his wife and son Aleph.
Benjamin Millepied, Natalie Portman

will soon leave the States to follow her husband to Paris. The Oscar-winning "" actress is set to move to the City of Lights after her husband Benjamin Millepied nabbed a coveted job as the director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet.

According to The New York Times, Millepied will begin his new job from September 2014. The 35-year-old dancer/choreographer told the site that his actress wife would go with him along with their 20-month-old son Aleph.

Millepied would replace Brigitte Lefevre, who had been serving as the company's director since 1995. Of his recruitment, Millepied said, "I certainly knew about the position, but I also knew that there were candidates from within the company."

He added, "I was surprised, but I felt very quickly that the artistic dialogue between us was an exciting one. After a while I did feel there was a really good chance I might get the position. Which made my head spin."

Millepied met Portman during the filming of "Black Swan" in 2009. He was the choreographer of the A-list actress' Oscar-winning performance. The pair welcomed their son in June 2011 and got married last August.

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