On Thursday, Natalie Portman debuted a growing baby bump on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival. The star wore a stunning white gown, showing off her pregnant belly and mama-to-be glow.
People has confirmed that Portman is expecting her second child with husband Benjamin Millepied, whom the Black Swan actress memorably thanked for giving her the best role of her life as a mother, even as she accepted an Oscar for her performance as the tortured ballerina. The couple’s romance began on the set of the movie and the two have been happily raising their son together for the past five years.
The Oscar-winning actress, who currently lives in Paris with Millepied, is already a dedicated mother to their son, Aleph. She recently wrote in The New York Times’ T Magazine about how she balances her stellar career with being a wife and a mom: “When I’m not working, I’m pretty much exclusively with my family, so my rituals have to do with school, meal preparation, playdates, bedtime,” she wrote. The actress said she savors spending as much time as possible with her husband and child because “time goes exponentially fast as a parent.”
And now, she’ll get to enjoy those first precious five years of childhood again with another baby on the way!