Portman becomes an Academy Award winner for her lead role as a ballerina on the brink in Black Swan. During her acceptance speech, the 29-year-old actress admits that the Oscar win is "insane," adding, "I truly, sincerely wish the prize tonight was to work with my fellow nominees. I am in such awe of you."
Portman continues her charmed year, welcoming son Aleph with fiancé Benjamin Millepied. "I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience," the actress, 30, said before delivering her first child.
Portman and Millepied make an appearance at the Academy Awards wearing what appear to be matching wedding bands, fueling speculation that the new parents secretly wed. Though the actress doesn't comment on her new accessory, jeweler Jamie Wolf confirms in a release that she designed the couple's "wedding rings."
After a two-year engagement, Portman, 31, weds French dancer Millepied in a private ceremony on the scenic coast of Big Sur, Calif. The couple, who met on the set of 2010's Black Swan and welcomed a son, Aleph, in June 2011, exchanged vows in front of close family and friends. "Nothing is more important than my personal life," Portman told French magazine Madame Figaro. "It's something which comes first, always makes sense, and compared to the happiness of a successful family life, everything else is practically superficial."
Portman reprises her role as Jane Foster, astrophysicist and love interest of Thor, in Thor: The Dark World, starring opposite Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston. The Marvel sequel, in which Thor must team with brother Loki to save Earth from destruction, opens at No. 1 two weeks in a row, raking in $150 million.
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