Were “The Black Swan” star Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied married in a secret ceremony? Well, we can’t claim to know for certain, but that is the buzz going around after the two were spotted at the 2012 Academy Awards wearing what looked like matching wedding bands.

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied began a torrid love affair on the set of “The Black Swan,” for which Portman won an Academy Award. The relationship actually started out with rather a dark stain hanging over it, as Millepied was supposedly in a committed relationship with a fellow New York City ballet dancer, whom he lived with, at the time he started dating Portman.

Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied announced they were engaged in December, 2010. The couple already has a child togather, baby boy Aleph, who was born in June. At last year’s Academy Awards, Natalie Portman thanked her “beautiful love, Benjamin, who has now given me my most important role in life” as a mother.

Jeweler Jamie Wolff, a friend of Millepied who designed Portman’s engagement ring, has come forward to say she personally designed the complimentary bands worn by Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied at the 2012 Academy Awards. In a press statement, Wolff said she created two diamond rings made to fit on either side of Portman’s engagement ring. She also made a platinum ring for Millepied.

“I designed the rings worn by Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman,” Wolf said, according to Us Weekly. “They were made with recycled platinum and conflict free diamonds.”

Reps for Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman have made no comment about the rumor the two lovers were secretly hitched in a private wedding ceremony, despite what seems to possibly be rather strong evidence it is true.


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