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Husband of Natalie Portman Says He Is Converting

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Natalie Portman's husband Benjamin Millepied is studying to convert to Judaism.

Natalie Portman's husband Benjamin Millepied is studying to convert to Judaism.

French choreographer Benjamin Millepied, husband of Jewish actress Natalie Portman, told an Israeli newspaper that he is converting to Judaism.

Millepied told the Hebrew-language Yediot Acharonot that he is “in the middle of the conversion process.” He added that he hopes that the conversion process will “come to an end soon and I will become a Jew.”

Becoming Jewish is “very important for me,” Millepied told the newspaper. There was no indication of whether Millepied is learning Torah and Jewish law for an Orthodox conversion.

The couple is currently in Israel through March, as Portman casts the movie that she is directing based on “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” a book by Israeli author Amos Oz.

The couple will relocate to Paris, where Millepied will work as director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet

Portman, who was born in the United States to Israeli parents, said in September in an interview with the French magazine Madame Figaro that she is interested in becoming a French citizen.

“I don’t have the French nationality, but I would love to get it. But I don’t know if it’s possible because I already have an American and an Israeli passport,” she said.

Portman and Millepied, who have a son named Aleph, were married in a Jewish wedding ceremony last year.

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16 Responses to “Husband of Natalie Portman Says He Is Converting”

  1. May this b a halachically correct conversion…hv bn worried about her neshamah

  2. Prohibited marriage! Intermarriage is prohibited! First conversion and after that marriage.

  3. If he is honest in his heart, one day he will come to the Truth.

  4. the revolving door of Judaism

  5. Their son is already Jewish, but her husband's conversion will complete the circle and unite their religious outlook. Welcome!

  6. Jack Zeller says:

    The decision to convert to Judaism has its greatest merit because it was not forced. He follows the Ruth sequence. Kol hakavod

  7. Edward Lobel says:

    Welcome to "The Tribe"

  8. Bobbi Kassai says:

    SINCE HE DOAS NOT HAVE TO BECAUSE HE IS MARRIED ALREADY I WISH HIM MAZEL TOV

  9. Douglas Kent says:

    People are such fools. Natalie Portman doesn't even like being Jewish or playing Jewish roles and has said so!!! I bet I could sell a bridge in Brooklyn to the dolts that believe this.

  10. Douglas Kent says:

    Her hatred of playing Jews in film was in the Huffington Post.

  11. If it is not an Orthodox Jewish conversion, than it is not a valid conversion.

  12. Elisabeth Soros says:

    We must open our hearts who is seeking HaShem! I say with you, Mazal Tov!

  13. Elisabeth Soros says:

    Do you know what is the answer of G-d? We are not allowed to judge!

    Instead of judging, pray for them of there journey!

  14. Bobby Harris says:

    mazal tov to the husband and welcome to jewish family and the people of Israel I converted in 2009 and I am very happy with it

  15. Mazal Tov and much blessings in you and your family!

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