Natalie Portman is all set to follow hubby, Benjamin Millepied, to a new home in Paris. The Oscar winning dancer and choreographer has been named the new director of the Paris Opera Ballet.
Speaking of the role, which he will take over in September 2014, he told the New York Times: “I certainly knew about the position, but I also knew that there were candidates from within the company.”
The couple, who met on the set of ‘Black Swan’, are planning on moving with their one year old son, Aleph, when the job starts.
These two aren’t the first to be tempted by the allure of Paris. With much stronger privacy laws in France than the US many stars are attracted by the promise of escaping the pesky paps.
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Kim Kardashian most recently suggested to Live! With Kelly and Michael, that she’s thinking of making the move after she’s given birth. After taking a trip with Kanye, the reality TV star was bowled over by the place.
According to a source for OK! magazine, “He’s been to Paris plenty of times and told her how he always dreamed of having a romantic little pied-a-terre to escape to in the boho artists’ quarter in Montmartre. The thought of living there really got them going.”
There are also the couples, where for one half the move is a long overdue homecoming. In the case of, soon to be married, Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez; “she knows how special it will be for him to celebrate at home.”
According to US Weekly, the pair are considering a Paris wedding and potentially a move for the family. However this is proving difficult, having been denied a relocation request by a judge in her on going custody battle with Gabriel Aubry.
Mega stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are also apparently hoping to tie the knot in France. The two are expected to wed at the private chapel at their French home, Chateau Miraval, close to Aix-en-Provence. Very romantic.
A couple who appeared to be living the idyllic French lifestyle was Johnny Depp and his long-term girlfriend, Vanessa Paradis. The couple were together for fourteenn years, and lived in France away from the press for most of that time.
Sadly not even the romantic power of Paris could keep these two together. Lets hope Natalie and Benjamin can go the distance.