Natalie Portman Expecting Second Child

09/08/2016 at 04:20 PM ET

Natalie Portman pregnant expecting second child
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Natalie Portman is pregnant!

The Oscar-winning actress, 35, debuted her growing baby bump in a stunning Dior gown Thursday at the Venice Film Festival premiere for her new film Planetarium, which she costars in alongside up-and-coming model and actress Lily-Rose Depp.

Portman also currently stars as legendary former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the upcoming biopic Jackie, which is currently earning rave reviews at the festival.

This will be the second child for Portman and her husband, French choreographer Benjamin Millepied. The couple, who were married in 2012 in Big Sur, California, are already parents to 5-year-old son Aleph.

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Natalie Portman pregnant expecting second child
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The Star Wars alum — who met Millepied, 39, on the set of her 2009 thriller hit Black Swan recently penned a piece for The New York Times’ T Magazine, in which she describes her private life centered around her roles as both a wife and 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.

“[Parenthood] made me much calmer under stress, because there’s that weird parent thing you develop, that when things get really bad, your voice gets calm and your blood pressure slows, and you can make everything okay again.”

The actress and Harvard grad touched on the lessons she has learned along the way since welcoming her first child — specifically that “time goes exponentially fast as a parent.”

“I hate saying it, cause ugh, we hated it so much when people said it to us,” she added. “They always said it, and now we say it, and it’s awful, and we’re old. But it’s also true.”

Jen Juneau with reporting by Mary Green

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SAR on

Well, how better for her to keep her attention-hungry self in the bumpwatch-obsessed press during the thick of awards season, when she’s got a couple of Oscar-bait movies to flog? It worked for her last time; she conveniently got knocked up just in time for her Best Actress Oscar campaign for having her head digitally grafted onto her dance double’s body in “Black Swan.”

She’s is nothing if not canny in her pursuit of attention, while at the same time pretending she is far above all that.

GG on

I could have reported this last month from all the loose clothing

stefani on

SAR, wow. hateful much? ‘she conveniently got knocked up’ to stay in the spotlight? she’s never been one of those spotlight hungry hollywood types. how rude. I can’t even recall the last time i saw anything reported on her

Medi on

Congrats. Stunning woman and a great charismatic actress.

Twinsmom on

So I guess her 2nd child will be called: Bait

Chris Wright on

Given that her husband’s name is a homonym of ‘millipede’, I hope it won’t be 998 more times before Natalie sees what’s really going on here.

Jackie on

I find it hysterically funny that people in their 20 and 30’s think their old!!

guestie on

According to some sources she stepped out on her husband and got knocked by another guy, some director. It’z not OK

West on

I thought she looked like she was expecting . Very exciting news for her and her family . Congratulations .

ann on

old news…

Lala on

Some people on this board cannot seem to hide their jealousy of a gorgeous, strong woman who has a gorgeous hubby and a happy life.

GypsyRose on

Word on the street is the baby is not her husband’s. Whoops, there it is!

Anonymous on

Back at it again SAR? You really need to get over your deep seeded contempt over Natalie Portman. She doesn’t know you nor does she care what you think of her private, personal life. Really there hasn’t been much reported about her over the years and the second something comes up about her you’re the first to comment. Either you really like her and refuse to admit it or you need to consult a mental health professional. You’re coming off as a mentally deranged person.

Truth is on

As per Blind Gossip, shes is not preggers for her hubby but for some director dude….#saucy

Mr. Sunshine on

Gee people can’t you just celebrate another life and someone”s happiness. And, how do you guys know it’s another man’s baby? Simple conjecture from a gossip rag. I think not……

Jaja on

That would require her to have a first child with Benjamin Millepied, if rumors are to believed…

Vlada on

Venice film festival ?! It was the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) !!! Come on, get the facts straight otherwise it’s hard to take an articles credibility seriously.

Rhi on

Should have named the son Luke-

And the baby should be a girl named Leia

Pththtthtt why you gotta be this way, Natalie?