On the red carpet at the 2012 Academy Awards, Natalie Portman seemed to be wearing more bling on her engagement finger, which led to much talk about how she and fiancé Benjamin Millepied had probably gotten married in secret.The rumor mill went into overdrive when eagle-eyed celebrity watchers noticed that he too was wearing what looked like a wedding band on the ring finger of his left hand.
As it turns out, the two are actually married, as jeweler Jamie Wolf confirms for People magazine.
She also says that this was just another occasion for the couple to make a statement about the need to be environmentally friendly, even with such an important thing as a wedding band.
Both baubles are eco-friendly, Wolf reveals in a short press release to People.
“Wolf created two diamond rings for Portman, made to fit on either side of her engagement ring, and a platinum band for Millepied,” the magazine writes, citing the jeweler.
“Both baubles are eco-friendly, made with recycled metals and conflict-free diamonds,” adds People.
Fans must know that Natalie's engagement ring was also created with the same attention to the environment.
Benjamin himself designed it and, with help from Wolf, got to see it become real.
“Ben was exceptionally thoughtful and dedicated and patient to make sure we had everything right,” Wolf said in an interview after Portman had already stepped out in public with the ring.
“We wanted everything about the ring to speak to things that are important to Natalie,” she added.
As such, the ring was made of recycled platinum and featured only conflict-free diamonds: a large, antique one surrounded by smaller diamonds, all of them certified as conflict-free.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied met and started dating while working on the Oscar-winning film “Black Swan.” They have a son together, Aleph, born in 2011.