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Natalie Portman marries Benjamin Millepied in a starlit ceremony at Big Sur

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Natalie Portman married Benjamin Millepied in a nighttime ceremony at Big Sur.

Natalie Portman wed the father of her child in the grounds of a private home in the dramatic cliffside California coastal town of Big Sur.

The two exchanged vows in a Jewish ceremony under a chuppah at 8:00 p.m., according to Us Weekly.

Running alongside the Pacific Coast Highway, Big Sur, famous for its links to the Beat poets, is a sparsely populated town where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise dramatically from the Pacific Ocean.

Natalie Portman married Benjamin Millepied in a nighttime ceremony at Big Sur

Natalie Portman married Benjamin Millepied in a nighttime ceremony at Big Sur

Earlier this year a friend told America’s In Touch magazine: “It’s one of Natalie’s favourite places – whenever she needs a break from LA she goes there.”

Just 60 guests were invited to the ceremony as the couple wanted the event to be as laid-back as possible.

The friend added: “This wedding is for their closest friends and family. It will be a very relaxed affair. They’re not sending out invites. Natalie may not even buy a new dress!”

Natalie Portman, 31, met choreographer Benjamin Millepied, 35, on the set of Black Swan in 2009 and they got engaged in December 2010.

When Natalie Portman won the Best Actress Oscar for the film, she paid tribute to Benjamin Millepied, calling him her “beautiful love” and thanked him for giving her the “most important role of my life”.

Natalie Portman gave birth to their son Aleph in June 2011 and at this year’s Academy Awards there was speculation they had already tied the knot as they both wore bands on their wedding ring fingers.