Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied may have secretly tied the knot as the two were wearing what appeared to be wedding bands on their ring fingers at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday.
Jamie Wolf, a jeweler and friend of professional ballet dancer Millepied, released a statement that she designed the couple’s rings but does not state that they are in fact, wedding rings.
“We did make the rings [they're] wearing, but we do not know the significance behind them,” the rep who works exclusively with Wolf said to RumorFix.
“All the articles online are blown up. There is no truth behind the confirmation. [Natalie Portman] never mentioned anything, we know nothing of the sort, she absolutely never mentioned what the significance of the rings are.”
But People (among other online outlets) have said Wolf released a statement and is using the term “wedding rings,” – attributing that phrase to the designer, although not quoting an entire sentence from the designer using that term.
What we do get is how the rings are made of recycled platinum and certified conflict-free diamonds, which speak to the social-conscience of vegan Portman.
“We wanted everything about the ring to speak to things that are important to Natalie,” Wolf told the magazine.
But E!Online seems to have cleared up how the assumption came about.
“I designed the rings worn by Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman,” she told E! News. “The style of the rings by definition are wedding rings. However, we cannot confirm a marriage between Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied.
“I can neither confirm nor deny the marriage of Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied, as that is not information I am privy to. I designed rings for the couple and cannot attatch meaning to those items.”
E! also reveals no marriage license for the couple has been found as of yet.
Reps for Portman are not commenting.
Portman, 30, and Millepied, 34, met on the film set of Black Swan. Natalie went on to win the Best Actress Oscar at the 2011 ceremony.
The couple announced their engagement in December of 2010 and she delivered their first child; a son, Aleph, in June of 2011.
Below are a couple of close-ups of the rings the two are sporting.
[images: Adriana M. Barraza/Brian To/WENN]
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