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Rumors of a secret wedding between Natalie Portman and fiancé Benjamin Millepied are flying after the couple was spotted on the red carpet at the Academy Awards Sunday, wearing matching silver bands on their wedding fingers.
Portman wore her silver band in front of her engagement ring while her Black Swan choreographer Millepied wore his on his left hand alone.
Israeli-born Portman is well known for keeping her private life private, so a marriage totally under the radar would not be completely out of the question. When the star was pregnant with 7-month-old son Aleph - named after the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the actress said she was looking forward to keeping a low profile.
"I hope I'll get to lie in bed and eat popcorn and TV for the rest of it," she told People at the time. "Not always be out in public looking like a whale."
Portman was heavily pregnant at last year's Academy Awards and feeling the pressure of being in the running for Best Actress, though this year the actress appeared care free and content in her red polka dot dress.
The couple announced their engagement in Dec. 2010, after the ballet dancer and choreographer met Portman on the set of Black Swan. In typical Portman fashion the couple was trying to keep their relationship out of the spotlight. "It's ... everybody's asking us," Millepied told Details magazine. "We just want to keep things to ourselves."
When they first got together in Jan. 2010, it was rumored that Millepied was still living with his ballerina girlfriend Isabelle Boylston, and the New York Post insinuated Portman was a home wrecker for interfering.
Even though the two have been stalked by paparazzi they have managed to stay out of the headlines, keeping fans guessing about the details of their private life.