Natalie Portman fuels baby rumors in white gown at Venice Film Festival

Actress sparks pregnancy rumors as she hits red carpet at Venice Film Festival sporting bump

Actress Natalie Portman sparked baby rumors when she was photographed sporting what looked very much like a baby bump this week.

The 35-year-old set tongues wagging when she appeared on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday.

Drawing attention to what appears to be a blossoming bump, the Oscar-winning actress wore a stunning white clinging gown at the Planetarium premier.

Natalie is already the proud parent to son Aleph, who she welcomed in 2011 with Benjamin – her husband of two years, who she met whilst filming Black Swan in 2009.

And at the premiere she certainly seemed in high spirits as she posed for snaps alongside Lily Rose Depp whilst radiating with a healthy glow.

Clinging to her figure, the floor length gown was off the shoulder in design, whilst a train that billowed behind her gave the dress an almost bridal feel.

It was in 2012, Natalie and Benjamin tied the knot in an intimate Jewish ceremony.

Despite seeming to live a glamorous life, Natalie recently revealed she was very down to earth as she described herself to Modern Luxury magazine as just a ‘harried working mom’.

The V for Vendetta star relocated her family to France in 2014 after Benjamin was made the Paris Opera Ballet’s director of dance, but admitted she had struggled to adjust to the culture change.

The Israeli born star who was raised in Los Angeles moved back to the States earlier this year and said on Jimmy Kimmel Live: ‘Everyone smiles a lot here. It’s so nice.

‘They’re more cool in France. I didn’t realize I got used to it until I got here and I was so surprised.’

Whilst Natalie keeps tight-lipped about her private life, she previously told The Telegraph that she ‘loves being a mum,’ and added that becoming a parent had made her more accepting of people around her.

She explained: I’m less judgmental than before I had a kid. The biggest thing I’ve learnt is that parenting is a totally different experience for every person.

‘Everything is cool, there are no rules – I mean, apart from not hurting your kid.

‘Some people breast-feed until their babies are five, and some don’t breast-feed at all.

‘There are no rules about what it means to be a feminist, or a good mother. For some it’s going to be right to go back to work, for others it’s going to be right to stop working completely.’

Natalie has been in Venice preparing for the launch of Planetarium, which sees her star alongside Lily-Rose and Emmanuel Salinger.

The film follows the journey of two sisters who are believed to possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts.

During their travels they cross paths with a visionary French producer while performing in Paris.

Nancy Brown
Associate Editor