Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied finalised their divorce after quietly separating last year (Exclusive).  

Natalie Portman quietly filed for divorce from her director/choreographer spouse of 11 years, Benjamin Millepied, eight months ago, and the couple is now formally split, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal. 

The actress, 42, filed for divorce in July, and it was finalised this month in France, where Portman and Millepied, 46, live with their children, son Aleph, 12, and daughter Amalia, 7.

Portman has found it difficult to navigate their under-the-radar split, which occurred after media allegations of Millepied's adulterous affair in May 2023.  

"It was initially really tough for her, but her friends rallied around her and helped her get through the worst of it," a friend of the pair tells PEOPLE.

"Natalie is coming out of a really tough and painful year but she's come out the other side of it stronger and is finding joy in her family, friends and work."  

The pair has been focused on helping their children adjust since the beginning, and they have been pictured as a family on multiple occasions throughout the previous year.  

"Her biggest priority has been ensuring a smooth transition for her children," a source close to the matter adds  

"She and Ben both adore their children and are equally committed to being the greatest coparents they can be. "There is nothing more important."  

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