In Touch has learned that Natalie Portman’s husband, Benjamin Millepied, isn’t thrilled that his wife will be co-starring in the upcoming film Jane Got a Gun, with her ex boyfriend, Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro. When Benjamin, 35, found out that it was Natalie, 31, who suggested Rodrigo for the role (she’s also a producer on the film), he was “livid,” an insider close to the couple tells In Touch.
The couple who met on the set of Black Swan and married in August, “have been fighting for the past week about it.” According to the insider, “things have been very tense for them this year and this took Benjamin for a very big surprise.”
Now that they are set to be co-stars for the film, which starts shooting in the spring, “Natalie and Rodrigo are going to be in close quarters and spending a lot of time together.”
Natalie and Rodrigo began dating in February 2009 and the romance lasted a few months.
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