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With her stunning turn in Black Swan, Natalie Portman is already dominating awards show season. She's received universal praise for her dramatic role, as well as multiple award nominations. Plus, the actress recently announced her surprise pregnancy and engagement to Benjamin Millepied. There's no doubt about -- Portman is on top of the world.
So, it's only fitting that she be brought back down to earth with a little teasing from an ex-boyfriend. The mom-to-be, 29, snagged the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Jan. 7, and Jake Gyllenhaal (whom she dated briefly in 2006) was on hand to offer up some playful razzing.
"She's a vegan, which makes it really frustrating when you're picking a place to eat," Gyllenhaal said with a laugh. "She's also recently announced that she's going to be a mom, and her child will probably need therapy after seeing Black Swan."
But, of course, Gyllenhaal also had plenty of nice things to say about the actress.
"Natalie is the Audrey Hepburn of our generation," the actor said. "She is elegant, graceful, has amazing eyebrows...is talented, really short, funny, smart, dedicated, incredibly kind."
And when Portman took the stage to accept the award, she also had plenty of nice things to say -- about her fiance!
French choreographer Millepied, 33, (who danced alongside Portman in Black Swan) watched lovingly from the audience as his wife-to-be got emotional. Portman teared up as she thanked her fiance who "partnered me in the movie and who now partners me in life."
With all the success and personal happiness coming her way -- not to mention a hot ex-boyfriend singing her praises! -- Portman certainly has a lot to smile about.
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