Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied Photo by AP
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Benjamin Millepied, French dancer and choreographer married to Oscar-winning Jerusalem-born actress Natalie Portman, announced he will convert to Judaism.

The couple is currently in Israel with their two and a half year old son Aleph, as Portman does casting for her first movie as director, an adaption of Israeli author Amos Oz's "A Tale of Love and Darkness."

In an interview with Yedioth Aharonoth Wednesday, the couple said they will be here till the end of March, and Millepied, who said he already "fell in love with the country," is looking forward to getting to know Portman's family and the country better. This is only his second time in the country.

He told the paper he is in the middle of the conversion process and looks forward to becoming Jewish.

The two married in a small Jewish ceremony last year in California. They met on the set of the movie Black Swan, where Portman played a self-mutilating ballerina and Millepied was a choreographer and actor.