The Oscar-winning actress’ rep has confirmed to PEOPLE that Portman, 35, and Benjamin Millepied, her husband have welcomed their second child together.
Her rep said: “Natalie Portman and her husband Benjamin Millepied welcomed a baby girl, Amalia Millepied, on Feb. 22nd. Mother and baby are happy and healthy.”
Portman and French choreographer Millepied, 39, were married in 2012 in Big Sur, California. They are parents to son Aleph, 5.
Skipping the Oscars:
While promoting her movies “Planetarium” and “Jackie” in September at the Venice Film Festival, the star showed off her baby bump.
“Jakie”, which shows the former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis directly following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, has earned Portman Best Actress nominations. During the awards season, she was able to attend the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards, but she had to skip the Academy Awards ceremony due to her delivery.
Portman walked the 2016 Gotham Awards red carpet in New York City last November. She wore a graceful knee-length beaded frock by Rodarte that showed her growing baby bump stylishly and delicately.
During the 30th Israel Film Festival Anniversary Gala Awards in mid-November, the mega star told PEOPLE that she’s feeling great.
Keeping her private life private:
Portman met Millepied in 2010 on the set of her critically acclaimed hit thriller movie “Black Swan”. The star has been notoriously private about her family life, however in 2016 she opened up to The New York Times’ T Magazine about motherhood and how it changed her:
“[Motherhood] made me much calmer under stress, because there’s that weird parent thing you develop, that when things get really bad, your voice gets calm and your blood pressure slows, and you can make everything okay again,” she wrote at the time.
Portman also addressed how time unexpectedly speeds up when becoming a parent: “I hate saying it, cause ugh, we hated it so much when people said it to us. They always said it, and now we say it, and it’s awful, and we’re old. But it’s also true.”