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Natalie Portman's Fiancé Dances Into His Advertising Debut

07/19/2011 at 03:00 PM ET

Benjamin Millepied YSL
Courtesy Yves Saint Laurent

Dancing freely over New York City, Natalie Portman‘s fiancé (and new dad) Benjamin Millepied faces the camera in his first-ever ad for Yves Saint Laurent’s newest men’s fragrance, L’Homme Libre. Billed as a scent that walks the line between “freedom and fate,” according to WWD, the fragrance is the third in a trilogy of L’Homme colognes, which also includes L’Homme and La Nuit de L’Homme. Libre, a woody scent featuring notes of basil, violet leaves, pink pepper and nutmeg, will retail for $43 to $75 when it hits shelves this fall. To coincide with the launch, Millepied, principal dancer for the New York City Ballet, also stars in a commercial for the fragrance, in which he dances through Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood. Shot in May, the spot will begin airing in the United States this October. He isn’t the first person in Portman’s circle to be featured in an YSL ad: Vincent Cassel, who costarred in Black Swan, appeared in the commercial for La Nuit, which coincidentally, was shot by Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky. Tell us: What do you think of Millepied’s ad?

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Natalie Portman’s Fiancé Makes His Advertising Debut | LY.ON on

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Tamarat on

Why? Because he’s with Natalie Portman and no other reason. Way to capitalize on your girlfriend’s fame.

LW on

Actually Tamarat, in the world of ballet he’s a really big deal.

Dawni Laughter on

Thats ku.

Tamarat on

Exactly. In the world of ballet. And that’s such a huge segment of the market that appreciates that. He’s a much bigger deal now, isn’t he? And that’s why he got this gig. Fact.

Tamarat on

Even the headline here acknowledges him as “Natalie Portman’s Fiance.” Why else would anyone care about this news?

Laura on

Give the guy a break. It’s going to be hard enough living in Natalie’s shadow. Not every star’s spouse/fiance gets asked to do commercials. He is a beautiful dancer in his own right and he did a nice job in the commercial.

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