Having always tried to maintain a clear separation between her professional and private life, fans haven't actually been all that privy to her dating life. Many rumors have swirled around ever since her breakout role in The Professional when she played the year-old apprentice Mathilda to a NYC hitman, but she has always either strayed away from the public eye or denied even in the face of proof.
Even simpler, she has simply never commented on some of her past relationships. As hard as she may try to distance herself from some of her past boyfriends, nothing can ever be erased from the internet. She may have friend zoned him, but their chemistry is evident in every picture taken of the pair and all the tabloids unanimously proclaim that the two dated in I've had enormous crushes, although I've never been into the Brad Pitt thing.
A major detail that stands out is that she would have been just 17 years old, while he would have been According to an insider that confided to Star Magazine in When they saw me, they were startled and quickly composed themselves.
Unfortunately, nothing ever came of it. The consensus of when exactly they may have dated is unclear. Although MTV reports it was sometime after the first movie, other tabloids report it was after the second one.
One thing is for certain: Whereas stars might sometimes release a statement to shut down rumors, neither Portman, nor Christensen ever denied or gave in to the rumors. She would have just turned 20 at the time and he would have been 36 years old, which would have verged on a two-decade age gap.
Whatever they had was brief though. According to PopSugar, he later talked about their relationship, saying: Back in when Portman's highly explicit rap was featured on Saturday Night Live, fans couldn't pick up their jaws off the floor fast enough as no one expected the usually quiet and modest Portman to bust out with some heavy verses.
Talking to Us Weekly at the time, Samberg said: She loves filthy rap. Most tabloids agree that they must have had a relationship of some kind.
He isn't that much older than her, but he is clearly he type. She appears to have had a bit of a mid's crisis as not only did her relationship with Garcia end, but she is then also rumored to have hooked up with Andy Samberg, as well as Jake Gyllenhaal.
We know for a fact that Jake and Natalie did have a fling though. Albeit short, E Online has reported that they dated for a brief time. Although they would have undoubtedly made an amazing Hollywood power couple, the relationship didn't work out for reasons that they never revealed, but it may very well have been to scheduling difficulties, which typically happens to A-list actors.
On the bright side, they have remained friends for over a decade already, even with Gyllenhaal recently poking fun at Portman while presenting her with the Desert Palm Achievement Award: Unlike some of her other relationships, there are quite a few telling pictures of this one, so it definitely did happen.
Even by the end of their relationship, a source had told the Sun that the couple had been quite handsy at a bar: They were all over each other all night. They did not care who saw, they had eyes only for themselves. However, just two years later, he met actress Dolores Fonzi and in , their son was born.
Given that Bernal is just a couple of years older than Portman, it's possible that they simply weren't in the same mind-frame yet. It would seem that he might have been ready for a more serious relationship, while she may not have been, which would coincide with the reason for which her relationship with Banhart didn't work out more on that later.