Natalie Portman thanks friends for support following Benjamin Millepied divorce

The American actress was married to French dancer and choreographer Benjamin, 47, in 2012 but their divorce was finalised earlier this year. On Sunday, Natalie celebrated her 43rd birthday by taking to social media to praise the friends who have stood by her side over the years. She shared a carousel of images of herself posing with a variety of friends in nightclubs, restaurants, and in the great outdoors, and wrote. "This year, on my birthday, I want to celebrate my gratitude for my friends who lift me up again and again."