Natalie Portman's husband Benjamin Millepied reveals he is converting to Judaism for her

They married in a private Jewish ceremony in 2012.

And now Natalie Portman’s husband has revealed his plans to take the next step and become a Jew.

Benjamin Millepied is currently living with his wife in her native Israel, where she is filming her directorial debut.

And he told newspaper Yedioth Aharonot that he is already in the process of converting to Judaism after ‘falling in love with this country.’

The French dancer and choreographer said that becoming Jewish, just like his stunning actress wife, is ‘very important’ to him.

The happy couple and bouncing baby Aleph will be staying in Israel until March while Natalie directs an adaptation of Amos Oz novel A Tale of Love and Darkness.

The family usually reside in Paris, France but have called Israel a ‘great escape’.

They are currently in Tel Aviv, where Benjamin says he has been enjoying the fantastic restaurants.

While the 36-year-old claims Tel Aviv is his favourite city in Israel, he admits he could be swayed when he and Natalie, 32, move onto Jerusalem soon to continue filming.

‘It is the eternal dilemma between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem,’ Benjamin admitted. ‘At this point, Tel Aviv because of the nightlife and architecture, but maybe I'll change my mind.’

Meanwhile the couple, whose son is 19 months old, denied rumours that they are expecting a second child.

Natalie and Benjamin started dating in 2009 after meeting on set of Black Swan, which she starred in while he acted as choreographer.

Natalie then announced that she was pregnant and engaged in December 2010, and the couple married in Big Sur, California in August 2012.