“I Absolutely Should've Acted More Responsibly”: Moby Publicly Apologized To Natalie Portman

May 29, 2019 13:24

Close relationships between celebrities are hardly rare. Creative people are drawn to one other. Some beautiful couples find a happiness that lasts for decades, others part after a short time. And sometimes, the bond appears to be nothing more than one of the partner's imagination.

It's hard to imagine, but this is what seems to have been the case with Moby and Natalie Portman.

The actress has been happily married for many years to Benjamin Millepied, with whom she is raising 2 children. So, no one expected the rumors about her alleged romance with Moby.

Like many famous people, the singer has published his memoirs. The book Then It Fell Apart was released in 2019 and instantly sparked contradictions. The author was quite frank about how he tried to build a relationship with Natalie around 20 years ago. In those days he was 33, she was about 20. According to the musician, they met at one of his concerts in the early 2000s, and the young girl was desperately flirting with him.

Moby told his fans that he was trying to be a good guy with Portman for several weeks. However, at that time, he wasn’t ready for a serious relationship and was thinking of a way to end it. According to the author, he was relieved when Natalie told him that she’d met someone else.

Soon after the book came out, Portman shared in an interview with Harper’s BAZAAR that the romantic involvement might not have existed in the first place. The actress disproved several statements from the book: she just turned 18 when they met, she had no illusions about Moby, and she even found his interest to a teenage girl “creepy.” Portman also assumed that this story was included in the book to boost sales.

Moby's reaction was immediate. He publicly apologized to his old acquaintance for not having asked her permission for publishing such delicate information.

Also I accept that given the dynamic of our almost 14 year age difference I absolutely should've acted more responsibly and respectfully when Natalie and I first met almost 20 years ago.

Well, Moby acted like any decent person who made a mistake: he admitted he was wrong and issued a public apology. But most likely, Natalie won’t be too eager to have dinner with the musician anytime soon.

What do you think about this?