Natalie Portman, the pregnant Oscar winning star of “Black Swan” has developed a fear of germs and is so desperate to ensure the health of her unborn baby that she carries hand sanitizer with her wherever she goes.
Portman, who is expecting her first child with fiancé, Benjamin Millepied, this summer, is doing all she can to avoid catching any unwanted bugs in the run-up to the birth of her baby. That is perhaps understandable, but friends say Portman’s fear may be a little out of hand. One anonymous source said,
“She’s become a bit of a germaphobe. She carries hand sanitizer everywhere she goes and doesn’t like to shake hands or stand to close to people.”
The 29-year-old actress’ fiancé is right behind her, backing her up over whatever makes her happy. The pair met on the “Black Swan” set, Ben choreographed.
Natalie is not the only star to become a “germaphobe” after falling pregnant, but is it healthy? Soon after giving birth to twins Max and Emme in 2008, Jennifer Lopez had hand sanitizer dispensers installed for people to use before they entered the babies’ nursery. As tots, people meeting the twins were required to wear surgical masks. If she went that far, how paranoid must she have been about taking the babies out in public? Gwyneth Paltrow also had people use anti-bacterial hand wash before touching her children when they were small.
What do you make of all this? Understandably concerned parents? Paranoid people? Or just Hollywood stars wielding power over others because they can?