Alef, like the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, not Alf, like the friendly alien on the eponymous American television show. Actress Natalie Portman's first-born son with fiance Benjamin Millepied was given the name Alef, the Israeli television show "Good Evening with Guy Pines" reported on Wednesday.
The happy parents have yet to confirm their sons birth or name after People magazine was the first to report the event. The birth took place about a week ago and was kept secret until Wednesday, Pines' program reported. For Portman, 30, who was born in Jerusalem, the birth was the high point of a year marked by great personal and professional success.
Portman won a best-actress Oscar in February for her portrayal of an obsessive and mentally unstable ballet dancer in the film "Black Swan." The film required the already-skinny Portman to drop pounds as well as undergo exhaustive ballet training. Despite the physical pain and other acting challenges, Portman and the film's choreographer Millepied fell in love and became a couple.
Portman's pregnant belly made its first appearance on the red carpet at this year's Oscars, where she nabbed one of the coveted statuettes.