She did bring her husband and son along for the cinematic ride Israel, but her directorial debut kept Natalie Portman extremely busy for about six weeks in the streets of the Nahlaot neighborhood in Jerusalem. Shooting the scenes for "A Tale of Love and Darkness " in the conservative area  of the capital, Natalie's husband Benjamin Millepied  and son Aleph were based a little far away in Tel Aviv.
Everything is still clearly ok in paradise between the starlet and her recently converted spouse , despite their hectic careers, because they have since jetted out of Jerusalem and made their way to Venice for a little dose of amore, according to Daily Mail Online .
This is the second time the two have been bit by the Italy love bug. They were also seen in Venice about a year ago with their little one in tow, but this year a little time alone was in the playbook. Arm-in-arm they walked the streets before taking a boat ride to view the "City of Love" sites.
With Benjamin accepting the position as director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet, causing Natalie to swing between the US and France, this small vacay might be just what the love doctor ordered.