Saturday, March 5, 2011

Natalie PortmanNATALIE Portman has been criticized for being pregnant before being married.

Former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee claims the 29-year-old actress — who is expecting her and her fiance Benjamin Millepied’s first child together — is giving a “distorted” image of parenthood because she can afford to look after a child on her own, while many other American single mothers could not do the same.

“One of the things that’s troubling is that people see a Natalie Portman or some other Hollywood starlet who boasts of, ‘Hey look, you know, we’re having children, we’re not married, but we’re having these children,’ and they’re doing just fine,” Mike said.

“But there aren’t really a lot of single moms out there who are making millions of dollars every year for being in a movie. And I think it gives a distorted image that yes, not everybody hires nannies, and caretakers, and nurses. Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death and never have health care.”

Natalie ––who picked up an Oscar for her portrayal of psychologically troubled ballet dancer Nina Sayers in Black Swan last weekend – is believed to be expecting a boy.

“They’ve only told a very small group of family members and friends that they’re expecting a son. They are so excited. Benjamin cannot wait to be a father,” a source said.


  • Jill

    it’s funny, Ben can’t wait to be a dad, but not a husband apparently…….:)

    • Sabrina

      Agreed! Jill- He should “want” to be commited to her before being a father. Two kind of go hand in hand.

  • frankielove

    i think that he is wrong about a woman how think of having kid’s that is her and his decion to do so not a men how decion to run for the White House for the President

    • Merri B

      Oh so true. “People” like Mr. Huckabee don’t deserve the courtesy of a response. He’s an ass on his best day.

  • Steve

    Who the hell is that guy to tell Natalie anything. Too bad we’re all not like Mike Suckabee. Hey, Huckabee, f—you, you insensitive tard f’er. Natalie Portman is a saint!!!

    • Dee Z. Nuts

      Angry much Steve?

    • http://Yahoo Deborah

      I have been a Labor and Delivery Nurse for years. My patients are predominately 16-19 years old and 90% are on Medicaid in a 99% Caucausion area in a wealthy Lake area. They have the latest music or television and movies on 24/7. They mimic everything about the Hollywood culture from mannerisms to styles. They are just children, frustrated that they couldn’t live the same lfestyle, and now have a huge responsibility that they do not have the income or the maturity to afford. So guess who pays? That’s right, We do America-in every way possible. So,why don’t we all be a little more responsible? Huckabee is right. Who fights for the baby? What does he/she deserve?


    Huckabee, must be picking on Ms. Portman, when he should
    have been talking about Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol
    The Religious Conservative Republicans paraded her and her
    boyfriend across the republican stage in 2008, praising her
    for such a wonderful choice to have her child. Bristol was
    17 in school. Ms Portman is 29, made a place for herself in the world, and it’s her first child

    Bristol Palin has made a living off of her mother’s name.
    No one would have hired her for anything if her mother had
    not been put in the public eye in 2008……..

    Ms. Portman on the other hand worked hard and did it on her own…….

    • Sabrina


      I disagree though that people paraded Bristol Palin. I think the media slammed the Palin family, and in fact condemed them for an unwed teenage pregnancy. THey took alot of heat and flak for that.
      The point is even at age 19, 29, or 42. There are millions of unwed single mothers that cannot afford to raise a child as she can on her own because of her success as an actress. Children that are born into those situations often lack proper parenting and support.

      • Merri B

        Often, but not always. Besides, Natalie Portman is not “sending a message.” All she did was announce her pregnancy. Even married actresses with children don’t say it’s easy, so it’s extremely unlikely that Ms. Portman got pregnant and decided, “gee, I’m going to send a message that having and raising a child is easy.” In fact, I have heard NO mother, married or not, rich or poor, say it’s “easy.” So what if there are a lot of single women that cannot afford to raise a child as she can. What’s new about that?? That’s been the situation since the beginning of time. The fact that she CAN afford a child is a reason for jealousy, NOT criticism. Every woman on the face of the earth KNOWS if she can afford to have a child BEFORE she gets pregnant. Those who can’t shouldn’t – period.

    • Not Opinionated

      WHY WHY WHY are women condemned for getting pregnant?? As if a piece of paper makes everything right. DOUBLE STANDARD – DOUBLE ASSHOLE!

      I was anunmarried female, put myself thru college, own my own house and am a well off tax paying citizen.

      If the ignorant people wanna make the world a better place, fund abortion, give free college to females and license ALL parents.

      Isnt this a free country?

      • Jessica

        I completely agree with you Shirley.

      • Dee Z. Nuts

        It is a free country, that does not mean EVERYTHING is free and should be handed out. You of all people should know the value of working hard for something.

  • Elizabeth

    First, I am pretty sure Natalie Portman is NOT the only unmarried pregnant woman in Hollywood at the moment (i.e. Kate Hudson)… and she IS engaged to be married. I do not understand why she, of all the other pathetically unproductive celebrities in the headlines, is being targeted. Politicians have a great deal more to concern themselves with at the moment besides which celebrities are not living up to their standards of living. Second, if anyone is sending unrealistic messages of motherhood to young girls it would be shows like MTV’s Teen Mom. According to what is sene there, getting pregnant at 16 is a form of entertainment followed by a TV show and salary higher than those earned by today’s college graduates. Get real Mr. Huckabee.

    • I’m Just Saying….

      I totally agree with several of you, but Elizabeth I just saw your comment and had to respond. Kate Hudson has been promiscuous for years now, jumping from one relationship to another. It is only now that she is has gotten pregnant. No one is saying anything derogatory about her and her choice to have relationships back to back. Natalie, from what we know through the entertainment media, has not had many relationships. She has not been seen with men constantly. Now she made a choice to have a child. Yes, both women are adults and they can make their own decisions. Whether you are in a marriage, committed relationship or single there is no guarantee that you can afford to have a child and none saying that you can’t. When it came out that Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol was pregnant, yes there was backlash but within the same breath it seemed they embraced the Palin situation. Saying great things about how the family was handling it and doing a great job and how supportive and loving they were being. Bristol is only being accepted because of her mother’s political rank. She can afford things and get places not because of her own merit, but because of her mom. Look at those shows, “Sixteen and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom”, those stories show the plight of all moms, regardless of age. Maci is an exceptional person, whom I respect because of how mature she is. When I see how she works and handles things.

      Fair is fair. If you have a problem with one side, (Natalie Portman case), have a problem with the other (Bristol Palin and Kate Hudson, as well as others). Treat everyone the same. Give support and make programs available for parents of all kinds, instead of trying to cut them.

      There is so much to say on this subject. It is not one-sided and much can be argued. Wish Natalie luck and congrats!

  • Toots

    Mike Huckabee should keep his stupid mouth shut..I had 4 children all after marriage by the same father who I have been married to for 40 years and I could care less about her marriage status…She’s darling, talented, supports herself..he should tend to his own damn business….what an idiot…I won’t vote for him as dog catcher.

    • Merri B

      Ditto, Toots.

  • Minna

    Someone needs to tell this guy that this is AMERICA where we have the freedom to make our own decisions. It would be different if she were 17, but she is a grown woman. If she wants to have a baby then oh well. It’s not our job to judge people…that’s God’s.

  • Robin

    Wow, really? This is why I’m ashamed to say that I’m from Arkansas.

    Grow some balls, Huckabee. Some single mothers don’t have a choice.

    Not to mention having a baby before being married is NOT wrong.

  • Mike

    I don’t see him saying anything about Bristol Palin.

    • I Agree

      At least she’s an adult, not an unemployed teenager still living with her parents. Strange he sees fit to criticize Natalie, but says nothing about Bristol the Pistol Palin, could it be because of her mother?

      Bristol is the one he should be talking about since she feels the need to go around charging money for her opinions on teenage pregnancy.

      Only when he calls Bristol out will I listen to anything he has to say.

      Hey Mike, talk about Bristol, lack of marriage and refusing to allow the father access to his child.

  • ch

    If “Most single moms are very poor, uneducated, can’t get a job, and if it weren’t for government assistance, their kids would be starving to death and never have health care,” then they should not have gotten a job in the first place. No matter what ones’ background, you can change your lifestyle. If you are poor, you should not have a child until you are financially capable of doing so. If you are uneducated, I believe that you can still be a mother but in todays society, you are given the idea that you will not get a good job without being educated.

    If you do not already know this as I know it at 18, then I would advise to not be a mother just yet.

    • I’m Just Saying….

      I AGREE!

  • http://yahoo stacey

    Mike Hucksuckabe is a sactamouse ass wipe this man has to be kidding it’s 2011 not 1811. Portman is a grown woman she can do what ever the hell she wants to do. This man needs to get his head out of his ass and get a life. I don’t see him talking about that bitch Palin’s little on the wrong side of the blanket kid. The man needs to sit down and shut the HELL UP!

  • Aria

    hes so wrong, a lot of single mothers are divorced and educated, they may not be rich but that is because they have a lot of bills and often an ex husband who refuses to pay child support. he thinks all single moms live in the ghetto and had their kids as teenagers. this is simply not true. these divorce rates are so high and a lot more people are educated today its not what he thinks.

  • peaceman

    Stupid story seeking to create division. His point was not personal attack on Portman but she and others rich starlets… and lets not forget Those whom impregnate them. In some ways his point is simply that this justifies those whom will place themselves behind the 8 ball of life due to early pregnancy. This impacts both the fathers and mothers future options and potential.

    Bristol Palin is an example of a person whom did use birth control or did not plan accordingly and from what I understand was an unplanned pregnancy.

    Was Natalie Portmans pregnancy unplanned as well?. I give Ms. Portman more credit and responsibility than Bristol Palin. Regardless of any criticism she can do what she wants because she can afford it.

  • Steph

    It sounds like the women he is describing are from ghettos or are underaged mothers…because the average single mom is not poor, maybe about middle-class, but able to care for her kids. It’s like saying we shouldn’t have families at all because most people aren’t making millions. If you can provide for your child on your own, it doesn’t matter what class you are. Besides, who says she’s a single mom? Not being married doesn’t mean you’re single. A single mom can be a widow, divorcee, or even a wife of a deployed man as I am so often…so his argument is just idiotic. A few of the most successful friends and family members I have are from single mothers, actually…in fact those who had both parents are much less successful and more average to below average in intelligence than those kids who were raised by a mother alone. So stuff it Huckabee and make way for Ron Paul. I thought he was going to bring religion into it, not blatant sexism. That’s too bad.

  • Robert

    Someone please tell me how Ms. Portman’s decision as to how to raise her child how she see thinks is ok is anyone’s, especially Mr. Huckabee’s business. I think she’s doing the right thing by realizing that the traditional ideal is not right for her. Not the end of the world to make your own personal choice.

  • angelina

    Who cares what He thinks, Of cause He said nothing when dummy Britol Palin got pregant at the age of 16, but that’s typical Republican do as we say, but don’t do what we do, because we could do no wrong Bunch of Hypocrites that they are.

  • michele blackwell

    huckabee is the uneducated one. Single parents (mom or dad) make up a big percentage of the voting population and if this a##hole has any hope of getting anyone to vote for him he is sorely mistaken. I raised my kids on my own, put myself through nursing school. Good luck to Natalie Portman and congratulations on your impending birth.

  • http://yahoo Moe Moreno

    Everybody in this country has an opinion,unfortunately for Mr Huckabee, he has gone and chosen Americas current sweetheart to attack publicy.Does he ever plan on winning any elections in the future or has he decided to drop out of politics?
    Now, i am catholic and try to uphold the laws God has put before us..
    and i fall short every day!
    Mr Hucabee, take the beam out of yuor eye first.Are you without sin? I only know of one person in the history of man with the right to make this claim.
    Ms Portman has for as long as i can remember has made much better choices than her peers, she has an ivy leauge education,as far as i know she has never been arrested for drinking or drugging. she is a posstive role model for the youth of the world as far as i am concerned.

  • Ivana

    Women get pregnant. You wouldn’t be here if they didn’t. I’d put her kid up to yours any day.

  • Georgia

    Sorry, but Mike Huckabee is right. Natalie Portman and other celebrities are role models. They shouldn’t be glamorizing being unwed mothers. As for not mentioning Bristol Palin, I think plenty has been said regarding her teenage pregnancy. She has been actively promoting abstinence and/or birth control for teens.

  • Lyle

    Huckabee is just another politician that is using Ms. Portman to get publicity and his name in the paper for free, or another bible thumping hypocrite. He should keep his comments to himself.

  • Fariborz

    it is normal in USA

  • gabby

    natalie portman rocks

  • Mavvy

    Natalie Portman is the coolest and best actress of our generation. Mike Huck-a-do-do is an idiot!

  • REAT76

    If American women can’t figure out that it is a lot harder as a single mother than for a multi-million dollar actress, then God help us.

  • phoebe1621

    That fucking son-of-a-bitch! What business of his is it? Its not like she a random Jersey Shore hooker! This is Natalie Portman!! She is smart (Hello, she went to Harvard), beautiful, and she really is a special actress. She is not some slut hussy that just got pregnant to get the publics attention! She is happy about it and she has a soon to be husband! So fun you Huckabee! Get a life!

  • sylvia

    Why are people saying you HAVE to be married before having a baby, that being an unwed mother is bad. NOT everyone is religious! What is marriage? a religious ceremony! just because you think it’s only right to be married before having a baby, doesn’t mean it is the right way to do things. She has a loving spouse by her side, who seems to be a very willing father-to-be. THAT my friends is a very good role model. married or not…

  • sylvia

    oh and by the way. I have a beautiful little girl and another baby on the way. Am I married? nope. Will I get married? Yes eventually, When my fiance and I decide to, we will not do it just because we have kids but out of love for each other and we are actively planning the day of our wedding, but just because we are not married doesn’t make me a single mom. my little girl’s father is actively in her life and mine, we live together and are not in a big rush for a piece of paper that shows “yup you’re together alright” We are waiting for the perfect day when my daughter is old enough to be in the ceremony.

  • Josh

    Huckabee did not attack Portman. He used her recent fame as an example. And he is right, most single mothers never really enjoy motherhood because they struggle their whole lives. Isn’t it better to not admonish single mothers but to also not glorify?

  • jeff

    I agree with mike huckabee. People can make all the excuses for her that they want to. I like Portman,she is a great actress. But i believe that a child should be the product of a man and woman who are married. She is living a lifestyle where she can afford to raise a child. But when many of her younger, more gullible fans see this, it may send them the wrong message

    • Merri B

      Well aren’t we lucky that NO ONE appointed you the rule maker for the entire universe? And by the way, to you and a few posters previously – yes he DID attack Natalie Portman. She is one of MANY in the exact situation at this moment in time, and he singled her out specifically.

  • http://Yahoo Anita

    I agree with Mike. the difference between her (Natalie) and Bristol is that Bristol knows that it was a mistake and is hoping to help others so that they won’t go down the same path.

  • Rick

    Another Holier Than Thou Republican!! Hey Mr. Family values, what about Bristol Palin or Newt Gingrichs 3 marriages or Rush Limbaughs 4 marriages? What a joke!!!!

  • Lynne

    Rev Huck, judge not lest ye be judged. Pregnancy happens, but while you are judging pregnant celebrities or unmarried moms, you best remember your side kick at FAUX, SP. She won’t be too pleased about your take on single moms.

  • Tracy

    Gee Mike, you’d better be careful, Mary the mother of Jesus was pregnant when she and Joseph hooked up. Top that you moron.

    • Merri B

      That is your tiny, little, insignificant opinion. Oh, meant to ask – does that include Mary, Jesus’ Mom – who was pregnant by someone NOT her husband?

    • Merri B

      Tracy – GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD one! Hadn’t thought of that, but glad you did. Now maybe some of these “holier-than-thou” types will try thinking before they open their mouths just to change feet. That particularly is aimed at Mr. Huckabee. The previous post under reply to you was meant for Laverne below. For some reason it was put as a reply to you. Sorry.

  • Lavene Most

    Too many people are having babies without being married. This world is full of sinners :)

    • Merri B

      See the first listed reply under Tracy’s comment. That was meant for you – don’t know why it ended up under Tracy’s comment, which you should also read.

  • http://Bizspay Shef

    Real Jewish lady don’t let herself bring child out of marriage. Shame on you Natalie.

  • Vik

    Mike ought to mind his own business and stop attacking single mothers and single mothers to be.

  • dakdak

    Natalie Portman is a successful actress and is very much capable of supporting her child. I don’t even care if Ben marries her or not. She’s a very loving person with a good heart and her parents raised her well. She is no doubt going to be a good mom. And Nat should never be blamed if some women who are “very poor” decides to have kids and let their children starve to death. It’s not her fault some women are just plain idiots for having babies their know they cannot support.

  • steve eaton

    Mike Huckabee is a typical republican. If you all remember about Vice president Dan Quail’s comment about Murphey Brown and that came from a man that couldn’t spell potato.Republican’s think they are so moral and so righteous and think that their thinking should be everyone else’s. Mike Huckabee is mad because he is not in any kind of office and that we have Democratic President who is trying to staighten out the damages from the last eight year nightmare of a Republican President(George W.Bush)and the only thing he is got left to do is pick on pregnant women celebraties.

  • Israeli Women

    Screw you Huckabee! Leave our best Jewess alone!

  • Moishe

    Who cares what Mike Huckabee says? He isn’t Jewish! Well, then again, neither is Natalie’s baby-daddy! She said she wanted her kids to be Jewish. Why then did she go get knocked up by a Gentile? Shame on you, Natalie, for contributing to the assimilation of our people!