Natalie Portman, 37, DENIES that she ever dated Moby, 53

Natalie Portman has rejected Moby’s claims that the pair once dated, saying he was just an ‘older man being creepy’.

The electronic musician wrote in his autobiography that he went out with the actress for ‘a few weeks’ when she was 20.

Moby, now 53, whose real name is Richard Melville Hall, claimed that Miss Portman flirted with him backstage at one of his concerts.

Slammed: Natalie Portman has rejected Moby’s claims that the pair once dated, saying he was just an ‘older man being creepy’

Slammed: Natalie Portman has rejected Moby’s claims that the pair once dated, saying he was just an ‘older man being creepy’

Slammed: Natalie Portman has rejected Moby’s claims that the pair once dated, saying he was just an ‘older man being creepy’

‘I was a bald binge drinker and Natalie Portman was a beautiful movie star. But here she was in my dressing room, flirting with me,’ he said. ‘I was 33 and she was 20 but this was her world.’

Writing about their alleged relationship in his new book When it Fell Apart, he added: ‘For a few weeks I had tried to be Natalie’s boyfriend, but it hadn’t worked out.

‘I thought that I was going to have to tell her that my panic was too egregious for me to be in a real relationship, but one night on the phone she informed me that she’d met somebody else. I was relieved that I’d never have to tell her how damaged I was.’

Claims: The electronic musician wrote in his autobiography that he went out with the actress for ‘a few weeks’ when she was 20 (pictured together in 2001)

Claims: The electronic musician wrote in his autobiography that he went out with the actress for ‘a few weeks’ when she was 20 (pictured together in 2001)

Claims: The electronic musician wrote in his autobiography that he went out with the actress for ‘a few weeks’ when she was 20 (pictured together in 2001)

Now Miss Portman has hit back at the claims, saying the pair did not date and that Moby – a vegan musician whose records include the 1999 album Play, which spawned eight hit singles – was an ‘inappropriate’ older man.

The actress, 37, told Harper’s Bazaar: ‘I was surprised to hear that he characterised the very short time that I knew him as dating because my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school.

‘He said I was 20. I definitely wasn’t. I was a teenager. I had just turned 18.’

The mother-of-two also criticised the Moby’s publisher for not checking the facts of the story, saying she thought it was a ‘deliberate’ attempt to sell books.

Autobiography: Moby, now 53, whose real name is Richard Melville Hall, claimed that Miss Portman flirted with him backstage at one of his concerts (pictured in April 2019)

Autobiography: Moby, now 53, whose real name is Richard Melville Hall, claimed that Miss Portman flirted with him backstage at one of his concerts (pictured in April 2019)

Autobiography: Moby, now 53, whose real name is Richard Melville Hall, claimed that Miss Portman flirted with him backstage at one of his concerts (pictured in April 2019)

‘That he used this story to sell his book was very disturbing to me. It wasn’t the case. There are many factual errors and inventions,’ she said.

‘I was a fan and went to one of his shows when I had just graduated. When we met after the show, he said, “let’s be friends.”

‘He was on tour and I was working shooting a film, so we only hung out a handful of times before I realised that this was an older man who was interested in me in a way that felt inappropriate.’

Miss Portman also spoke about being vegan, saying the diet is more ‘glamorous’ than it is made out to be.

'Inappropriate': Now Miss Portman has hit back at the claims, saying the pair did not date and that Moby - a vegan musician whose records include the 1999 album Play, which spawned eight hit singles - was an ‘inappropriate’ older man

'Inappropriate': Now Miss Portman has hit back at the claims, saying the pair did not date and that Moby - a vegan musician whose records include the 1999 album Play, which spawned eight hit singles - was an ‘inappropriate’ older man

‘Inappropriate’: Now Miss Portman has hit back at the claims, saying the pair did not date and that Moby – a vegan musician whose records include the 1999 album Play, which spawned eight hit singles – was an ‘inappropriate’ older man 

She said: ‘There’s this idea that you have to sacrifice things to be a vegan. You can still be a foodie and be vegan.

‘There’s an impression that vegans are all sprouts and Birkenstocks, but it’s a more glamorous lifestyle than is broadcast.’

A representative for Moby has been approached for comment. 

Oscar-winning actress Miss Portman is reportedly worth £47million.

She has been married to French dancer Benjamin Millepied for seven years. The couple, who have two children together, began dating after they met on the set of Black Swan in 2009.

Prior to Millepied Miss Portman was linked to Jake Gyllenhaal, Gael Garcia Bernal and Devendra Banhart.

History: Moby, worth a reported £21million, has sold over 20million records (pictured May 2019)

History: Moby, worth a reported £21million, has sold over 20million records (pictured May 2019)

History: Moby, worth a reported £21million, has sold over 20million records (pictured May 2019)

Moby, worth a reported £21million, has sold over 20million records.

The musician has no children. He claims he previously dated Christina Ricci in 2000 – when she was 20 and he was 35.

‘I put my glass down and kissed Christina’, he said. ‘I was with a smart, beautiful movie star and closing the book on the greatest 18 months of my life.’

He previously said he was ‘disappointed to be heterosexual’ because dating women was ‘really hard.’

He said: ‘I would have crushes that wouldn’t be reciprocated or get into the wrong relationships. I grew up going to gay clubs and used to envy the way my gay friends were able to date. I’ve kissed men, but I accepted I’m just a run-of-the-mill, cisgender, heterosexual male.’

Relationship: Natalie has been married to French dancer Benjamin Millepied for seven years. The couple, who have two children together, began dating after they met on the set of Black Swan in 2009

Relationship: Natalie has been married to French dancer Benjamin Millepied for seven years. The couple, who have two children together, began dating after they met on the set of Black Swan in 2009

Relationship: Natalie has been married to French dancer Benjamin Millepied for seven years. The couple, who have two children together, began dating after they met on the set of Black Swan in 2009

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