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Natalie Portman Criticized by Mike Huckabee
Caroline Lorraine
Mar 4, 2011, 12:58

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Natalie Portman, the 29-year-old Oscar winning pregnant actress, was criticized by former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee for giving a "distorted" image of parenthood due to having the baby out of wedlock.  

In an interview with radio host Michael Medved, Huckabee said: "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.

"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."

In her Oscar acceptance speech, Portman thanked her fiance for giving her "my most important role of my life."

A source said: "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."

Huckabee is said to be considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012.

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