Dance music artist, philanthropist, & activist Moby tells all in his latest memoir Then It All Fell Apart. The renown musician discusses his rise from the streets to being an international artist and his many personal affairs in between. One affair in particular has caught the attention of his readers – he claims that he had a brief romantic relationship with actress & ‘Star Wars’ heroine Natalie Portman.
In an interview with Harpers Baazar, Ms. Portman explained her feelings of a much older man approaching a much younger woman. Portman; 18 years & Moby; 33, during the alleged relationship, as being inappropriate.
“I was surprised to hear that he characterized the very short time that I knew him as dating because my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me…”
“…My recollection of Moby is an older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school”
– Natalie Portman to Harpers Baazar
Moby responded with a post on Instagram stating his confusion regarding Ms. Portman’s statement denying the two of them ever having dated.
“I recently read a gossip piece wherein Natalie Portman said that we’d never dated. This confused me, as we did, in fact, date. And after briefly dating in 1999 we remained friends for years…”
Moby continued to respond to backlash from various Portman fans, stating there is ample evidence & photographs depicting the two as being romantically involved.
A few days later, Moby released an apology on his Instagram about the debacle.
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As some time has passed I’ve realized that many of the criticisms leveled at me regarding my inclusion of Natalie in Then It Fell Apart are very valid. I also fully recognize that it was truly inconsiderate of me to not let her know about her inclusion in the book beforehand, and equally inconsiderate for me to not fully respect her reaction. I have a lot of admiration for Natalie, for her intelligence, creativity, and animal rights activism, and I hate that I might have caused her and her family distress. I tried to treat everyone I included in Then It Fell Apart with dignity and respect, but nonetheless it was truly inconsiderate for me to not let them know before the book was released. So for that I apologize, to Natalie, as well as the other people I wrote about in Then It Fell Apart without telling them beforehand. Also I accept that given the dynamic of our almost 14 year age difference I absolutely should’ve acted more responsibly and respectfully when Natalie and I first met almost 20 years ago. Moby