Spotted: Happy Natalie Portman Enjoys A Fun Lunch In NYC! Exclusive Details!

Tue, February 22, 2011 5:28pm EDT by Add first Comment

A source tells us the expecting Oscar-nominated actress was all smiles as she dined with a close gal pal at Turks & Frogs restaurant in Tribeca.

Seems like Natalie Portman is taking it easy in New York as she gears up for her big Oscar night on Feb. 27. A source tells HollyBaby.com that the actress, 29, expecting her first baby with fiance Benjamin Millepied, 33, in the early spring, enjoyed a “super cheery and happy lunch,” at Turks & Frogs restaurant in Tribeca on Feb. 22.

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“She was kind of loud and laughed a lot. She looked amazing,” the source says, adding she wore a black sweater with her hair down and straight. “She didn’t look pregnant at all when she was sitting down, but big time when she stood up.”

And don’t worry about the cold — Natalie knows how to deal with the brisk NYC weather. “Before she left, she put on a long navy blue down jacket with a belt and brown sunglasses,” the insider explains. Fashionable mommy to be!

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We’re happy Natalie is enjoying some down time before the Academy Awards! Do you think she’ll nab the Best Actress statuette?

–Leigh Blickley

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