Newly-single , 42, looks giddy with Paul Mescal, 28, as they get ... trends now

Newly-single Natalie Portman, 42, looks giddy with Paul Mescal, 28, as they get ... trends now

Natalie Portman and Paul Mescal couldn't control their giggles as they enjoyed an evening out drinking at at Bar 69 in Islington, London on Tuesday. 

The actors - who met last year when they interviewed each other for Variety magazine - looked in high spirits as they headed outside for a cigarette.

Natalie, 42, was no doubt pleased to have a fun night out having quietly finalised her divorce from Benjamin Millepied in March following rumours he was unfaithful. 

Meanwhile, Paul, 28, has made no secret of his admiration for Natalie so was clearly delighted to be in her company. 

Natalie was dressed down for the outing, looking effortlessly stylish in a plain white T-shirt, bleached jeans and trainers. 

Natalie Portman and Paul Mescal couldn't control their giggles as they enjoyed an evening out drinking at at Bar 69 in Islington, London on Tuesday

Natalie Portman and Paul Mescal couldn't control their giggles as they enjoyed an evening out drinking at at Bar 69 in Islington, London on Tuesday

The actors - who met last year when they interviewed each other for Variety magazine - looked in high spirits as they headed outside for a cigarette

The actors - who met last year when they interviewed each other for Variety magazine - looked in high spirits as they headed outside for a cigarette

Natalie, 42, was no doubt pleased to have a fun night out having quietly finalised her divorce from Benjamin Millepied in March following rumours he was unfaithful

Natalie, 42, was no doubt pleased to have a fun night out having quietly finalised her divorce from Benjamin Millepied in March following rumours he was unfaithful

Paul also opted for a low-key look in a white top with high-waisted black trousers and Adidas Sambas. 

The pair have clearly formed a strong bond since interviewing each other last year. 

During the chat, Paul described Natalie as 'brilliant' and admitted: 'If my drama school self knew that I would be talking to you, I would pinch myself many, many times!' 

Meanwhile, Natalie complimented Paul on his sex scenes with Andrew Scott in All of Us Strangers, describing them as 'very hot but also very tender.'

The nature of Natalie and Paul's relationship is unknown. MailOnline has contacted Paul and Natalie's representatives for comment. 

Natalie finalised her divorce from Benjamin in France in March, bringing an end to a marriage of 12 years, her representative confirmed to People.

The former couple share two children - Aleph, 12, and Amalia, seven - and lived together in Benjamin's native France for several years.

Natalie filed for divorce last July, one month after the French magazine Voici ran a bombshell report claiming Benjamin, 46, had an affair with a famous 25-year-old environmental activist called Camille Étienne.

After the claims of his infidelity went public, a source told People Benjamin had a 'short-lived' fling with Camille, but that the dalliance was 'over.' 

The insider added: 'He knows he made an enormous mistake and he is doing all he can to get Natalie to forgive him and keep their family together.'

However, by the following month, Natalie had filed for divorce, and by early this March the legal proceedings were finalised.

Meanwhile, Paul, 28, has made no secret of his admiration for Natalie so was clearly delighted to be in her company

Meanwhile, Paul, 28, has made no secret of his admiration for Natalie so was clearly delighted to be in her company

Natalie was dressed down for the outing, looking effortlessly stylish in a plain white T-shirt, bleached jeans and trainers

Natalie was dressed down for the outing, looking effortlessly stylish in a plain white T-shirt, bleached jeans and trainers

Paul also opted for a low-key look in a white top with high-waisted black trousers and Adidas Sambas

Paul also opted for a low-key look in a white top with high-waisted black trousers and Adidas Sambas

The pair have clearly formed a strong bond since interviewing each other last year

The pair have clearly formed a strong bond since interviewing each other last year

During the chat last year Paul described Natalie as 'brilliant' and admitted: 'If my drama school self knew that I would be talking to you, I would pinch myself many, many times!'

During the chat last year Paul described Natalie as 'brilliant' and admitted: 'If my drama school self knew that I would be talking to you, I would pinch myself many, many times!'

Natalie and Paul seemed to be getting along like a house on fire

Natalie and Paul seemed to be getting along like a house on fire

The pair couldn't stop smiling as they laughed at each other's jokes

The pair couldn't stop smiling as they laughed at each other's jokes 

They had been enjoying drinks together at the north London bar

They had been enjoying drinks together at the north London bar 

Paul put on a very animated display during their chat

Paul put on a very animated display during their chat 

Paul seemed full of energy as he larked around outside the bar with Natalie

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