On the show, host Stephen Colbert went deep into Portman’s friendship and asked her about her former Harvard classmate. He asked:
You actually graduated in the same class as Jared Kushner didn't you?
Portman, on the other hand, did not seem very impressed with the question and replied:
That is correct.
Natalie had a very straightforward answer claiming that he was her friend but they were no longer in contact. She said:
Unfortunately it's not very - there's not a lot funny to say about someone you were friends with becoming a super villain. So, it's not funny.
He said in some interview that all of the friends he's lost through politics is like exfoliating. I was like, OK.
The host then asked her if she was a dead skin cell and Portman replied ‘Proudly.’
Watch a clip of the show here.
Back in the days, according to Daily Mail, Portman and Kushner had a very close friendship even though what Portman’s opinions are about him right now. They were so close that they also attended each other’s wedding.
Portman was one of the listed guests in Kushner’s wedding with Ivanka and Kushner, and his wife was also present at Portman’s Big Sur nuptials to Benjamin Millepied.
Even though the exact details about why and when the ex-friends stopped talking is unknown, it is often believed that it is because of their political differences during the 2016 election.
In the same year, Kushner even spoke about some of his friendship problems caused by his political views. He shared with Forbes:
Anyone who was willing to change a friendship or not do business because of who somebody supports in politics is not somebody who has a lot of character.
However, it is just an assumption, and the real reason for the downfall of their friendship is still unknown.