Academy Award winner Natalie Portman is admired by many for her phenomenal acting in Black Swan, but her friend and co-star, Greta Gerwig, who co-starred with Portman in No Strings Attached, is praising her for another reason. “I think if everything else she does in her life is an indication of what a great mom she’ll make, she’s going to be the best mom in the world,” Gerwig told People Saturday at the Film Independent’s Spirit Awards.  “She’s a lovely girl to pal around with. It’s been really great to know her.”  Gerwig was nominated for Best Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards against Portman, and although she knew her odds of winning were slim, she was thrilled with her nomination.

How do you know if your partner will make a good parent?

Cupid’s Advice:

Are you wondering if your significant other will be a good parent?  There are many qualities for which to look:

1. Patience: Patience is the first characteristic necessary to being a good parent.  You need to have the ability to tolerate daily circumstances that occur when raising your child.

2. Responsibility: Being a good parent means being responsible and putting the needs of your child above your own.

3. Reliable: If you can rely on your partner, then you can be sure to count on him or her when your child needs one of you.