Well these are two names you wouldn't expect to see together in an article. But when it comes to feuds, they can arise from anyone at anytime.

Natalie Portman found herself in hot water over recent comments she made in an interview which name-checked Jessica Simpson.

Portman is currently promoting her new film 'Vox Lux' and said the following in an interview with USA Magazine:

"I remember being a teenager, and there was Jessica Simpson on the cover of a magazine saying, ‘I’m a virgin,’ while wearing a bikini, and I was confused.

"Like, I don’t know what this is trying to tell me as a woman, as a girl."

When Simpson learned about the comments, she directed the following post at Portman:

It reads that she was "disappointed" the comments. She pointed out "As public figures, we both know our image is not totally in our control at all times."

She adds: "However, I was taught to be myself and honor the different ways all women express themselves, which is why i believed then -- and I believe now -- that being sexy in a bikini and being proud of my body are not synonymous with having sex."

The post ends with what could be viewed as a dig at Portman's high-profile association with the #TimesUp movement.

"I have made it my practice to not shame other women for their choices," it says. "In this era of Times Up and the great work you have done for women, I encourage you to do the same."

Portman responded to Jessica Simpson on her Instagram post, where the statement was also shared. She thanked her and admitted she "made a mistake."

"I completely agree with you that a woman should be allowed to dress however she likes and behave however she likes and not be judged," Portman wrote. "I only meant to say I was confused -- as a girl coming of age in the public eye around the same time -- by the media's mixed messages about how girls and women were supposed to behave."

Portman added that she "didn't mean to shame [her]." "I'm sorry for any hurt my words may have caused," she continued.

"I have nothing but respect for your talent and your voice that you use to encourage and empower women all over the globe."

The actress also spoke to People following the clash. She told the magazine: "I made a mistake to say a name. It was absolutely not directed at her. I feel bad that she was hurt."