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Foster and Bernard ended their 20-year relationship in 2008. said Foster and Hedison got the rumor mill churning when they attended a Fox Studios technology seminar in the summer.
Actress Jodie Foster married her girlfriend, photographer Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, according to various news reports. Her publicist would only confirm that the couple, who have been dating since last summer, had gotten married, E! Leading the life of an openly gay actor, especially one headlining Hollywood blockbusters, meant you disclosed details about your personal life with friends and family, but didn’t necessarily show up at your premieres smooching your significant other. Now, 44 years after the Stonewall Riots, society expects its celebrities to be a little more forthcoming, a la Ellen Page, who recently came out in a speech at an LGBT youth conference in Las Vegas.
While there are no details about the ceremony, Foster’s rep confirmed they are indeed married, according to E!
Foster was with her former partner, Cydney Bernard, for over a decade, and they raised two sons together, as she mentioned during her Golden Globes speech.
I hope that you’re not disappointed that there won’t be a big coming out speech tonight because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the stone age, those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers and then gradually, proudly, to everyone who knew her, to everyone she actually met. Foster, who has been in show business for 48 years, has witnessed from the inside the transformation of a business where homosexuality was — and, in some cases, still is — something to be shushed and hidden away to the point of covering it up with fake marriages.
She also played Dylan Moreland on Showtime's "The L Word." In a rambling acceptance speech at the Golden Globes last January, Foster said she came out "about a thousand years ago back in the stone age," and thanked her ex Cydney Bernard.
According to People magazine, they held the ceremony at the New York Public Library and are the first same-sex couple to host a wedding at the historic landmark. Jodie Foster, left, is adept at keeping her private life low-key.
The actress quietly wed her girlfriend, photographer Alexandra Hedison, in mid-April 2014. Online, the couple had been dating for almost a year.
Foster acknowledged her sexuality in a large scale announcement for the first time in a 2013 Golden Globes acceptance speech for the Cecil B. She nervously built up to her big reveal: “I am, uh, single.” It was a wink and a nod to the fact that her sexuality was something of an open secret in Hollywood, if you could even call it that. Foster’s move was similar to that of Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, who didn’t so much come out as publicly acknowledge her longtime partner, Amber Laign, in a Facebook post about her battle with cancer last year.
She hadn’t actively tried to conceal it, but she didn’t flaunt it, either. Roberts didn’t actively conceal her orientation, either. But within the gay community, there has always been debate about how much disclosure is the “right” amount.