Jodie Foster married girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, her rep has confirmed.
Word that the Oscar winner, 51, had quietly wed the 44-year-old photographer first came via E! News, with the Associated Press then confirming the news with Foster’s rep.
The low-key nature of this “big event” is par for the course for the “Elysium” and “The Silence of the Lambs” actress, who famously, finally, sort-of came out publicly in 2013 in a rather rambling speech delivered when she accepted the Cecille B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.
Foster never used the words “lesbian” or “gay” in the speech but did smoothly name-check former partner Cydney Bernard, calling her “one of the deepest loves of my life, my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love but righteous soul sister in life... Thank you Cyd, I am so proud of our modern family,” which includes sons Charlie and Kit. She hadn’t previously hidden their relationship but had been private about it.
At the time, Foster told the audience she was single. She and Hedison started dating last summer, according to E!.
Foster and Bernard reportedly met in 1993 on the set of “Sommersby” and split up in 2008 after 15 years together. They have joint custody of the boys, now 15 and 12, respectively.
Hedison previously dated Ellen DeGeneres for about three years in the early 2000s, after DeGeneres and Anne Heche were together but before the talk-show host got involved with now-wife Portia de Rossi.