Jodie Foster Weds Girlfriend Alexandra Hedison


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Oscar winning actress and filmmaker Jodie Foster is officially off the market. Foster's rep has confirmed that the Silence of the Lambs actress and photographer/actress Alexandra Hedison got married last weekend after about one year of dating.

No details have been reported concerning the ceremony or reception. And if Foster stays true to character, we probably won't hear much, because the actress is known to keep the details of her private life close to the vest.

Hedison is the former girlfriend of Ellen DeGeneres. Apart from her career as a photographer, she is an actress and appeared in several episodes of the Showtime drama The L Word.

Foster and former partner Cydney Bernard ended their relationship in 2008 after 20 years together. They have two sons Charlies and Kit. Despite years of speculation concerning her sexuality, Foster never made explaining her personal love life a public priority.

In what has now become a Foster talking point, she made it pretty clear at the Golden Globes last year while accepting the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award that she is gay. She explained that everyone who needed to know about her sexuality, already knew. "I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age. If you had been a public figure from the time that you were a toddler, if you had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, then maybe then you too might value privacy above all else."

Foster has had a long and lustrous career as a Hollywood A-List actress and director. She has won two Academy Awards. The first was for the film The Accused in 1988 where Foster played a rape victim. The second Oscar came in 1992 for her iconic role as FBI agent Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs.

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