Jodie Foster Marries Girlfriend Alexandra Hedison

The couple wed in a private ceremony this past weekend

Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison.
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April 23, 2014 5:35 PM ET

Jodie Foster married her girlfriend, photographer Alexandra Hedison, this past weekend. The couple began dating sometime last summer, according to E! Online.

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In addition to Hedison's photography career, which has included showings New York and Los Angeles, she, too, has acted. Most prominently she played Dylan Moreland on Showtime's lesbian-focused drama The L Word for three seasons. In the early 2000s, Hedison was dating Ellen DeGeneres, before they broke things off in 2004.

After years of dodging questions about her sexuality, Foster addressed them somewhat at last year's Golden Globes Awards, when she thanked her ex-girlfriend Cydney Bernard in her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. "I guess I have a sudden urge to say something that I've never been able to air in public that I'm a little nervous about," Foster said. "I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age, in 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."

She addressed her need for privacy but went on to call Bernard, with whom she coparents two sons, her "ex-partner in love." The couple ended their relationship in 2008.

Reports of Foster and Hedison's relationship began circulating when the couple was photographed together last summer on at Fox Studios in Los Angeles and at dinner with friends a few days later, according to USA Today. The also attended the opening of Alan Cumming's one-man show Macbeth in New York last year but were not photographed. 

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