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Jodie Foster and girlfriend Alexandra Hedison tie the knot

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Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison are newlyweds. According to an exclusive report by E! News on April 23, the Oscar winner got married this past weekend after a year of dating. The marriage comes just a year after Foster delivered a speech at the Golden Globes many interpreted as her coming out.

During her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement award, Foster started her coming out speech by affirming that it was not a coming out speech, because it was something she did a long time ago. But for many, it was the first time she made reference to her sexuality publicly. She also highlighted the pressure society puts on celebrities to make their personal lives available to the public. As one of those celebrities, Foster mentioned that she was able to come out to those close to her long before it was made a big deal in the media.

“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, coworkers and then gradually, proudly, to everyone who knew her. To everyone she actually met. But now, apparently I’m told, that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a primetime reality show. You guys might be surprised, but I’m not Honey Boo Boo child.”

In the speech, Foster also made reference to the fact that she lived her whole life in the public eye and valued her privacy, which included her romantic life. But as a celebrity, she knew eventually her relationship would have to be made public and since that night at the 2013 Golden Globes, Foster found happiness with Hedison.

According to reports, Jodie Foster started dating the photographer sometime last summer and it quickly became serious as by September they were reported as being “totally in love.” Foster isn’t the only one in the pairing with acting credits. Hedison does have some acting experience, including a role in the Showtime lesbian drama series “The L Word.” She has also dated another celebrity before meeting Foster. Hedison and Ellen DeGeneres were romantically linked for three years prior to 2004. Now she is the woman who has provided Jodie Foster with hopefully a lifetime full of happiness.

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