Award winning actress and film director Jodi Foster will reveal the name of her children's father, as soon as they turn 21. Radar Online reported on Tuesday Jan. 15 that family friend, Reverend Beverly Bates stated that her late son, producer Randy Stone was Jodie's closest friend and confidante, and it has been rumored on many occasions that Stone may have fathered Foster's two sons.
“Randy told me that Jodie said she’ll tell the boys who their father is when they’re 21,” Bates, 75, told Mail Online. “He said he could never tell me because Jodie was his best friend. He said, ‘Mom, I can’t discuss this with you.’
“He told me he had to sign documents, it was a secret he took to his grave, that was how much he loved Jodie,” Bates said of her late son, who died in February 2007 after heart failure.
Reverend Beverly Bates continued saying that she “would love to know if Randy is the boys’ father,” adding that her son was a “father figure” who maintained a constant presence in their lives, known to them as “Uncle Randy.”
“I personally think he gave Jodie the gift, but she will never tell me,” Bates said. “And Randy made an agreement with Jodie that he would never tell. I know the boys have red hair and freckles, that’s not from our family — but Jodie’s side.”
Bates also claims that Jodie Foster's urgency for to keeping the the boy's father's name private stems the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan by a stalker fan in an attempt to gain her attention.
“She’s not paranoid, but she is very very careful,” Bates said, “and who can blame her, some nuthead could try and get the boys.”
Reverend Bates stated that last time she saw Foster was following her son Randy's funeral.
Randy Stone was openly gay and had been married to Barbara Streisand's sister, Roslyn Kind, before coming out.
Bates stated “When Randy came out, I was shocked, I didn’t deal with it very well. “I had to have counseling, but then I realized that being gay is not a choice, you are born gay.
“I have Randy’s ashes here and I miss him every day.”
Jodie Foster hinted on Sunday,during the Golden Globe's acceptance of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, that she has always been very private about her personal life and that she came out to her friends and loved ones “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. 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,” she said. “You guys might be surprised, but I’m not Honey Boo Boo Child.”
Jodie Foster is best know for her long and successful acting career and had her first significant role at the age of 13 in the 1976 film Taxi Driver as the preteen prostitute Iris, for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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