The two tied the knot after a year of dating in 2014 and have been together ever since.
Jodie Foster and her wife Alexandra Hedison were recently spotted in a rare appearance together as they grabbed lunch in West Hollywood. They were dressed in casuals and covered up in jackets for the gloomy weather. Foster went make-up free as she wore a black t-shirt underneath a grey zipped-up hoodie, which she paired with a black coat. The Academy-Award-winning actress also sported a red bag while wearing glasses. Her wife too went for a simple, casual look wearing a green sweater underneath a navy blue puffer jacket.
Foster, 60, and Hedison, 53, married after a year of dating in 2014 and have been together ever since. Foster was previously in a longtime relationship with producer Cydney Bernard, whom she met on the sets of Sommersby in 1993. They dated for fifteen years till 2008 and also have two sons together, born in 1998 and 2001. In an interview with The Guardian on July 2018, Foster said that as far as her career goes, she never played “the girlfriend” or “the wife” and often chooses more complicated, challenging characters. She confessed that she "wasn’t very good at playing the girlfriend, so nope, I never did that." But it looks like the actress found love again in actress-photographer Hedison.
Hedison previously dated Ellen DeGeneres for three years before splitting up in 2004. She jokingly told The New York Times in 2004, "I'd have to be Oprah to compete with her. Hey, I admit that there are times that I can't get a reservation at a hot restaurant unless I mention that it's for me and Ellen," she added. "But I have to do my photography because that's my work, and it makes me so happy." The two had planned on adopting a child in October 2004 but eventually separated by the end of that year.
Hedison and Foster are notoriously private about their romantic lives and prefer to keep their marriage out of the public eye. However, they have been spotted a number of times together on the red carpet. Hedison is incredibly supportive of her wife's career. When Foster was awarded the prestigious Honorary Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in July 2021, Hedison showed up to support her wife and the two later kissed when Foster went to accept the honor, according to PEOPLE.
Foster once opened up to Porter about her family life sharing, “I mean, there were just so many surprises about it. It’s been such a creative experience for me. That’s probably why I worked so little when the boys were [younger]. A day of putting together Lego and making up a song about peanut butter was as creative as I needed to be,” she said.
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