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News first told you about yesterday, Jodie Foster has been dating Ellen DeGeneres ' former girlfriend Alexandra Hedison for a few months now. Sources tell us that the romance got serious pretty quickly. Sure, we know Hedison, 44, as DeGeneres' ex, but she's way more than that.
But after winning an award at a Women in Entertainment breakfast, she broke her taboo to thank "my beautiful Cydney". Her emotional speech brought tears to the eyes of some of her audience at the Beverly Hills Hotel, revealing a vulnerable side to a star who has long resisted calls from gay rights activists to clarify her personal life. Miss Foster, 44, a double Oscar winner, praised her film producer partner Cydney Bernard "who sticks with me through all the rotten and the bliss".
As the news spread, the words "mid-life crisis" were heard being whispered over expensively whipped hot drinks and wholemeal muffins in fashionable coffee shops across Hollywood; it certainly left the entire lesbian community of Los Angeles thoroughly agog. For it was revealed that Jodie Foster, the charismatic and discreet movie star, had dramatically ditched Cydney Bernard - her lesbian lover of more than 15 years - for a flavour-of-the-month writer who could not be more different from her former girlfriend. Cynthia Mort, 33, who also goes by the name Cindy, is a highly intelligent, high-profile writer, who has made a name for herself by presenting America with the most explicit sex scenes ever screened as part of a sitcom.
Advocates praised Jodie Foster's coming out on the televised stage of the Golden Globe Awards last night, but some said she had done little over the years to set an example for others who are LGBT and struggling. This woman who obviously has been afraid to come out in the public sphere has been out in her private life for decades. Some said her long-awaited coming out may have underscored the generation gap in the LGBT world.
The actress called off the relationship with her partner of 14 years after a series of rows, it is believed. Their alleged split comes just five months after Miss Foster publicly acknowledged for the first time that they were an item by paying tribute to Miss Bernard at an awards ceremony. Over: Jodie Foster and Cydney Bernard, seen here at a Hollywood party, had ended their relationship, according to a report.
By Tom Leonard. On stage to accept a Cecil B. In the rambling seven-minute speech that followed, Foster talked obliquely and sometimes even in the third person about a private life she has guarded fiercely for decades.
Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster born November 19, is an American actress, director, and producer. DeMille Award. For her work as a director, she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.