Jodie Foster Married Her Girlfriend, Which Is Weird Because She Never Actually Came Out

Jodie Foster giving speech at Golden Globes 2013

Jodie Foster apparently just married her girlfriend of about a year, and I’m gonna need everyone to hold on here for just a hot second! Does no one else remember Jodie’s speech at last year’s Golden Globes? BECAUSE I DO AND I’VE BEEN LIED TO.

As you may recall, Jodie was just supposed to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, but instead she launched into a speech that teased us into thinking she was about to come out publicly as a lesbian, but then chided us for even caring. You know, just normal things for your mouth to say on a stage during an award ceremony that’s being nationally broadcast. I know a lot of people were really into the spirit behind her message or whatever, but I thought it was ridiculous.

But regardless, the bottom line of that speech was — I am single. I. Am. Single. I couldn’t understand much else from that nonsense monologue without subtitles, but that sentence shone brightly through.

I’m not saying that people don’t have the right to change their minds, because they totally do, but if you’re really dead set on getting married, you could at least do us the courtesy of coming out as someone in a relationship beforehand so it’s not so jarring, y’know? Otherwise we’re all like, “What? Jodie Foster? How? I thought she promised us she was single during that five minute long love song to Mel Gibson just last year! Well this is gonna take some time to wrap my head around!”

But anyway, the lucky lady is Alexandra Hedison, whom Jodie has apparently been dating for a little less than a year. She’s a photographer, director, and actress who had a bit role on The L Wordand who also happened to date Ellen DeGeneres for about three years, up until 2004.

Congratulations to the two of them, and many good wishes. (Chiefly that Jodie finds a better way to refer to her wife than ‘most beloved BFF’, which is what she called Cidney Bernard, her partner and co-parent of twenty years during that epic speech.)

(Image: Paper Mag)

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    • Jenni

      Here’s an insider Crushable story. Alexis and I were live blogging the Globes (as per usual) and we were wrapping up our night when Jodie took the stage.

      Me: Nothing too crazy happened, I guess I’ll talk to you tomorrow. Gonna shut down after this speech.

      Alexis: Wait, what is Jodie talking about?

      Me: Whoa, what is going on?

      Both of us for the next 30 minutes: WHAT? WHY? WHO? HOW? MEL GIBSON? HUH?

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        WHAT WHY NO DON’T DO THIS. Or you’re not doing anything? But I still have to write it up because you’re acting like a nonsense person.

    • loli3

      This title is ridiculous. Why would anyone need to “come out” before they marry? I didn’t “come out” as hetero before I married.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        THEN HOW DID PEOPLE KNOW YOU WEREN’T STILL SINGLE????

      • FemelleChevalier

        Ah, the old “why do gays need to come out when I, a hetero, don’t need to?” The idealistic approach is appreciated and hopefully coming out won’t be needed in the near future where everyone is accepting, but your sentiment is absurd from a lesbian/gay/bi/queer/pan/transgender perspective.

    • FemelleChevalier

      How To Come Out 101: DON’T do a Jodie.

      Still, best wishes to her and her wife.

    • markmywords

      I thought it was an open secret that Jodie Foster was gay. Does her choice of partner affect her acting skills or her character? You can’t choose who you fall in love with.