Eight years after publicly coming out on stage at the Golden Globes, Jodie Foster kissed her wife, Alexandra Hedison, after accepting an award.

“I love my wife – thank you, Alex!, said a pajama-wearing Foster, who was cuddled up on the couch with Hedison and their dog while virtually winning the 2021 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for The Mauritanian.

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Foster kept her sexuality private for years until she came out during an acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 70th Golden Globes in 2013.

“I guess I have a sudden urge to say something that I’ve never been able to air in public that I’m a little nervous about – but maybe not as nervous as my publicist,” she said at the time. “So I’m just going to put it out there, loud and proud, right? I’m going to need your support on this. I am … I’m single.”

She continued, “I already did my coming out a thousand years ago, in the Stone Age. Those very quaint days when a fragile young girls would open up to friends and family and co-workers then gradually to everyone that knew her, everyone she actually met. But now apparently I’m told that every celebrity is to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a primetime reality show.”

At the time, Foster also publicly thanked her former partner, Cydney Bernard, with whom she shares two sons. “There’s no way I could ever stand here without acknowledging one of the deepest loves of my life: my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love but righteous soul sister in life, my confessor, ski buddy, consigliere, most beloved BFF of 20 years, Cydney Bernard,” Foster said.

Foster and Hedison got married the year after the actress publicly came out.

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