Jodie Foster marries photographer Alexandra Hedison

Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster, 51, has married her girlfriend, photographer Alexandra Hedison, E! News reported on Wednesday. Few details were given about the wedding, which reportedly occurred over the Easter weekend.

Foster's sexuality made the news in 2013 when the actress accepted a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes and danced around the topic in an emotional acceptance speech.

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    Foster and her son Christopher at a 2011 concert by the Go-Gos. Christopher was born in 2001 and Foster's other son, Charlie, was born in 1998. She has never revealed the identities of their fathers.

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    Foster made her directorial debut with 1991's "Little Man Tate."

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    Foster drew controversy and attention for playing a 12-year-old prostitute Iris in 1976's "Taxi Driver." John Hinckley Jr. became obsessed with the film, and would attempt to kill President Ronald Reagan in 1981 to try and impress Foster.

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    Foster and Barbara Harris play a mom and daughter who switch bodies in 1976's "Freaky Friday."

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    Foster and Scott Baio star in the 1976 musical gangster film "Bugsy Malone." She was just 13 but already a practiced actress; the film marked Baio's debut as an actor. He would go on to play Chachi on "Happy Days."

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    Foster and actor Christopher Connelly took over the roles made famous by Tatum and Ryan O'Neal in the 1974 TV version of the hit 1973 film "Paper Moon."

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    Foster played Becky Thatcher to Johnny Whitaker's "Tom Sawyer" in the 1973 musical film adaptation.

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In the speech, she first joked that she felt moved to declare something in public for the first time, then jokingly revealed only "I am ... single."

"This could have been a big coming-out speech tonight," she said. "I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago." In that speech, she thanked her "heroic co-parent, my ex-partner-in-love" Cydney Bernard, the woman with whom she had raised sons Charles and Christopher, whose father has never been named publicly.

According to Marc Malkin of E!, Foster and Hedison began dating last summer. Hedison, who once dated Ellen DeGeneres, is the daughter of David Hedison, who starred in the 1960s TV series "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" alongside Richard Basehart. 

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Jodie Foster, left, wed Alexandra Hedison, right, a photographer and actress.

Hedison's photography has been shown internationally, and she is also an actress, with roles on "The L Word" and "L.A. Firefighters," among others.

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