Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend, the photographer and actress Alexandra Hedison.

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The happy news was confirmed by Foster's representative yesterday.

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According to E Online, the couple (who have been dating for less than a year) are 'totally in love' and exchanged vows at a small ceremony over the weekend.

Jodie Foster, whom has always been very private about her personal life, only publicly spoke about being gay during a televised speech at the Golden Globe Awards last year.

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"This is not going to be a big coming out speech tonight," she said at the time, "because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the stone age - in those very quaint days when a fragile girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers and then gradually proudly to everyone who knew her. But now apparently I'm told that every celebrity is expected to honour the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a primetime reality show.'

Alexandra Hedison, 44, dated Ellen DeGeneres over 10 years ago, and Foster split from her longterm partner Cydney Bernard in 2008.

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