14/08/2014 12:42 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Jodie Foster Marries Girlfriend Alexandra Hedison In Secret Wedding Ceremony

Actress and director Jodie Foster has wed her photographer girlfriend Alexandra Hedison in a secretive ceremony.

The 51-year-old is thought to have tied the knot with her 44-year-old partner over the Easter weekend, but the exact location of the nuptials has yet to be disclosed.

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When news of the couple's relationship broke last summer a source told E! News the two were "pretty serious" about each other and were said to be "totally in love".

The Elysium star who has always been reluctant to comment on her private life, acknowledged she was gay at the Golden Globes awards last year where she referred to her film producer ex as her "ex-partner in love".

She also spoke of her need for privacy and also declared she did her "coming out a thousands years ago, in the Stone Age."

Before meeting Alexandra, Jodie had been in a 20-year relationship with female producer Cydney Bernard. The couple - who have two children together, Charles, 15 and Kit, 13 - split in 2008.

While we don't know much about Alexandra, Jodie isn't the first A-lister she'd dated. The photographer and sometimes actress was previously seeing Ellen DeGeneres for about three years, but their relationship came to an end in 2004.

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