Jodi Foster kind-of-not-really shocked the world this weekend by discussing her private life. It has longtime been suspected that she is gay, and while she didn’t say it in so many words, her statement is being lauded as exceptionally brave—and I totally agree! Her private life is none of our business, so we appreciate the glimpse into the Oscar winning actress’ private life. But who exactly is Cydney Bernhard, her former partner of 15 years?
When they met, Cydney was working as a production coordinator on the set of Sommersby, way back in the early 1990s! In her twenty-year career, she’s moved from production to producing. Some of her bigger name flicks include the 1994 film The Client and Beans. The couple were quite close after their 1993 meeting, and Jodi thanked her in a 2007 speech at the Women in Entertainment breakfast, saying, “my beautiful Cydney, who sticks with me through all the rotten and the bliss.” So romantic—I may steal that for future use, actually! But they split in 2008, and people suspect Jodie pursued a relationship with writer Cindy Mort.
Cydney and Jodie have joint custody of their sons, Charlie Bernard Foster, who is 14, and Kit Bernard Foster, who is 11. We know how hard it is for celebrities to keep their family lives on the down low, and appreciate it when they’re successful and classy about it. Cydney and Jodie seem to be raising two super cute kids together (really, any kids/young teens in tuxedos are just too adorable for words!), and we applaud her for it! Jodie news is blowing up the internet right now, not because of what she said, but because she never speaks about her personal life! We’re glad that she and Cydney remain on good terms for the kids!
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