Alexandra Hedison may not be a household name, but a select few leading ladies in Hollywood already know her very well.
According to multiple recent reports, actress Jodie Foster recently began dating Ellen DeGeneres' ex-girlfriend Alexandra Hedison. E! News was the first to reveal the new couple Monday, a source confirming the famous talk show host's ex is definitely an item with the 50-year-old, two-time Oscar-winner. “It’s pretty serious,” said the insider, adding, “They’re totally in love.”
So just who is this mysterious woman who won over two of Hollywood's leading ladies? According to Hedison's professional website, the 44-year-old is a bicoastal, well-known photographer. While Hedison may differ from her love interests in that she prefers to primarily work behind the camera, she does have a few acting credits under her belt, according to her IMDB page. While not critically acclaimed, Hedison did star in three seasons of the hit Showtime series “The L Word” as Dylan Moreland and a cameo role on the now defunct '90s TV series “Melrose Place” as Dr. Reshay.
Foster and Hedison were first rumored to be an item after they were spotted attending the opening of “Macbeth” in Manhattan in April. The duo was last seen together attending a technology seminar at Fox Studios in Los Angeles this summer.
The rumored relationship comes almost five years after Foster split from her girlfriend of 14 years, producer Cydney Bernard. The longtime partners reportedly separated after a series of arguments, according to a report from the Daily Mail. The couple, who have two children together, first publicly addressed their romance just months before ending their relationship at an awards show. Despite rumors of a torrid split, the former couple were last spotted enjoying a warm embrace in Bel-Air, Calif., in May.
According to E! News, Hedison dated Ellen DeGeneres for three years before calling it quits. The former couple reportedly split due to DeGeneres' burgeoning relationship with her now wife of five years, “Arrested Development” actress Portia de Rossi.