Big congrats to Jodie Foster! Man, between the baby births, the marriages, the suspected engagements (we'll get to that shortly) and the SUN, we're full of the joys this morning. Not even being sarcastic - the grimace has turned into a grin and everything!

Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend of a year, Alexandra Hedison.

The actress - who confirmed she is gay at the Golden Globe Awards last year following years of speculation - tied the knot with the photographer in a secret ceremony over the weekend. This isn't just speculation; a spokesperson for the Oscar-winning star confirmed the reports to E! News.

The couple started dating last summer and were first spotted attending a technology seminar at Fox Studios in Los Angles together.

A source previously said: "It's pretty serious. They are totally in love."

The 51-year-old star previously dated Cydney Bernard, with whom she has two sons, Charles, 15, and 13-year-old Kit.

She thanked her former partner, whom she split from in 2008 after 20 years together, while accepting a Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes in 2013, while addressing rumours about her sexuality for the first time.

She said: "This is not going to be a big coming-out speech tonight 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."

Alexandra's previous relationships include a three-year stint with Ellen DeGeneres. They dated until 2004.