Lesbian icon Jodie Foster and her lady friend Cydney Bernard have called it quits after 14 years.
Just six months after Foster, 45, publicly acknowledged her relationship by thanking her “beautiful Cydney” at an awards ceremony last December, the power couple has supposedly split, according to the National Enquirer.
“Jodie’s break up with Cydney is shocking. She and Cydney have been together for so many years and have two children together – the potential fallout and legal wrangling from this could be monumental,” a source told the Enquirer.
After years of speculation, Foster finally acknowledged her hush, hush relationship with Bernard, 54, at the Women in Entertainment Breakfast when she thanked “my beautiful Cydney, who sticks by me through all the rotten and the bliss.”
Since Foster and Bernard hit it off on the set Foster’s 1993 film,Sommersby, they’ve led a quiet life, raising two sons, Charlie, 9, and Kit, 6, together.
While the two-time Academy Award winner for The Accused and Silence of the Lambs, refused for years to speak publicly about her private life with Bernard, the couple has worn matching Tiffany eternity rings on their wedding ring fingers for several years, The Daily Mail reported.
Fiercely protective of her private life, Foster has forgone hiring household staff for fear her private life would be leaked to the public, The Daily Mail alleged, adding that she refuses to answer the telephone or to carry a mobile phone.
Besides protecting her children and her personal life with Bernard, Foster has attempted to remain out of the public eye since 1981 when John Hinckley attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan to get her attention.
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