April 23, 2014 4:41 PM EDT

Academy Award winner Jodie Foster over the weekend married her girlfriend of a year, Alexandra Hedison.

Foster, 51, began dating Hedison last summer, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Hedison, a photographer, was formerly in a relationship with Ellen DeGeneres until 2004.

Little more than a year ago, Foster gave a news-making speech in accepting a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes that many saw as her public coming out.

“I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age,” she said, “But now I’m told, apparently, that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a prime-time reality show….No, I’m sorry, that’s just not me. It never was and it never will be.”

[Hollywood Reporter]

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