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Cydney Bernard: Who Is Jodie Foster's Former Partner?

01/14/2013 01:29 pm ET | Updated Jan 15, 2013

Jodie Foster not only confirmed she's gay while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards -- she announced she's single.

Though they are no longer together, Foster publicly thanked her former partner and mother to her two sons Charlie and Kit, Cydney Bernard. While many are considering Foster's speech last night to be her official coming out, she's publicly spoken about Bernard before. According to The Wrap, while accepting an award at the Women in Entertainment Breakfast in 2007, the actress thanked "my beautiful Cydney, who sticks with me through all the rotten and the bliss."

The former couple met on the set of the 1993 film "Sommersby," where Bernard -- now a producer-- was working as a production coordinator.

In 2008, it was reported that the two broke things off, ending their 15-year-relationship.

Foster is very protective of her privacy and has not spoken about the breakup. But it was reported that Foster broke up with Bernard in order to pursue a relationship with writer/producer Cindy Mort, whom she met while filming "The Brave One" in 2006.

Though Foster reportedly left her partner of 15 years for Mort, the two remain in close contact, as they share joint custody of their two sons, according to the Daily Mail.

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