Jodie Foster’s tentative move out of the closet, at an awards show last week, may be the work of an old friend who, rumor has it, may be the father of her children, the Daily Mail reports. Foster thanked her live-in partner Cydney Bernard—calling her “my beautiful Cydney”—to fulfill a promise to gay director Randy Stone, the Mail says, an old friend who died in February, after making Foster promise to come out.
Foster has jealously guarded the identity of her children’s father, but the rumor mill has pegged Stone, their godfather, as the dad. Until last week, she’d had taken pains to keep her love life similarly veiled. “It was her way of honoring Randy,” a friend said of the outing. “She's 45 now and not looking to play romantic leads opposite men any more.”