Jodie Foster Joins AA —for Her New Love
She's apparently dating Ellen DeGeneres' ex
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2014 10:25 AM CDT
Alexandra Hedison arrives at the Lucie Awards on Monday Oct. 8, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Jodie Foster is reportedly dating Ellen DeGeneres' ex, photographer Alexandra Hedison—and sources say the relationship is getting so serious that Foster has given up alcohol, because Hedison is a recovering alcoholic who has been sober for more than 10 years. Foster "joined Alcoholics Anonymous and has embraced a 12-step program," one source tells Star, according to Radar. "Now they are both sober ... Alex has no reservations about spending their lives together." But she wants Foster to be sober for at least a year before they get married, the source adds.

Hedison, 44, who dated DeGeneres from 2001 to 2004, reportedly had a hard time watching Ellen drink as she tried to resist the temptation. Foster "refuses to make the same mistake," the source says. "She’s finally found the woman of her dreams, so giving up alcohol was nothing for her. ... They're crazy in love." But last month, the National Enquirer reported that DeGeneres warned Foster off of marrying Hedison, over fears Foster would be taken advantage of, according to Celeb Dirty Laundry and the International Business Times. But "Jodie could not care less," says one source. "She thinks Ellen is a fool for letting a good catch get away."

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Thrilla Gorilla
Oct 25, 2014 3:51 PM CDT
I like Jody foster, I think she is a brilliant director/actor, etc. Of course, once you go Hollywood, it seems you give up your right to a private life and everyone gets to comment on everything you do. For all we really know, she didn't "join" AA. Since you don't really join, there are no dues are fees. There is no check to see if you are an alcoholic, you say you are one and you are. WE don't know her motives for going to meetings and quite frankly it's none of our business. She can go as support for her lover or she can go to help her not drink either is ok of course she should attend closed meetings unless she is a "real" alcoholic. Just sayin. She also has a right to make a mistake, hello, we do that all the time as humans. I know I do. I do wish the media gave a crap and didn't mention AA like they do, but again, they just don't care about anything or anyone but a "story." We all know the reason AA Shouldn't be mentioned in Press/Radio/Films. Back in the day, the media used to respect it but that was when the media WAS respectful. I hope Jody gets what she needs and finds happiness as well as her lover who has a lot to learn about recovery but then again, don't we all. "Live and Let Live!"
Sep 21, 2014 9:48 PM CDT
If you've been in recovery for 10 years, and you still can't be around other people drinking, you're doing it wrong. Managing your own demons by trying to control the people around you is not the path to wholeness; it's just another form of white-knuckling.
Sep 21, 2014 12:00 AM CDT
thats great. god for Jodie.