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Jodie Foster Hasn't Fallen in Love Yet

Jodie Foster Hasn't Fallen in Love Yet

Jodie Foster is featured in this week’s cover story in Parade. She never married but has two sons: Charles Bernard Foster, 9, and Kit Bernard Foster, 6.

In the article, Jodie opens up about her childhood influences, how she almost quit acting and how being a child prodigy is “inherently lonely.”

On not opening up about her personal life: “I don’t think there is any good thing about fame. In this business, in order to care for yourself and the people you love, you have to separate your professional life from your personal life.”

On having not yet fallen in love: “Oh, my life is basically from the head up. I’m definitely not proud of that. I’m very analytical.”

On protecting her kids from the spotlight: “I do what I can. We try not to go out at night or go places where there’ll be 20 photographers. I try to minimize their exposure to assaults.”

What’s strange is that Jodie made paid tribute to longtime companion film producer Cydney Bernard during an acceptance speech in December 2007 at a breakfast for Hollywood Reporter‘s Women in Entertainment. Does that not count as love?

Check out more interview tidbits at Parade.com. Jodie‘s new family comedy-adventure, Nim’s Island, opens on April 4.

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    Jodie is an excellent actress and to be commended for not discussing her personal life. I have much respect for her.

  • Rae

    With the psychos that chase her I’d be keeping my kids as protected and away from everything as possible too. She’s always been one of my favorite actresses and I’m glad she’s still making movies. I’m looking forward to Nim’s Island. Her child prodigy line is sad.

  • salma

    i just saw THE BRAVE ONE yesterday she was AWESOME i’m impressed always loved her
    YOU GOOOOOOO JODIE

  • Kate

    Do the people at Parade not know that she is gay and has been in a long-term relationship with a woman for many,many years??

    Just wondering?

  • Wyatt

    What a sh*tty think to say about not falling in love. She’s been with that lady Cynthia for years. I’m shocked by that comment from Jodie. It’s so disrespectful

  • cbn_nc

    And yet her children have “Bernard” in their names. Talk about things that make you go ‘hmm’.
    She sucks.

  • cbn_nc

    And yet her children have “Bernard” in their names. Talk about things that make you go ‘hmm’. I don’t like her.

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    I think she is AMAZING, just needs to come out already!

  • Lem

    She said she’s analitycal not that she doesn`t love her partner.

  • lol

    her wife should dump her

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  • Marie

    No doubt a class act. People need to shut up about their personal lives, I am so sick of people like Angelina Jolie talking about her family (as if we even know them) and trying to bring familiarity to an audience of people she does not know or care about. Jodie is a class act and a great actress

  • neil

    Some people feel lonely alone and some feel more lonely in a loveless relationship and some are just happy to be in a companionable relationship, where demands of devotion aren’t being made. My mother has been in one like that for years now. They travel together, have meals together and who knows what else but the bottom line is that they are both each others’ protection against loneliness. Maybe Jodie’s relationship is shaped differently because of the children and her sexual preference but the bottom line is the same. Pragmatism over romanticism. For some people that is good enough.

  • bear

    Yay my favorite actress and role model since I was a little girl. And Jodie has yet another creepy stalker after her. The girl is in her 40s is settled down wtih kids and she still can’t escape the crazy weirdos who probably shouldn’t have watched Taxi Driver on repeat. And people wonder why she’s so private. Leave her alone. She’s a brilliant actress and the classiest and most intelligent lady in the busienss. She’s a living legend and icon in my book. To go from being a sensation as a child actor to a 2 time Oscar winner and doing a lot for women’s roles in film and opening films #1 at the box office even in her 40s. She has had a brilliant career and has handled it with dignity the whole way through. She should be a role model to others too and people should leave her alone about her personal life.

  • justjazz

    I really like Jodie Foster too. She is a great actress. I saw her 07 movie” Brave One” Excellent! just the other night on our pay tv network and thought it was fantastic. They rated it a 2 star but it easily should have been 3 as in very good.

    I give her credit for what she said about keeping her life as private as possible. What good would it do JF to start talking about her g/f Cynthia except to give people somthing to dislike about her. With the anonymity on our computers you notice the homophobics out there by large numbers who will hold that against her wonderful acting.

    I have always liked Jody Foster’s smarts.
    Go Jody will be looking for your new movie when it comes out.

  • bear

    and that line about falling in love is taken so out of context. She doesn’t talk about things like that. She was just meaning that she’s not the type of person that romanticizes things because she is very analytical and intellectual about everything.

  • Lillianne

    I could care two hoots and a holler about her personal life. Her acting is awesome and she has consistently entertained through all of her work. I’ll admit to wanting to peep her kids but oh well, my life will remain the same if I don’t get to see them.

    Beautiful dress by the way. Love you Jodie!

  • JMO

    I find it weird that she plays the straight role so much. I’m not asking her to come out, she doesn’t owe anyone that. It’s a personal choice. However, I also find it boring and insulting to my intelligence that I’m supposed to believe she’ s 1. straight and 2. isn’t selling her personal life. She is doing both, she’s just more low key about it. And she has found love with a partner for over a decade. Like I said, stay inside your closet but don’t think you’re fooling anyone. No one’s that good an actor. Not even you.

  • Wyatt

    Marie @ 03/12/2008 at 5:38 pm

    No doubt a class act. People need to shut up about their personal lives, I am so sick of people like Angelina Jolie talking about her family (as if we even know them) and trying to bring familiarity to an audience of people she does not know or care about. Jodie is a class act and a great actress
    ———————————————————————————————

    Oh grow the F up. Every celebrity is asked about their personal lives. You think Jolie or anyone else like Jennifer Garner or Kate Beckensale flounce into an interview volunteering information? You dumb F*ck

  • justa mia

    Jodie has more class in her little finger than…well, you get my meaning. She is a national acting treasure and should not be expected to play lesbian roles just to reflect her sexuality. Acting is about playing a part no matter what your emotional, intellectual or sexual nature actually is. It’s like saying you can’t play an action role unless you are moonlighthing in fight clubs or WFW Raw or something similar.

    Her classiness is manifested dramatically by the fact that she keeps her personal/family life PRIVATE and does not look to use that part of her life to keep her on the cover of tabloids. She is an ACTRESS not a celebrity or a “movie” star. And all these people should follow her lead when it comes to using their kids for publicity. I should not be seeing pictures of all these stars children from Madonna, Tom Cruise, Reese Witherspoon, G Paltrow, Jolie-Pitts and on and on. What are they thinking – allowing their kids pictures to be spread all over the media? That is so low-class.

  • bear

    JMO you’re being unfair. She is an actress and an iconic actress not some celebrity offering up her life to the world. She doesn’t owe us anything but her great work onscreen and tha’ ‘s where it ends. And she’s smart enough to keep the focus on her work. When she has to do interviews to promote her films (she’s under contract to do them you know) she keeps the focus on her work not her love life and sexuality. Meryl Streep is straight and is the same way. Just because Jodie is a lesbian doesn’t mean she has to go around waving a flag.

    To me she sets a better example by living her life normal and away from the spotlight. She has already thanked and acknowledged her girlfriend publicly what more do you want? She’s smart to be private. And I think all true actors straight or gay are smart to keep their private life private. De Niro does it and Jodie does it. She’s been through a lot having her life invaded by psychos so she doesn’t owe us anything so leave her alone.

  • esther

    Well, maybe she’s just an honest and realistic person who’s in a commited relationship but is not “in love”. sorry for those who live in Disney world but being in a relationship doesn’t necessarily mean being in love

  • bam!

    Yeah where does she actually say “I’ve never been in love” or anything even resembling that sentence?!…all she says is that she goes with her head 1st & is analytical. she still rockz & will forever be one of my fav actresses simply cos of Silence of the Lambs (dear god I love that film!)

  • babytee

    What a filthy , degenerate lesbian. surely she will burn in hell.

  • mel

    Maybe she means with A MAN!

  • bear

    shut up baby tee. She rocks!

    And you people aren’t getting that interviews are taken out of context. She probably didn’t ever answer the question if she’s ever been in love. Instead she probably gave this long winded response where she talks about being an analytical person that thinks from the head up and not being the type of person that romanticizes things. If you’ve seen jodie in an interview she is the master at spinning questions without revealing personal stuff. That quote was taken completely out of context obviously.

  • bear

    besides she once wrote about how she was in love with a boy at Yale when talking about the whole Hinkley thing. And she said when she watches her old movies she remembers people she was in love with. So obviously the quote is taken out of context.

  • bear

    yeah bam Silence of hte Lambs rocks. It’s my favorite film of all time so obviously I love Jodie as an actress. NO one could play Clarice Starling as perfectly as she did. Clarice Starling role is a groundbreaking role for women and it even inspired the X- Files Sculley. How cool is that?

  • Kayla

    “I don’t think there is any good thing about fame.”

    Then get a real job?

  • Lenny

    The more gays want it to be normal the more it is not. It is what it is, and that homosexuality and nothing more. 75% of people will always think it’s not normal, unless you live San Francisco. That’s the reason Rosie O is so angry.

  • Hmmm

    Jodie, is one classy person, and alot of peeps in Hollywood could learn alot from her.

  • Kayla

    Alright, I have another quote I have a problem with.

    “That’s why I couldn’t rebel. That’s why I couldn’t get lost for days on end. I always had to work.”

    Who the hell, as a teenager, ever gets to get lost for days?? There are kids out there who literally must work for their families to survive. And none of them are out there acting and complaining about how rough life is when you get WAY overpaid to do shit. They are way underpaid to do more labor than she ever has.

  • neil

    I can’t believe people here are so naive about the business of celebrity. The ‘celebrity’ is only a small part of the business just like politicians are a small part of the business of government. It is the celebrity rags, etc who decide who’s life gets to be over-exposed by the viewing public and that is determined by money, idiots. That this story on Jodie Foster is stuck at 2 pages of readers’ comments should tell anyone with any degree of insight why she isn’t all over the pages of US weekly etc. Besides Jody falls into a unique category. Her story in the 80′s was all about the obsession of her by a mad man that allmost killed a sitting President, supposedly for her benefit. Nobody wants to revisit that.

  • SofiaRocket

    Maybe loneliness is the price great actors have to pay for their gift. I mean she has a partner but no great love, cos she’s married to her job. You can’t have everything.

  • rjp3

    They gave her a chance to be honest — and yet again she lied.

    Her decision to deny who she is and deny her lover and co-parent of her children is disgusting.

    What an AWFUL way to bring up children.
    What an AWFUL message she is teaching them.
    To be happy you have to LIE and HIDE.
    Do her kids get to be honest about their two Mom’s or have
    they be instructed to lie as well.

    DISGUSTING WOMAN
    and a shameful role model for all people Gay, Straight, Bi and Lesbian.

  • rjp3

    The more gays want it to be normal the more it is not. It is what it is, and that homosexuality and nothing more. 75% of people will always think it’s not normal, unless you live San Francisco. That’s the reason Rosie O is so angry.

    THIS IS THE IGNORANCE JODIE FOSTER’S SILENCE AND LIES REINFORCES — she is an awful SELFISH PERSON.

    Straight Supremists love CLOSETED FEARFUL GAYS LIKE JODIE.
    How ironic she plays BRAVE WOMEN in the movies so well but in
    REAL LIFE she is a COWARD !!!

  • libraesque

    This is PRECISELY why she does not EVER do interviews. There is NO WAY that her quote about being analytical was a response to a question about having ever been in love, ONCE AGAIN the media is twisting around quotes, and it’s disgusting. She would never disrespect her wife this way

  • libraesque

    #41 you may want to check yourself. First of all it isn’t JF’s JOB to “come out”.
    Some statistics claim 8.8 million people are gay in the U.S., and they’re treated like S H I T. Leave the JOB of coming out to the Ellens of the world, who reach a wide audience on a daily basis, not JF. She made a decision a LONG time ago to keep her private life private after the acute trauma of March 30, 1981 and STILL has crazed stalkers harrassing her to this day (one was just recently arrested)
    You’re trippin’ if you think she’s lying to her children or telling them to lie to anyone, get REAL. Everyone and their grandmother knows about JF and no one CARES if she’s a lesbian.
    You want a real case of a lying hypocritical celeb, who not only has been living a lie for 20 years, making everyone sign confidentiality agreements to say he’s NOT a raging h o m o, marrying and marrying and marrying people of the OPPOSITE s e x and dragging them into his charade, PLUS involving his children in the SHAM and DECIT that his “wifes” child is his biologically??? Go shout off the roof tops about Tom Cruise…NOT jodie foster

  • amy

    I don’t get it, far as I can tell she never said that she hasn’t been in love, unless it’s parade asking her why she hasn’t been in love i.e hasn’t had a public relationship or got married. I guess that would make more sense because then her response reads more like she thinks with her head so she’d never tell us about her partner cause it’s not in either of their best interests.

  • K

    @Wyatt: I think Jodie was being sarcastic to the reporter

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