At age 31, Lauren is now able to live openly and authentically with her partner as they walk hand-in-hand on the beach or attend awards shows decked out in elegant gowns. “I’m happy in a way I don’t think I’ve ever been.” This dynamic pair enjoys hockey, surfing, and sharing outdoor adventures.
Ellen said what’s great about their relationship is the support for each other’s booming careers.
Actress Jodie Foster made a splash at the 2013 Golden Globes when she came out (though she refrained from using the words “gay” or “lesbian”) in her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. The very next year, she made headlines again by marrying actress and photographer Alexandra Hedison, most famous for playing Dylan Moreland in the Showtimes series “The L Word.” Jodie and Alex are a private couple, preferring to snuggle indoors with their dog Ziggy than play the role of celebrity.
Recently, Jodie has taken a step back from acting to focus on spending more time with her wife and kids.
It all unfolded gradually on camera as a close friendship became something more.
“I was falling in love with her,” Stephanie recalled, “and I didn’t know how to identify it because I thought I was straight.” The pair felt comfortable teasing each other from the get-go, never taking offense to any joke.
They would go on to found the Daughters of Bilitis, the first social and political organization for lesbians.The couple became well-known advocates who fought for decades to legalize gay marriage.Although they moved in together and had lived in domestic bliss since 1953, it wasn’t until 2004 that they were able to marry in California — a marriage that was later voided by the California Supreme Court.In October 2015, the couple got married, and in July 2016 they brought home newborn twin boys, Max and Finn.“Once you follow your heart, it’s all of a sudden so easy,” Stephanie said of her journey into Tig’s arms.