If you were watching the Golden Globes this Sunday, perhaps you witnessed Jodie Foster‘s (second) coming out speech. Perhaps you also noticed that Jodi’s strapping sons, 14-year-old Charles and 12-year-old Kit were also in attendance. And maybe you also took note of Mel Gibson sitting right beside them — which is apparently all it takes for some to think the actor might their biological father. Yup, I’m as clueless as you are.
New York Post reports that “some in Hollywood” think it’s awfully suspicious that Jodi Foster thanked Mel Gibson in her speech (who in that industry should ever express heartfelt gratitude to a colleague?)
The Post even has an “amateur genealogist” quoted as saying that the children resemble him. Their theory goes:
If Gibson, a father of eight, donated his sperm to Foster, it would explain her fierce loyalty to the troubled star while the rest of Hollywood shunned him over his anti-Semitic remarks and abusive treatment of Oksana Grigorieva, the Russian girlfriend who bore his last child, Lucia, 3.
To be fair, the press isn’t inventing some multi-decade friendship out of mere seating arrangements. Jodi Foster and Mel have reportedly been BFFs ever since they starred in the 1994 film Maverick together. Of their relationship, the mother even said “I knew the minute I met him that I would love him the rest of my life.” The two even play poker together!
Don’t worry though. There is another bestie of Jodi Foster’s in the silly “spot the biological dad” game: the late Randy Stone, a casting-director friend who passed away in 2007.
Either way, Jodi is reportedly waiting until her sons turn the big 2-1 before she will share the identity of their biological father. It better be worth the wait.