Jodie Foster Left Holding the Bags After Marriage

4/24/2014 2:10 PM PDT

Jodie Foster After Marriage To Ellen DeGeneres' Ex -- Left Holding the Bags

Wearing her brand new wedding ring and cuffed jeans, Jodie Foster was photographed for the first time as a married woman Thursday in Santa Monica -- carrying some serious baggage.

As we reported, Foster and her photographer girlfriend, Alexandra Hedison, tied the knot over the weekend after dating for about a year. 

Foster has never explicitly acknowledged her sexual orientation -- last year's Golden Globes speech (the one about "coming out 1,000 years ago") was the closest she ever came. And it was pretty great.

BTW ... Hedison was once Ellen DeGeneres' girlfriend.