Mel Gibson is once again at the center of speculation after it was rumored that he may be the father of Jodie Foster's children. The tales began on Twitter almost immediately after the actress' Golden Globes speech, during which she cleared up rumors about her sexuality. Some viewers highlighted the likeness between Foster's sons Charles, 14, Kit, 12, and Gibson as they sat together at the awards' ceremony.

In her heartfelt speech, Foster told the Braveheart actor, "You know, you save me, too." She has never revealed her son's paternity and reportedly said she won't tell them until they turn 21. "The kids look like him [Gibson] but blonder," said one amateur genealogist told the New York Post. It would go some way to explaining Foster's fierce loyalty to Mel Gibson, despite his anti-Semitic scandals and alleged abusive treatment of Oksana Grigorieva, his former Russian girlfriend and mother to his daughter Lucia, 3. 

While Hollywood movie producers shunned Gibson, Foster worked with him on the 2011 movie The Beaver and called him "one of the most loved people in the business," adding, "He's not saintly and he's got a big mouth. But I knew the minute I met him that I would love him the rest of my life."

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