Jodie Foster ‘Comes Out’ at Golden Globe Awards [VIDEO]
At last night’s Golden Globes, Jodie’s sexuality came up again, but this time she brought it up herself, by finally confirming that she IS gay.
Jodie was being honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award when she gave a somewhat strange, but ridiculously good speech, where she came out, without actually “coming out.”
At first, she teased it as a big announcement. She said, ‘I guess I just have just a sudden urge to say something that I’ve never really been able to air in public. It’s a declaration I’m a little nervous about . . . but maybe not quite as nervous as my publicist right now. I’m just going to put it out there . . . loud and proud . . . I am single.’
She was joking, obviously. But then she went on: ‘This is not going to be a big coming out speech tonight because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the stone age . . .’
She added, ‘Seriously, if you had been a public figure from the time you were a toddler, if you’d had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, then maybe then you too would value privacy against all else. Privacy.’
Jodie then thanked her ex-girlfriend, who was there with their kids. ‘There’s no way I could ever stand here without acknowledging one of the deepest loves of my life, my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love, but righteous soul sister in life, Cydney Bernard.’
If that wasn’t moving enough, she also paid tribute to her sick mother, who’s suffering from dementia. ‘I love you, I love you, I love you and I hope if I say this three times, it will magically and perfectly enter into your soul. You’re a great mom. Please take that with you when you’re finally okay to go.’
By the end, a lot of people shown on camera had tears in their eyes.