After years of speculation Jodie Foster has finally come out, well kind of.
Foster took to the stage to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at this years Golden Globe awards and used the opportunity to finally put rumours of her sexuality to rest, in a very fitting way.
A visibly nervous Foster built up to the moment of truth everyone knew was coming, “I’m just going to put it out there, loud and proud … I am, uh, single.”
She spoke of the importance of privacy when you spend your life growing up in the public eye. The 50 year old has spent the last 47 years on screen, starring in commercials from the ages of three and hitting the big screen in the cult classic Taxi Driver at thirteen. She says that now days people expect celebrities to share their whole life with the public, living their lives on reality television shows and sharing everything in press conferences.
“I’m sorry, that’s just not me and it never will be,” she said.
“I hope you’re not disappointed that there won’t be a big coming-out speech tonight. I already did my coming-out about a thousand years ago.”
In 2007 Foster made mention of a female partner and thanked ”my beautiful Cydney who sticks with me through all the rotten and the bliss,” when she received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at the 16th annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 breakfast.
The mother of her children, Cydney Bernard was also thanked in her Golden Globes Speech, “There is 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.”
The Silence of the Lambs actress commanded the attention of a teary eyed A list crowd and has been the talk of Twitter ever since, with overwhelming public support for a fiercely private woman.
| Sarah Murphy