Jodie Foster accepted a Lifetime Achievement award at the 2013 Golden Globes and announced that she is single. She also took the opportunity on Sunday to announce that she is gay, but wouldn’t be holding a press conference to discuss it.
Jodie has been known as a mostly private person, but said, “Seriously, I hope that you’re not disappointed that there won’t 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 went on to say, “But now apparently, I’m told that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference…that’s just not me.”
She also spoke of her “ex-partner in love” Cydney Bernard, saying, “Thank you Cyd, I am so proud of our modern family, our amazing sons.”
She added to the audience, “If you had been a public figure from the time that 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 you, too, might value privacy above all else.”
Kudos to her for talking about something so private and doing so with dignity and class. We commend her.