Video: Jodie Foster comes out publicly at Golden Globes

Mon. January 14, 2013 7:29 AM by News Staff

jodie foster at golden globes

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Los Angeles, CA - Jodie Foster, who has long kept her private life guarded, thanked her lesbian ex-partner at the Golden Globe Awards that aired Jan. 13 on NBC.

"I guess I have a sudden urge to say something that I've never been able to air in public that I'm a little nervous about. But maybe not as nervous as my publicist. So I'm just going to put it out there, loud and proud. I'm going to need your support on this. I am... single," Foster said to much applause.

"I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age," said Foster. "In those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends, and family, coworkers and then gradually, proudly, to everyone who knew her. To everyone she actually met. But now, apparently I'm told, that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a prime-time reality show. You guys might be surprised, but I'm not Honey Boo Boo child."

Foster, 50, was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for a lifetime of cinematic achievement. During her acceptance speech, she thanked her co-parent and ex-partner, Cydney Bernard.

"There's no way I could ever stand here without acknowledging one of the deepest loves of my life," said Foster. "My heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love but righteous soul sister in life, my confessor, ski buddy, consiglieri, most beloved BFF of 20 years, Cydney Bernard."