Jodie Foster was presented the Cecil B. DeMille Award at last night’s Golden Globe Awards for her lifetime achievement in the movie industry. But, it was Foster’s touching speech that left many of us in tears.
The 50-year-old actress used the moment to “come out” in her own way, but also stated how she likes her private life to remain private.
Jodie Foster’s sexuality hasn’t really ever been a secret, but she has never felt the need to publicly acknowledge that she is a lesbian.
Foster stated, “I already did my coming out about 1,000 years ago, back in the Stone Age.”
She explained that she had never hidden her sexuality, stating, “If you’d had to fight for a life that felt real and honest, against all odds, maybe then you too would value privacy beyond all other things.”
Jodie Foster questioned why public figures needed to put their private lives out for everyone to see, adding, “you guys might be surprised but I am not Honey Boo Boo child.”
Foster went on to express how proud she is of her “thoroughly modern family” as the camera panned over to her sons and she also gave thanks to her former partner and co-parent, Cydney Bernard.
To her children, she said “this song, all of this, this song is for you.”
Foster opened up about her apparently ailing mom that there was not a dry eye in the house.
“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, fill you with grace and the joy of knowing that you did good in this life,” she said on stage. “You’re a great mom. Please take that with you when you’re finally okay to go.”
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