Jodie Foster finally acknowledged her longtime ex-wife which in a sense “outed” the proudly 50 year-old actress on Sunday night. Jodie caps a year which sees multiple actors and actresses finally stepping out of the closet, quietly. Although sort of saying it in front of millions at the Golden Globes isn’t ‘quiet’, the “Foxes” actress showed her true class in her acceptance speech in front of her two beaming sons. Hollywood Life reported another male actor coming out today.
Jodie Foster grew up in front of all of us, and it’s nice too finally see that she can tell the world a little about her much guarded private life. Jodie must know what her speech meant to the millions of young lives struggling with their own sexuality.
Jodie Foster joins the recent reigns of actors, Matt Bomer, Neil Patrick Harris, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and the most recent Vincent Garber in acknowledging their sexuality.
Singers Ricky Martin, Frank Ocean, and newsmen Thomas Roberts, Don Lemon, Sam Champion and Anderson Cooper have all recently acknowledged their sexuality publicly without much notice.
Many gay women hailed Foster’s mention of producer Cydney Bernard, “one of the deepest loves of my life,… my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love but righteous soul sister in life, my confessor, ski buddy, consigliere, most beloved BFF for 20 years”, as her official outing.
Jodie accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award as she lovingly touched both of her boys on the way up to the dais, where she made the biggest speech of her public life. Cameras caught the emotional moment on the faces of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
Maybe Jodie didn’t give us the “I'm gay” moment, but she really doesn’t need to. We love her, we know her, and that’s all that is important.