Two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster made it clear once and for all at the Golden Globes Sunday night that she is in fact gay.
She won the lifetime achievement award known as the Cecil B. Demille Award and was given an introduction by Robert Downey Jr., who has been known to have a bisexual past in his own right.
Foster's roles have had a bisexual flavor, particularly as Franny in Hotel New Hampshire, and other roles that the character's sexuality was a bit blurred.
Foster was pretty frank:
"I'm here being all confessional, and I just have a sudden urge to say something that I've never really been able to air in public, a declaration that I'm a little nervous about, maybe not as nervous as my publicist right now. But I'm just going to put it out there, loud and proud, right? So I'm going to need your support on this. I am... single."
In past awards shows she has spoken about her partner Cynthia, and at one award ceremony in the past she talked about her gay friend (a male) who won an award.
This time, she said:
"There won't be a big coming-out speech tonight, because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago in the Stone Age, in those very quaint days, when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers 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 life with a press conference, a fragrance, and a prime time reality show. You guys might be surprised, but I am not Honey Boo Boo Child. I'm sorry. That's just not me, it never was, and it never will be, but please don't cry because my reality show would be so boring."
"If you had been a public figure from the time you were a toddler, if you'd had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, than maybe to you might value privacy above all else.... I have given everything up there from the time that I was three-years old. That's reality show enough, don't you think?"
Foster finished her speech by thanking her sons and parenting partner.
She is not retiring from acting, as some have speculated, but she did acknowledge it's a new era for her.