Jodie Foster comes out at Golden Globes


Hollywood actress Jodie Foster confirmed long-running speculation that she is gay by coming out at the Golden Globes awards yesterday, but joked she wouldn't be holding a news conference to discuss her private life.

The notoriously private Foster stunned the audience of stars and Hollywood powerbrokers as she accepted a life-time achievement awarded by announcing she was now single.

"Seriously, I hope that you're not disappointed that there won't be a big-coming-out speech tonight," she said, "because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age."

Foster said she had always been up front with trusted friends and family about her sexual orientation.

"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 said.

Foster (50) then talked to her "ex-partner in love" Sidney Bernard, from whom she recently split, and their two sons in the audience.

"Thank you Sid, I am so proud of our modern family, our amazing sons," Foster said.

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