Jodie Foster came out as gay at the Golden Globes awards on Sunday while she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award, confirming the news she said she divulged years prior.
“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, 50, thanked her “ex-partner-in-love” Sidney Bernard, with whom she has two sons.
The legendary actress referred to Bernard as her “heroic co-parent” and “righteous soul sister in life.”
Many in the crowd teared up as Foster spoke of her ailing mother, who reportedly suffers from dementia.
“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. “You’re a great mom. Please take that with you when you’re finally okay to go.”
Foster concluded the speech by hinting at a retirement from acting. She later told reporters that she had no plans to stop doing what she loves.
*Watch her entire speech above this story