It certainly seems that way.
Foster, who won the Cecil B. Demille lifetime achievement award for her 47 years in show business, managed to get the crowd all teary eyed with a touching speech thanking her mother right before taking a sharp turn into the discussion of sexuality.
In 2007, Foster acknowledged her female partner as “my beautiful Cydney,” at the Women in Entertainment breakfast, but never officially confirmed the relationship.
Tonight, Foster revved up the crowd by saying she had a confession.
“I just have the sudden urge to say something I’ve never been able to say in public. A declaration that I’m a little nervous about. Not quite as nervous as my publicist, huh, Jennifer? But uh, you know, I’m just going to put it out there. Loud and proud. I’m going to need your support. I am — single,” she said. “I’m kidding.”
She went on to say:
“I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age. In those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends, and family, coworkers and then gradually, proudly, to everyone who knew her. To everyone she actually met.”
Foster says that being in the public eye since three years old has made her value privacy, hence never coming out before.
In the minutes following her speech, Jodie Foster started trending on Twitter as well as stirring up stories about the real meaning of what was just said.