The actress won the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement and although usually very private, spoke about her sexuality, her sons and her mother, who suffers from dementia, reports MailOnline.

“While I’m here being all confessional, I guess I just have just a sudden urge to say something that I’ve never really been able to air in public. This is not going to be a big coming out speech tonight because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the stone age – in those very quaint days when a fragile girl would open up to trusted friends and family and coworkers and then gradually proudly to everyone who knew her” she said.

Foster went on to credit her former partner, saying thanks to “heroic co-parent, my ex partner in love, but righteous soul sister in life. My confessor… most beloved BFF of 20 years, Cydney Bernard”

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