Jodie Foster comes out at Lansing Leadership Award?

Jodie Foster was awarded with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at the 16th annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast Tuesday, Foster reportedly gave a moving speech, candidly telling the gathered crowd, “I’ve been working in this business for 42 years and there’s no way you can do that and not be as nutty as a fruitcake.”

Foster is notoriously silent about her personal affairs and the significance of the “eternity ring” she never removes, and an attending LA Daily News reporter speculates Foster had quietly come out to her working woman peers.

From the LA Daily News:

Toward the end of her remarks, Jodie thanked those nearest and dearest to her. Among them was “my beautiful Cydney who sticks with me through all the rotten and the bliss.”

Since she has always been so intensely private, I was surprised at the public acknowledgment of who I presume is Cydney Bernard, the woman who is widely reported to be her life partner.

Defamer writes that it is “not as if this was some great secret: Even the first entry of Bernard’s IMDb trivia section mentions their relationship, having met in 1993 on the set of “Sommersby’ ”


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