January 14, 2013, 4:17 pm Claudine Zap

Delivering a rambling and confessional speech, Jodie Foster, honoured for the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement in film at the 70th Annual Golden Globes, addressed rumours that she is a lesbian. She said, "I'm just going to put it out there, loud and proud, right? I am...single. I'm kidding."

She added, seriously, "I came out a long, long time ago." She said that did her coming out to friends a long time ago (though not in a public forum), acknowledged she had a female partner when she thanked Cydney Bernard, who she also called out as the co-parent of their children.

GALLERY: 2013 GOLDEN GLOBE WINNERS. Credit: Getty Images

Bringing many to tears, Foster, who has been on camera most of her life as an actress and a director, suggested her career will be changing: "I'm never going to be up on this stage again. I will continue to tell stories, but from now on, I may be holding a different talking stick."

Jodie's "co-parent" Cydney Bernard with their son Charles Foster. Credit: Getty Images

Jodie Foster later cleared things up in the pressroom and said she is not retiring.

The 50-year-old added, "Jodie Foster is still here, I still am, and I want to be seen to be understood, deeply and to not be so very lonely."

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Claudine Zap writes for Yahoo! Movies

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