Some in the audience were moved to tears as she came out (well, sort of) and addressed the issue of her mothers ailing health, while others remained baffled as to whether she was ending her 47- year career in Hollywood.
Speaking about her sexuality, she said: ”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. [It's] a declaration that I’m a little nervous about – but maybe not quite as nervous as my publicist right now. I’m just going to put it out there – loud and proud.”
And with her arms open, she added: ”I am single.”
“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 … but now apparently I’m told that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a primetime reality show, ” she added.
Celebrities reacted positively on Twitter as she became a trending subject, but we wanna know, what do you think?
Watch her speech in full below…