MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts has described Jodie Foster's Golden Globes speech as not “a staying in speech.”

In accepting her Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes, Foster, 50, delivered a rambling speech in which she repeatedly used the phrase “coming out” and described her former partner as her “ex-partner in love” but didn't actually say she is gay.

The vague speech left CNN anchor Don Lemon, who came out gay in 2011, confused.

“I wasn't sure exactly what she was saying, I was like, 'What is she talking about?'” Lemon said in an episode of Howard Bragman's Gwissues. “At first I was like, 'Did she or didn't she?' But it was a beautiful speech nonetheless.”

Roberts, who married his partner in New York last year, was less uncertain, saying it “certainly wasn't a staying in speech.”

“I don't think anyone can question where Jodie Foster is in her life,” he said. “This is a woman who has been in front of the public eye since she was three. She's 50 years old, she's getting a lifetime achievement award, she's lived her life in a public venue through the 70s, the 80s, the 90s, decade after decade, and we're all wondering what her personal life is, waiting for her to make some kind of magnanimous statement about coming out. So I don't think anyone can discount at this point that she is announcing that she is a lesbian and she's a happy woman and she's a mom and she's apparently single.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)