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Charlize Theron Adopts Baby Boy

Charlize Theron Adopts Baby Boy

Charlize Theron has adopted a baby boy!

The 36-year-old Oscar winning actress “is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson,” a rep for the actress told in a statement.

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Charlize has been laying very low lately – we haven’t seen her out since late last month! She will hit the big screen next in the upcoming films Prometheus and Snow White and the Huntsman.

Jackson is the first child for Charlize.

Congratulations to Charlize!!

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  • Lucia

    Congratulations mommy.

  • Robsten_Fan

    Love her… <3

  • shez

    WTF! Where did that come from? Wasn’t expecting it but congrats.

  • Carona

    Congrats to Ms. Theron very happy for her

  • congrats

    Good for her! Anyone know what country the baby is from?

  • YoungOski

    aww thats sweet.. she is beautiful love her.

    5 Reasons You Should Date Outside Your OwN Race – this ARTICLE makes points that got me 2nd guessing my choices! lol

  • G

    She’s GORGEOUS, good for her an independent woman. CONGRATS

  • Gossipgirl

    @congrats: @congrats: The baby is African American, born here in the US.

  • Oh lord

    Every celeb wants at least one black child. It gives them street cred.

  • Fassdong

    Congrats Charlize! Thank you for giving this child a loving home! That’s what’s most important about an adoption. Not what race the kid is. I know you will make a great mother!

  • Helen

    Good for her ..

  • A

    @Gossipgirl: Just curious but how do you know this? Where did you get that info?

  • Dana

    Great news for her, although I always thought she would end up with her long-term boyfriend – they seemed to have such a low-key, genuine relationship.

  • !

    Wow, this is quite a surprise! Congratulations to the new mommy!

  • hopeso


    I love it as a person’s name ever since i hear that Ricky van Shelton song

    School let out at 3:00 and i pick Jackson up
    got the tent and the sleeping bag in the back end of the truck

    Love that song love the name.

  • just me

    Congratulations! Pretty mommy you deserve it!

  • Mary

    Stuart Townsend must be hurt – 9 years with her, and now she’s a single mom

  • sillyme

    I don’t think there’s any question about the race. White celebs rarely adopt white babies, mainly because they’re hard to get. Only question is whether the baby is from the US or Africa.

  • Rosy

    Congrats beautiful Charlize

  • Love me boy

    Wow. She’s such a stunner. A walking Goddess, seriously. She’s VERY close to perfection. Yet she doesn’t have a baby with a man :/ I feel bad, if a woman like her can’t, could I!?!

  • Love me boy

    My God, I forgot my good manners. CONGRATULATIONS to her =) The only fact that she adopted is cute

  • anon

    @congrats: The United States, I believe.

  • Stacie

    So Happy for her .I think she will make a wonderful mother !!! Congrats Charlize. : )

  • A

    @sillyme: It’s hard because there aren’t many white babies available to adopt. Black babies get adopted the least which is why it’s easier to adopt a black baby. There are more available.

  • A

    @A: To add: It’s hard for anyone to adopt a white baby, not just celebs.

  • Vesper

    What difference does it make if the baby is black or white, American or not. Last time I checked all babies are children of God not just white americans!!

  • Alex and charlize

    Congratulations to charlize and boyfriend Alexander skarsgard, I would love for them to have some little Vikings of there own but there giving a child love, home, stability.
    Carnt Waite to see al three of them out and about, what a beautiful family xx

  • ugh

    yeah the world needs more single moms of wealth passing over their black/ asian babies to their nanny’s, while they jet set around the world and give not a sh8it about a father figure orsense of stability and continuity for that child. why don’t they just get a dog. or collect antiques.

    cue madonna, heigl, bullock

  • randa

    @Alex and charlize:

    I was just gonna say, hello Jackson, goodbye Alexander…no way is he ready to settle down..and Im willing to bet when he does it will be with a Swedish woman and his own children

  • heyya


  • Lois


    So you’d rather those children not be adopted or wallow in poverty? Nice sentiment @sshole. Too bad you didn’t suffer the fate you’re wishing on those children. Please don’t breed and pass on your ugly.

  • RE

    For a celebrity, adopting a African-American or African child is not because its easier or cheaper. That is not a concern for them. Charlize adopted an African-American or African child because there are a much higher number of them who need to be adopted. Because uh you know, the way our nation oppresses them.

  • XYZ

    Enjoy ur future thug, idiot! White children arent good, u had to follow ur handlers agenda and buy a black pet! To hell with u both!

  • A

    @XYZ: WTF are you talking about?

  • Domino

    I’m so glad she adopted from the US. There are as many babies in need of a family there.

  • baby

    So why did she leave her BF of 10 years, to then be a single mom? They say it’s has been 2 years. But this sounds like it just happened. She has been looking sad the last couple of months, if she was adopting and knew a baby is coming soon she would look happier. She sounded like she wanted to have one herself and she was shopping for a daddy but that didn’t work.
    Anyways a baby got a home so that is good.

  • Here’s the baby
  • ta

    Awww, I’m so happy for her!
    Maybe Jackson and Flynn will be buddies! She is very good friends with Orlando. Maybe Jack and Flynn can get acquainted while Charlize helps Orlando practise his SA accent for Zulu.

  • isis

    People talk about racism against black people. But we see white couples or white single parents adopt black or asian children. But you don’t see black couples adopt a white kid or asian kid. WHY? The black celebrities adopt black kids. You don’t see them go to russia or romenia adopt a blonde with blue eyes kids from the orphanege in bad conditions.

  • o.m.g

    What is wronge with skarsgard ????????? didn’t he want charlize , she is a stunner any man would give there right arm and leg to make babies with charlize, skarsgard said he wanted children back in 2009 …………interview??? and he aint no spring chicken at 36 if he wants kids and charlize was looking for a baby daddy ?? …………………….. Was charlize not good enough for his babies.???? :(
    yet Alexander dated skinny Kate bosworth of all people

  • gael

    There are a lot more African American children available for adoption in this country. Simple as that. Too many white couples are chasing after white children and there’s not enough to meed the demand. I don’t understand why. If adoption is seen as a positive thing as it should be and they’re not trying to hide it, or pass the child off as their biological child, then race should not matter. But unfortunately it does to many people.

  • Gossipgirl

    @gael: I like your comment, I think you have a valid factual point.

  • Reply

    Maybe she didn’t want Skaarsgard, not the other way around. IMO she has the upper hand, not him. The relationship with Bosworth lasted as long as it did probably because she clung on for much longer than necessary.
    I didn’t even know Charlize was dating anyone. When did she and Skaarsgard date?

  • A

    @Here’s the baby: That’s not her baby, that’s a friends of hers baby

  • A

    @Reply: No one knows for sure if they ever dated. What people are speculating about is the fact that they went on a date at a gay club. That’s all the so called evidence they have.

  • getttt

    @Domino: Why does it matter if the kid is from the US or not? For goodness sakes, American lives are not worth more than anyone else. Get over yourself.

  • A

    @isis: Why should the black celebrities go to Russia or any other poor white country to adopt a baby when there are so many black babies readily available for adoption in the US? It makes no sense.
    For white celebrities, yeah they could have gone to Russia or any white majority country where there are a lot of poor white babies in need of adopting but some choose a black African baby instead, I don’t know why but I suspect it’s just easier and doesn’t take as long? However, if they want to adopt an American baby I don’t think color matters to these celebs hence why we see Sandra Bullock and Charlize adopt black African American babies..

  • getttt

    @isis: Are you serious? There are a much higher rate of black children who need homes and currently live in poverty. They have much less opportunities than white children. It makes perfect sense why a Black actor would want to adopt a black child. This is not racism. You are delusional to call it so.

  • A

    @A: And another thing…Some people simply don’t care about the color of the babies skin and that’s very refreshing!