Top Stories

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.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Charlize Theron

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!!

Like Just Jared on Facebook
Credit: Jason Merritt; Photos: Getty
Posted to: Celebrity Babies, Charlize Theron, Jackson Theron

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Jared Leto's glorious hair evolution- US Weekly
  • Guess who this little Santa Claus turned into- TMZ
  • Ariana Grande reveals she's repulsed by Santa Claus- Gossip Cop
  • Sweet Suspense and Jordan Fisher drop "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" after JJJ takeover- Just Jared Jr
  • Exodus banned in Egypt due to historical mistakes- Entertainment Weekly
  • Eight movie scores we'll still listen to in 2015 - Huffington Post
  • Prince Harry's hot Christmas exercise- Lainey Gossip
  • North Korea calls President Barack Obama a monkey- The Hollywood Reporter

93 Responses to “Charlize Theron Adopts Baby Boy”

  1. 1
    A Says:



  2. 2
    Lucia Says:

    Congratulations mommy.

  3. 3
    Robsten_Fan Says:

    Love her… <3

  4. 4
    shez Says:

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

  5. 5
    Carona Says:

    Congrats to Ms. Theron very happy for her

  6. 6
    congrats Says:

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

  7. 7
    YoungOski Says:

    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

  8. 8
    G Says:

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

  9. 9
    Gossipgirl Says:

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

  10. 10
    Oh lord Says:

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

  11. 11
    Fassdong Says:

    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!

  12. 12
    Helen Says:

    Good for her ..

  13. 13
    A Says:

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

  14. 14
    Dana Says:

    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.

  15. 15
    ! Says:

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

  16. 16
    hopeso Says:


    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.

  17. 17
    just me Says:

    Congratulations! Pretty mommy you deserve it!

  18. 18
    Mary Says:

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

  19. 19
    sillyme Says:

    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.

  20. 20
    Rosy Says:

    Congrats beautiful Charlize

  21. 21
    Love me boy Says:

    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!?!

  22. 22
    Love me boy Says:

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

  23. 23
    anon Says:

    @congrats: The United States, I believe.

  24. 24
    Stacie Says:

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

  25. 25
    A Says:

    @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.

  26. 26
    A Says:

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

  27. 27
    Vesper Says:

    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!!

  28. 28
    Alex and charlize Says:

    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

  29. 29
    ugh Says:

    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

  30. 30
    randa Says:

    @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

  31. 31
    heyya Says:


  32. 32
    Lois Says:


    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.

  33. 33
    RE Says:

    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.

  34. 34
    XYZ Says:

    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!

  35. 35
    A Says:

    @XYZ: WTF are you talking about?

  36. 36
    Domino Says:

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

  37. 37
    baby Says:

    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.

  38. 38
    Here's the baby Says:

    the baby looks white to me

  39. 39
    ta Says:

    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.

  40. 40
    isis Says:

    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.

  41. 41
    o.m.g Says:

    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

  42. 42
    gael Says:

    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.

  43. 43
    Gossipgirl Says:

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

  44. 44
    Reply Says:

    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?

  45. 45
    A Says:

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

  46. 46
    A Says:

    @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.

  47. 47
    getttt Says:

    @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.

  48. 48
    A Says:

    @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..

  49. 49
    getttt Says:

    @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.

  50. 50
    A Says:

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

  51. 51
    Red2 Says:

    @ta: Not SA accent, Afrikaner accent. The two are not synonymous.

  52. 52
    flower girl Says:


    Thank you. SO sick of this only adopt from the US or why are they adopting overseas.

    What the F does it matter. Children need homes. Regardless of the Country or color of the child. It is such a shame that people uses adoption to attack other celebs who adopt outside the US/
    There are so many families in this country that have children from other countries. I would be offended to hear how some people have to categorize children or where they are adopted.

    She has a baby. He is hers. She is his. That is all that matters and should matter

  53. 53
    Shallow much! Says:

    Maybe he never met her in the first place ever thought of that. But you basing this from NE story. If he did meet up with her maybe he was just not that into her. RR and her were an item last year but he wasn’t that into her either and now he is with Blake and they seem happier. Maybe Alex is into someone else,.. or not readyt for kids or even adopted kids. Who knows but you saying that there is something wrong with him because she is a stunner is very shallow and stupid.

  54. 54
    Sayer Says:

    @Gossipgirl: And you know how?

  55. 55
    @o.m.g (your a bit silly) Says:

    I really cannot see Alexander taking on an adopted child that he himself has not been apart of the process just because it is the lovely Charlize Theron,
    I don’t even think there in a relationship. Where would they find the time to work on there new relationship , new baby plus busy work schedules ever thought about that ?? Obviously not

    according to an FB post on one of the alex jj posts they were at eleven bar or gym bar just hanging out casually and nothing more
    and then of course every gossip site spun and blew it up way out of control just like the Elizabeth Olsen vanity fair dating debate. No further sightings or new info from either of these rumours

  56. 56
    Carona Says:

    @@o.m.g (your a bit silly): I notice that too nothing saying any futher sightings . some blogs already saying Alex is a father and they don`t even have confrmation as if they are truly a couple . I don`t think Alex may want adopted kids he would probably want his own maybe he would i don`t know i`m not him so who is it for me to say . Well i am glad she is a mom and what wonderful mom she will be . I love her

  57. 57
    yep Says:

    Congrats and blessing to you both!

  58. 58
    g Says:

    Really happy..all the best for CT and (‘.’)Jakson

  59. 59
    ta Says:

    Thanks for the clarification.

  60. 60
    sara Says:

    congrats charlize !! love u

  61. 61
    sofia Says:

    Im happy for her and surpirse at the same time i wasn’t expecting this one so fast, but i always knew she’ll be one day a mother she always said it, and oh what a beautiful name finally a normal celebrity child name! Welcome Jackson!

  62. 62
    drinks up Says:


  63. 63

    WTF! Is this the latest hollywood trend? The truth is most single mom’s struggle to make ends meet. These stars make it seem so cool and glamorous to be a single mom, when in fact it is tough in the real world. Then they parade the kid around in designer duds like a new toy poodle. So sick of Hollywood idiots.

  64. 64
    gracemarie Says:


    All of whom are very good mothers – to0 bad you didnt have one

  65. 65
    thetis Says:


    So sick of idiots like you.

    Being famous or rich doesn’t mean you are not a good mother anymore than being poor or middle class guarantees you are a good mother.

    Jealous much? How sad

  66. 66
    stay at home Says:

    Didn’t CT say when she’s dating someone or even thinking about it she has them hang out at her house to avoid the scrutiny? Maybe AS is spending his free time in Malibu these days. I don’t think her having a baby would bother him. When did she adopt?

  67. 67
    AGA Says:

    OMG–That’s great news and am happy for her. BUT am confused why this news brings out such silly comments. Most celebs/people hoping to adopt don’t care what color there bub is,just they can give a child all the things/love it needs. Also,who cares if the bub comes from Russia,Vietnam,china,Ethopia or the US as long as the child is taken out of poverty or the foster system,it’s all good!!

    The only celebs I can think of who adopted a white baby is Mariska Hargity who got Andrew a couple of months after adopting AA– Amaya and Sharon stones Boys Oh–Sheryl Crow’s boys too.
    I hope all these family’s are happy!!

  68. 68
    Helen Says:

    Great news! Congratulations!

  69. 69
    Marco Says:

    I’m so happy for her.
    I’m sure that its much better than Oscars nominations.

  70. 70
    >>> Says:

    Now, I Love Her More :)

  71. 71
    deea Says:

    so nice to hear she adopted! there are so many souls out there who need help! go charlize! congrats!:*

  72. 72
    florence Says:

    What a beautiful news congrats to Charlize, such a nice mature generous woman, what a lucky baby!!!

  73. 73
    please Says:

    @Shallow much!: huh you are the shallow one here ,and the delusional one get your fact straight before you open your big mouth, first she and RR never been an item, he says the tabs are putting him with stunning actresses are just rumors, and btw Charlize has more stature than both RR and AS ,they are not in her level , second we have no clue if the rumors of that AS are true since she is single and a world class famous stunner they want to link her with some’s comes from the National Enquier!!!

  74. 74
    Dani Says:

    Fantastic! This will be her most beautiful role!

  75. 75
    Alex Says:

    Oh, WOW. That’s very sudden.

  76. 76
    No you are Says:

    Please you are way shallower. CT is higher level than the two dudes. bwahahahaha. You should not be calling people shallow. LOL STANS!!

  77. 77
    Burn Says:

    Well she doesn’t have to worry about losing the baby fat. You know stars are all about their face and figures.

  78. 78
    ColinG Says:

    “Mirror…mirror on the wall…who will have the cutest baby of them all?”
    “You will my lady.”
    “Why thank you :3″ Thus making the evil queen a good mommy!

    If y’all dont understand that, shes the evil queen in the new Snow White and the Huntsman movie, not the silly Julia Roberts one!

  79. 79
    hmmm Says:

    firstly @Red2: you’re right and said exactly what i wanted to say to @ta (no.39)
    But i don’t think Charlize will be able to teach Orlando even a Afrikaner accent. Because in every interview I’ve seen her in when they ask her to do a SA accent she just speaks Afrikaans she says she can’t do an Afrikaans person speaking English because she was never taught English while she was in SA (according to her), so her first English accent was American. I can’t argue with that cause i grew up in the city and was born in the 1990s so even the Afrikaners i know speak English.
    Secondly I know this is going to sound wrong but being patriotic her baby better be from South Africa, i don’t care about the race.

  80. 80
    mchammer Says:

    Someone adopted a baby from the usa! Go Charlize Theron! It’s time someone helped American children. Well Angelina Jolie when out of the country to adopt because no one in the USA would give that siick crazy brother kissing ,***** a baby in the states,so she had to go get one from desperate village people.

  81. 81
    marilyn Says:

    ugh @ 03/14/2012 at 3:17 pm

    oh, so you think that a father is required for a sense ‘of stability and continuity”. that every woman should be married before having a child. well, here’s the deal. I work as a volunteer through our local church with children who were physically and/or sexually abused by, you guessed it, their fathers. in two cases by both a father and an uncle. you want to ask these children if they felt safer and more loved having a father around?

    in the end it doesn’t matter if the child is raised by a single parent, a straight couple or by a same sex couple. what only should matter is that the child is wanted by a parent or parents who will love, protect, and nurture this child into adulthood. Charlize wants to do that with this baby and all power to her.

  82. 82
    faz Says:

    I love her, she’s an independent woman!

  83. 83
    US WEEKLY Says:

    print edition of Us Weekly ( behind the news of Charlize’s baby, note comment from the Theron source, yeah the publicist):

    Charlize’s Vampy Date!

    Is love biting Charlize Theron? The Snow White and the Huntsman actress, 36, went out with True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard, 35, March 3. “They kept to themselves,” a witness says of the new couple’s low-key night at Gym Sportsbar in West Hollywood, adding, “he picked up the tab, and they left at the same time.” A Theron source explains to Hot Stuff, “Charlize and Alexander did go on a date, but they’re not dating dating – yet!”

  84. 84
    amy Says:

    I work in the system and i can tell you for a fact that White blond blue eyes and healthy BOYS are the most with demands. Adopting a healthy baby which most celebs do is not a real sacrifice, adopting older children who are longing to have family are the hardest. I wish they were given more attention in the media.

  85. 85
    signage Says:

    Very classy of her to keep this quiet during her awards campaign. Much happiness to her new family.

  86. 86
    Carona Says:

    @US WEEKLY: Why is this article saying they not dating ,dating yet it`s a yes or no answer . Have they been seen out and about since the 3rd on other dates or something why would her publicist come out with a story like this if she is a private person and so is Alex the “dating “, “dating yet is where i think the source should have directly stated they are Did Alex confirm it as well . I remeber he never truly confirmed him and Kate Bosworth as dating so this has me puzzled and millions of others .

  87. 87
    sarah Says:

    Beautiful inside and out, i’ve always loved this brave strong woman, down to earth talented stunning and generous such a class act, i wish her all the best! Jackson you are one lucky baby!!!

  88. 88
    tilda Says:

    I think we can safely bet they’re dating. I don’t know how she finds time with a new baby. The US Weekly thing probably came from a CT source but the NE articles came from someone who knows AS. They were too close to the truth.

  89. 89
    tish Says:

    The tabs are total BULL. Sick of their crap..

    I heard on the television today but just caught the end as was in a hurry wasn’t paying much attention that Charlene T adopted a baby boy Jackson (which is one of the most popular names in the daily newspaper this yr although is a cool name but not rare that’s for sure. My new nephew is 2 weeks old and is Jackson…love the name.

    also she adopted from Africa by herself as a single mother and is not dating anyone so is prepared to put her all into her new beautiful baby.

    They mentioned both Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s name but honestly thru my haste i didn’t catch what they meant . I do think they were saying she adopted from Africa the same plcae that The Jolie Pitt’s adopted their child. which child would that be the little girl Zahara?

    We will eventually know, What i heard was on Sun late afternoon.

    Congratulations to Mommy and Jackson, very happy for both.

  90. 90
    Strange Says:

    THis story is to cover the fact that Alex and Charlize are together . it is strange that she adopts a baby boy release the statement soon after she and Alex were seen together that was only to get the heat off them as a couple get it . it was perfect timing people pay action how fast this story was reported they are dating the baby story is getting the heat off them

  91. 91
    Ann Says:

    I wish she had baby with Stuart.

  92. 92
    drew kul breez Says:

    i hope its a white baby. there are plenty of white babies who need adoption right here.

  93. 93
    Christiana Says:

    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.

A Member of Townsquare Entertainment News | Advertise here