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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.

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!!

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  • Red2

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

  • flower girl


    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

  • Shallow much!

    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.

  • Sayer

    @Gossipgirl: And you know how?

  • @o.m.g (your a bit silly)

    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

  • Carona

    @@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

  • yep

    Congrats and blessing to you both!

  • g

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

  • ta

    Thanks for the clarification.

  • sara

    congrats charlize !! love u

  • sofia

    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!

  • drinks up



    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.

  • gracemarie


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

  • thetis


    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

  • stay at home

    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?

  • AGA

    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!!

  • Helen

    Great news! Congratulations!

  • Marco

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

  • >>>

    Now, I Love Her More :)

  • deea

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

  • florence

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

  • please

    @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!!!

  • Dani

    Fantastic! This will be her most beautiful role!

  • Alex

    Oh, WOW. That’s very sudden.

  • No you are

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

  • Burn

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

  • ColinG

    “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!

  • hmmm

    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.

  • mchammer

    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 ,bitch a baby in the states,so she had to go get one from desperate village people.

  • marilyn

    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.

  • faz

    I love her, she’s an independent woman!


    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!”

  • amy

    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.

  • signage

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

  • Carona

    @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 .

  • sarah

    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!!!

  • tilda

    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.

  • tish

    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.

  • Strange

    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

  • Ann

    I wish she had baby with Stuart.

  • drew kul breez

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

  • Christiana

    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.