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Charlize Theron Talks Adoption on 'Ellen'

Charlize Theron Talks Adoption on 'Ellen'

Charlize Theron opens up about the process of adopting her son Jackson on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing today on NBC.

“The process, it took around two years. My mom said the most beautiful thing. I’m going to cry. She said…it took me nine months to fall in love with you were growing in my stomach. She’s like it took you two years to fall in love with this little baby,” Charlize recalled. “It really took two years of just waiting and then one day it’s finally there. It just feels exactly how it’s supposed to feel. I don’t know how to describe it. It just feels right.”

“From the moment this baby came into our home….those two dogs have never been more in love. It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever witnessed,” Charlize said about her two pups welcoming Jackson. “People keep saying, oh you’re a single mom and I’m like actually I’m not. I got two boys (her dogs) helping me out. It’s incredible.”

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  • LinNa

    She is PERFECTION in person ! So stunning !
    And she also seems to be very undependant- doesn’t need a man to let her dream of a child come true …

  • julie

    I LOOOOOOOVE HER!!!! So happy for her and so happy she found another purpose in her life. She is classy, smart, beautiful, healthy and unprejudiced and THIS is the kind of idol girls need, not trashy Rihanna and bitc*hy Christina Aguilera.







  • Sorella

    I’m happy for her but she it’s like adoption has become a career move for her too (she is known as being icy so maybe to warm up her image). Seems like Sandra B. hasn’t talked about her little guy in almost 2 years half as much as Charlize has in the past month! But Or any other celeb who has adopted actually. Bit surprising considering she is usually so closed-lipped. But then again, she has 2 movies to promote, she is getting on in HOllywood years, so she knows how to play the game to stay populr, baby = new career move.

  • julie

    It’s so hard to believe there are so many negative people out there. Wow. Every relationship, every child, every piece of information they share is for their career? Oh God, I feel so sorry for you who can’t keep your hands off clicking the headline and yet feel like you can judge anyone. If you’re comparing to Sandra she was out of public eye after her divorce, so she didn’t even do interviews. Charlize has a bunch of movies lined up and I think it shows bigger love and devotion than if she said “I don’t wanna talk about my new kid”. Then you would all say that she is hiding him or she bought him. TWO YEAR PROCESS. Not once did she say a thing. Grow up, people, not everyone is Kim Kardashian and in need of publicity.

  • Ugonna Wosu


    you said it all so perfectly,…. I have nothing to add. Thank you!

  • Kim

    I am happy for her that she is a mum! But it strikes me as a little weird that she keeps referring to Jackson as ‘the baby’ instead ‘my son’.
    It seems she is still trying to bond perhaps. But lovely photos and her dogs look so cute as well!

  • Ugonna Wosu


    I have seen BIOLOGICAL parents refer to their child as “the baby”. Sometimes it just comes to you faster. People here and on youtube are reading too much into nothing.

  • 777

    @Sorella: That’s because Sandra Bullock is a class act! Charliz is another fame whore, slightly more talented than other famewhore’s but still a famewhore nonetheless.

  • Kim

    @Ugonna Wosu:

    That’s true! I am definitely happy for her though. She really wanted to be a mum for quite a while.

  • @

    Charlize is copying Angelina Jolie and Sandra Bullock with her black baby, except for the fact that neither of those two wh*red out their kids on every talk show and at every interview. She doesn’t look like she likes kids to begin with. She looks cold, distant and self-obsessed. She got that baby just to promote her crappy movie. Then she will give him back to his nannies.

  • *S*T*F*U*

    @Ugonna Wosu: Go away you annoying welfare dependent. You leave multiple posts on every single thread, responding to every single comment, as if anyone cares what you have to say. Get off Food Stamps and get a job you lazy cow. You have waaaay too much time on your filthy hands.

  • Ugonna Wosu


    it seems you do too. To not only see “multiple posts on every single thread”, but to be so affected and angry by them like you have nothing BETTER to do, lol. Hilarious.

    I don’t come to every thread. All I care about on this site is Charlize and her films, deal with it. Or get the life you’re telling me to have.

  • Charlize Fan

    @*S*T*F*U*: YOU SHOULD *S*T*F*U*!!!!

  • KN

    i actually agree with Sorella. Think there is big-time PR strategy happening with Charlize. Not saying she didn’t want or love the baby, but so weird how someone who can barely muster a smile (beautiful but never friendly at the best of times), who barely spoke about her long-term relationship, who barely makes kind of comment about her personal life all of sudden (hmm 2 movies out) talks about her kid alot when she’s on a PR round (I stress “PR”). She’s no longer so private it seems, she know she had to de-ice herself off (Sandy B. did not need that,s he is the poster child for friendly). It does smack of career strategy and for those who say like Julie, not everything is PR, I suggest brushing up on Hollywood 101, SO MANY THINGS stars use today is for PR, almost everything really now.

  • KN

    To clarify I am not saying that everything stars do is for PR. I am sure CT wanted this baby and loves him. But just saying that many, many things stars do in their personal life is USED for PR, eventually, it’s the name of the game and they all play it, their press people encourage it. Charlize is playing it because why so loose-lips now.

  • LisaLipps

    Looks great.

  • anonymous

    Gorgeous woman but never known for being friendly or sweet so her openess is surprising to me too. So once she is finished pimping her movies I am sure she will go back to being a prickly, icy B. But we the people buy the movie tickets and Charlize needs us people, she needs us!!!!!!!!!!

  • kim

    shes so annoying lately

  • stacy

    @KN: That’s because she’s getting old by Hollywood standards so she has to resort to this in order to get jobs and stay relevant. She is no Meryl Streep or Kate Blanchet who we never see on gossip sites.

  • Whycantipost

    I’ve asked this before on another thread, but where does the ‘Charlize is ice-cold, nasty and mean’ idea come from? I don’t know where people get that, because when I see interviews with her she seems smiley, making jokes etc.

    Only mention I have seen of her being mean is from Lainey Gossip. But take that with a bucket full of salt, since according to Lainey Gwyneth Paltrow is the best thing in the world, speaking of cold and full of herself -.-

  • Whycantipost

    If she only got the kid for PR;
    she adopts a kid who needs to be raised for 18 years (probably more), costs money, makes it harder for her to date, make people judge her more (people can be mean about working moms) and makes her have huge responsibilities all of a sudden.
    What does she get back? a couple of months of extra publicity.
    Seriously? How does that break-even?

    If she wanted ‘a good image’ she would have wh/ored around charity work (which she already does but doesn’t show off like most celebs) Or would have started an orphanage. Or did something for animals in need. Or something else that makes people think ‘oh CT is so nice to others’. You don’t adopt a kid and take all the responsibilities that come with it just for publicity. That’s the stupidiest thing i’ve ever heard.

  • Whycantipost

    *which I could edit posts, now i need to make another one -.-*

    Maybe her ex didn’t want kids? She said she has been busy trying to adopt for 2 years. Wasn’t this around the same time she became single again?

    Maybe she wanted kids, Stuart didn’t want them, they broke up and she decided to go through with her dream of having kids; signing up for adoption? Seems plausible.

    Could also explain why she never really talked about kids with the media when she was still with Stuart. If he didn’t want them it would be very weird to talk about it. People will ask follow-up questions; are u pregnant yet, when is it happening? And all of that while her partner doesn’t want a kid. What I’ve they had asked him; CT wants kids we’ve heard, when is it happening? ‘Never, i don’t want kids’ *media-frenzy* Would have been very awkward.

  • Ugonna Wosu


    people are intentionally ignoring the fact that this lady is in TWO of the HOTTEST movies of the summer! She don’t need no PR! There is HEAVY interest in her already!

  • Nat

    Shit I wish she would adopt me.

  • Helen

    I find her so beautiful. Another gorgeous hairstyle for her.
    I’m so happy that she has a baby to love.

  • Admirer

    Once in a while in my totally normal life, I still need to pop a pill or two to keep sane – this leads me to ask how this woman can remain sane for so many years in crazy Hollywood. She has no scandals, no sex tapes, no rehab, no sleeping around. She’s still making movie that matters. She must be doing something right. I have to laugh when I read about z listers going to rehab. Success doesn’t go to this woman’s head. Bravo Charlize.