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Charlize Theron Says She Is Raising Two Daughters, Not a Boy

Charlize Theron Says She Is Raising Two Daughters, Not a Boy

Charlize Theron is opening up about her children.

The Tully actress confirmed that she originally adopted her seven-year-old, Jackson, thinking she was a boy.

“Yes, I thought she was a boy, too. Until she looked at me when she was three years old and said: ‘I am not a boy! So there you go!” Charlize explained in an interview with the Daily Mail.

“I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect and I want to see thrive. They were born who they are and exactly where in the world both of them get to find themselves as they grow up, and who they want to be, is not for me to decide,” she went on to explain.

Charlize adopted Jackson in 2012 and another daughter, August, in 2015.

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  • Curt Noydb

    Whatever it takes to keep you relevant I guess.

  • KS_in_TP

    Total madness. Little kids go through all kinds of phases and say all kinds of things. There is almost never a deep, long-lasting meaning to any of it. What did Charlize do after that — start TELLING the child he’s a girl? Did she start buying him girl clothes and girl toys? Exactly where does the child’s identify come from — his own mind or from his mother’s socio-political influence?

  • KS_in_TP

    She reminds me of when Gwen Stefani was practically orgasmic in an interview telling the interviewer that wanted a gay son and that it would be such a gift and that she “prayed for God” to give her the blessing of a gay son. It was completely irrational.

  • Lamia Tlm

    He refuses to be called a boy right now, he doesn’t identify himself to it she should put him in prison to please you? Have you ever heard of Dysphoria? This doesn’t happen in a day or for fun…Charlize did anything boyish to him took him to karate sports at 3 even though he told her im not a boy, at 7 yo he refused it went into crisis, what she is doing is listening to him, support her child and loving her child for what he is right now, she won’t oppress him or reject him to please ignorant intolerant haters, she said when they’ll grow up they will find themselves she won’t decide or force him to anything.

  • Lamia Tlm

    So stupid there is no comparison

  • Hypnotist

    Sick bitch

  • KS_in_TP

    Absolutely the same. It’s wishing something on a child before the child can even independently know about itself.

  • KS_in_TP

    Oh fuck off, snowflake.

  • Lucy

    OMG, just because a toddler at only 3 years old says he is not a boy Theron is convinced he is a “she”. C.Theron seems to have CONVINCED this child he is a girl. I knew Theron is a little on the weird side, but this takes the cake.

  • Lucy

    She’s had him in wigs for years, obviously she took the word of a 3 year old as gospel. This is one of the craziest things I’ve ever heard.

    I know C. Theron has had mental problems since she watched her Mother literally blow her father’s head off with a double barreled shotgun when Theron was 15. Her Mother also shot her uncle. This had to cause severe damage to a girl who was close to her father.

  • Lamia Tlm

    She didn’t wish anything on a child you fuking ignorant hater, she was always dressing him as a boy, from 1 to 6, even though he was telling her he was not boy, at 7 HE refused it rejected it doesn’t want to be called a boy and get into crisis, you obviously have no idea what Dysphoria ignorant hater

  • Lamia Tlm

    It’s people like you who make me sick

  • Sansa Squad

    Good for her! If all parents supported their children like this there would be a lot less pain and hate in the world.

  • MyName

    Some kids go through stages of being a tomboy or whatever. I agree that the parents shouldn’t make an issue of it. The kids may outgrow it or maybe not. They can then be whoever they are when they’re adults.
    The hormones and hormone blockers decision could be an issue for parents whose respective children question their gender. That’s a decision which would affect their entire lives. I’d choose to wait until they were legally an adult but some feel that’s too late. I’m glad I don’t have to make such decisions though I’m certainly not prejudice.

  • Adri562a90na

    If you’re not going to have sex and make a baby with them, it does not matter if they’re a boy or a girl, so get over it.

  • person

    I completely agree with you! It is so weird! A young child saying they are a girl- but they are a boy- and then raising them to wear dresses and be called she? that is so – strange- and I dont think good for a child who cannot possibly make that choice at that young age- so screwy to parent that way

  • MyName

    Even little boys wore dresses prior to television advertisements. It was also after that when blue was marketed for boys and pink for girls. You joined the ranks of all those manipulated for money.

  • KS_in_TP

    What a truly idiotic reply.

  • KS_in_TP

    Get a fucking grip.

  • Hrlove

    I wanted to be a dinosaur when I was 3

  • trumpbaby2017

    Transgender is a mental illness and can be treated

  • Ash

    Zip it feminazi c#nt!

  • Maria M.

    Gender dysphoria is classified as a mental disorder. This child needs therapy. Parents shouldn’t cave in and encourage delusion just to make their children happy because they are not doing them a favor. This could be a phase and the child could grow out of it. We can’t know if this child is really a girl at such young age.

  • Lamia Tlm

    Gender dysphoria used to be called “gender identity disorder.” But the mismatch between body and internal sense of gender is not a mental illness. Instead, what need to be addressed are the stress, anxiety, and depression that goes along with it. People who have gender dysphoria feel strongly that their gender does not match with their physical traits Feeling that your body does not reflect your true gender can cause severe distress, anxiety, and depression. “Dysphoria” is a feeling of dissatisfaction, anxiety

  • Lamia Tlm

    Gender dysphoria used to be called “gender identity disorder.” But the mismatch between body and internal sense of gender is not a mental illness. Instead, what need to be addressed are the stress, anxiety, and depression that goes along with it.

  • Lamia Tlm

    People who have gender dysphoria feel strongly that their gender does not match with their physical traits Feeling that your body does not reflect your true gender can cause severe distress, anxiety, and depression.

  • Lamia Tlm

    As for the treatment : The goal is not to change how the person feels about his or her gender. Instead, the goal is to deal with the distress that may come with those feelings. The psychologists says just let the children what he feels and wants to be the more you force him the more the child do the opposite, wait until puberty to see if it will get fixed.

  • Lamia Tlm

    For the people who wants to know the symptoms of Dysphoria for children and for the teenagers : Symptoms & Diagnosis
    To be diagnosed with gender dysphoria, a person has to have symptoms that last for at least 6 months.
    In children, these symptoms may include:
    * Consistently saying they are really a girl even though they have the physical traits of a boy or really a boy if they have the physical traits of a girl
    * Strongly preferring friends of the sex with which they identify
    * Rejecting the clothes, toys, and games typical for boys or girls
    * Refusing to urinate in the way — standing or sitting — that other boys or girls typically do
    * Believing that even though they have the physical traits of a girl they will grow up to be a man; or believing if they have the physical traits of a boy they will still be a woman when they grow up
    * Having extreme distress about the body changes that happen during puberty

  • Lamia Tlm

    For the treatment
    As for the treatment : The goal is not to change how the person feels about his or her gender. Instead, the goal is to deal with the distress that may come with those feelings. The psychologists says just let the children what he feels and wants to be the more you force him the more the child do the opposite, wait until puberty to see if it will get fixed. Most of the time at puberty things will change.

  • Lamia Tlm

    For the people who wants to learn more about it here https://www.webmd.com/sex/gender-dysphoria

  • Texas Chick

    Here ya go with your feeling this and feeling that. He needs to see a psychiatrist and treatment. Not some hipster Hollywood Bimbo feeding into this crap. There are a lot of transgenders that say that they made a mistake when they transitioned ,,,,because they found out that even after changing they still had the same old anxiety, depression, etc. and it wasn’t because of other people but because they felt inadequate for some reason or another. That’s something you go to therapy and bring the reasons out in the open, not slap a weenie on it or in her son’s case chop one off.

  • Texas Chick

    People like you are part of the problem. How many participation trophy’s did you get in school?

  • Texas Chick

    I feel strongly that my bank account does not match my feelings on how much should be in there. This causes me severe distress, anxiety, and depression. I don’t see no one lining up to help me out of my predicament. Maybe I should go out and robs a couple of banks to make my bank account to match my feelings about it. P.S. do you know how ridiculous you sound?

  • Texas Chick

    Hey Charlize, honey is that you? The boy is being raised by a nut. People like her should not be allowed to adopt because she’s mentally ill. Anyone that believes the crap coming out of her mouth needs to go and get help themselves.

  • Lamia Tlm

    Dysphoria gender is medically scientifically proven, but again when you have ignorant people who will judge dismisses something they never experienced in their lifes and have no clue about what do you expect from them…

  • Lamia Tlm

    Who told you he haven’t seen a psychologists ?? I’m sure they have seen plenty you think this issue happen in a day or for a fun?? Do you have a clue of the process of the Dysphoria , the treatment what the psychologists tell in this cases is to let the child be and certainly do not force him into something he rejects, the more you do the more he do the opposite and the crisis will be increasing , wait until puberty to see if there is change, what she is saying is that he will find himself when he will grow up, she won’t force him or do anything to him.

  • Lamia Tlm

    Go tell that to the 71% untreated undiagnosed dysphoria gender people who will have suicide attempts on their teenage and adulthood

  • cuzjcacjo

    didn’t get brains to go with her looks. what a duma$$ woman

  • Judge Mental

    Another liberal nutjob. Wtf did she just ignore the fact that the kid has a wiener?

  • trumpbaby2017

    Plus the stupid parents are mental also.

  • trumpbaby2017

    And can be treated

  • Adri562a90na

    Honey, you’re the one making a stink over other people’s business. Keep your big nose to yourself and you won’t be so miserable all the time.

  • Maria M.

    I know exactly what Gender dysphoria is and it’s not at all different from Body integrity dysphoria. Inability to recognize your body as your own is a pathological condition. Research has shown that GID affects those who suffer from autism in a much higher percentage. Whether these conditions are genetical, neurological our purely mental is unknown and at the moment they are incurable. Scientific research to find a cure will soon be stigmatized due to political correctness. Obsessive desire to remove your body parts is not a form of self-expression. Dyeing your hair purple is a form of self-expression.

  • Lucas Shaffer

    I don’t have a problem with this. I do not agree with let the kid go through any surgery or hormone treatment but let the kid be. When the kid is older and says I like this penis and want to be a boy cool. If not and the kid still wants to be a girl cool. Not hurting anyone.

  • Lucas Shaffer

    And you probably acted like one for a little bit should your parents have out you in a mental hospital or just let it play out .

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    crazy white bythc!!

  • Casey C

    do you honestly think karate is a boy thing? plenty of girls do katate and martial arts

  • Hrlove

    Wh-what??

  • KS_in_TP

    The color thing has been around for 200 years and has nothing to do with marketing. It’s how people avoided the constant stream of “is it a boy or a girl?” Questions when they were out in the villages. There’s no deep meaning to it. It could have been any color but soft blue and soft pink is what became the norm.

  • KS_in_TP

    Agreed! It’s sickening that a mental illness is validated as normal behavior. This is common sense: when your MIND is telling you something that doesn’t reflect reality, then your mind is not well. The answer is to heal the mind, not force the body to obey.