You may have seen the story floating around just weeks ago about actress Charlize Theron’s eminent romantic accessibility. Want a date? She’s “shockingly available.”
She’s also stunningly open-minded. In fact, she’s decided that her son is actually a daughter.
The actress recently told the Daily Mail she’s been raising her adopted child, Jackson — who’s seven — as a girl since the little boy was three.
She marveled to the outlet:
“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!'”
Hence, Charlize started out with one of each, and ended up with two little girls:
“So there you go! 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.”
For the Hollywood mom, declaring her child the opposite gender of his sex is simply part of the job:
“My job as a parent is to celebrate them and to love them and to make sure that they have everything they need in order to be what they want to be. And I will do everything in my power for my kids to have that right and to be protected within that.”
The true African-American — who grew up in Johannesburg — said you can blame it on her childhood.
And what a childhood it was:
She laughs: ‘You can blame my mom for the fact I don’t know any better! You know, I grew up in a country where people lived with half-truths and lies and whispers and nobody said anything outright, and I was raised very specifically not to be like that.
‘I was taught by my mom that you have to speak up; you have to be able to know that, when this life is over, you’ll have lived the truth you’re comfortable with, and that nothing negative can come from that.’
The drama of Charlize’s early years is well-documented. The tough life on a remote farm outside Johannesburg, South Africa, tormented by an alcoholic and abusive father who would regularly and viciously beat Charlize’s mother, Gerda.
Then the last tragic day when Charlize was 15 and her father, Charles, who ran a construction business, returned home in a rage, carrying a gun and threatening to kill both Charlize and Gerda.
Instead, in front of Charlize’s eyes, in what was later ruled an act of self-defence, Gerda shot him dead.
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