Since the news broke in March that Charlize Theron adopted a baby boy, Jackson, we have got to see some gorgeous pics of the little man, but we haven’t learned many details about him. Charlize has been very private about the whole matter, but has spoken publicly for the first time about her new family to Ellen DeGeneres revealing how old little Jackson was when she took him home and where he is from. Watch the new mom talk openly about the emotional journey she went on to bring her son into her family.
Jackson was 9 days old when Charlize took him home to her two dogs. She spoke candidly for the first time to Ellen about the fact that she is a single mother, but hasn’t found the adjustment to caring for a baby on her own difficult because she has had her dogs helping her. She also revealed that Jackson is not South African, as some people had believed given that Charlize herself was born there, he is American.
“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.”
The new mom also revealed how the journey of adopting her baby son was emotionally taxing, but also “the most beautiful thing.” It took her 2 years to go through the paperwork and process and finally the day came when she could call Jackson her son.
“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.”
Ah, I just love Charlize. She is such a beautiful woman, inside and out, and I think she is going to make such a great mother. This interview with Ellen really showed her sensitive side, and also her pure joy and love for her son, Jackson. I am so happy for her and her newly expanded family. Watch the interview between Charlize Theron and Ellen DeGeneres here…