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Surprise! Charlize Theron Is A Mom!

A photo of Charlize Theron

But really, what a surprise, huh? The last I remember, Charlize Theron was talking shit about grown women wearing Hello Kitty fashion, and now she’s the mother of a little baby boy named Jackson. Crazy.

From Us Weekly:

Charlize Theron is now a mom!

A rep for the Oscar-winning actress, 36, tells Us Weekly in a Wednesday statement:

“Charlize Theron has adopted a child.  She is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson.”

According to a source close to the single Young Adult star, little Jackson was born in the United States, and is African-American. Jackson is the first child for Theron.

“She has always wanted to be a mom,” the source tells Us. “She is glad to be able to do it on her own now and is so happy to be a mom.”

The never-married South African beauty split with actor Stuart Townsend in January 2010 after nine years together — and the breakup prompted a whole new chapter in her life.

She told the December 2011 issue of Vogue, “This is the first time [being single] in my life. From the time I was 19, I’ve been in relationships, literally gone from one to the other within a month.”

Let’s be real, the surprise here isn’t the fact that she adopted a child. I don’t know much at all about her other than that she’s really, really pretty, she’s a wonderful actress, and she seems like a good person, and I have no reason whatsoever to doubt that she’d make a great mom. No, the real surprise is that no one knew anything at all about any of this. How weird is that? A woman we’ve never met went and adopted a baby, and I’m like “hey, how come I’m the last to know?” It’s bizarre.

But I’ll stop being weirded out about being weirded out so that I can urge you all to send your very best wishes to Charlize during this new and exciting time in her life. Don’t you guys remember? BABIES.

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