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.
March 15, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
Both Brad and Charlize have their own separate covers for W‘s February “Movie Issue,” and if you ask me, Charlize totally wins. Seriously, how good does she look? I ask you.
“I liked Mavis [in Young Adult], but no, I don’t think I need to like my characters. I do think empathy is very important. It’s crucial to understand circumstance and story to grasp the role in a truthful manner. Your characters are like your children: Sometimes they make you proud, and other times, you think, Oh, really?!”
“For the first eight years of my life, I didn’t have front teeth. I was pretty sick as an infant, and antibiotics rotted them.”
“I wanted to be a ballerina, but I was too tall, and I had too many injuries. What I loved as a ballerina was telling stories, and I could also do that with acting, so I eventually moved to L.A.”
Oh, Charlize. Could I possibly adore you any more than I already do?
January 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm by Jenn
“I’m pretty amazed by Hello Kitty. I see so many women in their 30s walking around in Hello Kitty shit and nobody is concerned for them. It’s the one iconic teenage symbol that seems okay for women in their 30s? The world seems to not have an issue with it.”
I was going to say that she’s being really judgey here, but I actually kind of get where Charlize is coming from on this one. See, here in the South, and you other Southern people can back me up on this one or else alert me that this is a more national trend, people are really into Looney Tunes. I can’t tell you how many grown ass women I’ve seen in a Tweety Bird shirt, and I’ve honestly seen more than one person with a tattoo of that Tasmanian Devil. I don’t get it, I really, really don’t.
But what do you guys think? Does Charlize need to back off, or do you think there’s something a little off about adults obsessed with things like Hello Kitty?
December 18, 2011 at 7:00 am by Emily
Sure enough! Charlize Theron can, and very occasionally does, look awful. No, I know. If I hadn’t seen photographic proof, I wouldn’t have believed it either.
What is going on here? Did someone in the New York Times building make Charlize cry? Because that eye makeup is horrible.
Here is a makeup tip from the pros: “don’t overblend eyeliner under the lower lash line.”
Unless you’re in a screamo band. In that specific case, your blatant misuse of guyliner might make you look like Jared Leto. (But under-eye mascara will only make you look like Ray Liotta. I’m sorry, but it’s true.)
There. You’re welcome.
Also. I have only a few pet peeves, and here they are: one, men in ponytails. Two, eyeliner-under-the-eye. Three, using a suit jacket as some kind of shawl. Did Charlize not have time to put both arms all the way into the sleeves? Come on.
Yes. Yes, I like those shoes. But it is 36 degrees in New York City today, so put those cute little toes away, Theron. Lady, this is sock weather.
I will accept your apologies, Charlize, but only if they are handwritten and delivered in-person.
(Images [obviously!] via Buzzfoto.)
December 11, 2011 at 10:30 am by Jenn
So it’s totally frightening how uncomfortable Charlize Theron made me during the whole entire forty-five seconds of this (NSFW due to language) new trailer. Seriously, like, I know people who act like this. Frequently.
But enough about that. I cannot wait to see this movie. We’ve talked it up here enough, and now the ball’s in your court, folks – are you going to spend the dough to see this in theaters, or wait ’til it’s in the bargain rental section at Blockbuster?
November 29, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Sarah
“I’ve never been single,” she says in the December issue of Vogue magazine, regarding her split last year from Irish actor Stuart Townsend.
“This is the first time in my life. From the time I was nineteen, I’ve been in relationships, literally gone from one to the other within a month.”
Why, hello, there, Serial Monogamy!
This is kind of a tricky quote, to be sure, but I really do feel for Miss Theron. I think I have managed to stay coupled for most of my young adult life, and whatever that quirk says about me, it doesn’t necessarily indicate a weakness in character. But losing your partner is so, so difficult, and for a long time you will not feel competent, and it can be awful to sit alone and try to take inventory of yourself. Of course Theron will use singlehood to develop a much more powerful sense of identity.