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Actress Charlize Theron says the 7-year-old male child she adopted is actually a girl: ‘I thought she was a boy, too’
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Actress Charlize Theron says the 7-year-old male child she adopted is actually a girl: ‘I thought she was a boy, too’

The Hollywood star dishes on her parenting

Actress Charlize Theron says that her seven-year-old child Jackson isn't a boy, like she originally thought — he's apparently a girl — and she's raising him that way.

What are the details?

Theron, who adopted the child in 2012, said that Jackson told her when he was three years old, "I am not a boy," according to the Daily Mail.

"Yes, I thought she was a boy, too," she told the outlet. "Until she looked at me when she was three years old and said, 'I am not a boy.'"

And so, based on this pronouncement from a toddler, Theron decided to raise the child as a girl.

The Hollywood actress, 43, has one other adopted child named August. Now Theron says that she has "two beautiful daughters."

"So there you go!" she explained. "I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect and I want to see thrive."

She added, "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."

"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," Theron explained. "And I will do everything in my power for my kids to have that right and to be protected within that."

Theron officially confirmed the news to the Daily Mail after the child was spotted out in previous years wearing decidedly feminine clothing.

In December, Theron told "Black Panther" star Michael B. Jordan that she has two African-American daughters that she wanted to show the award-winning superhero film.

Theron, who grew up in South Africa, said that her upbringing helped mold her into the person she is now.

"... 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," she said.

The actress added, "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."

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Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor

Sarah is a former staff writer for TheBlaze, and a former managing editor and producer at TMZ. She resides in Delaware with her family. You can reach her via Twitter at @thesarahdtaylor.