Charlize Theron has revealed that her eldest child Jackson—who was originally introduced to the world as a boy—is actually a girl.
When asked about Jackson’s gender identity yesterday by The Daily Mail, Theron replied: “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!’”
The actress said she has “two beautiful daughters” and said she hopes to see them both thrive.
Charlize Theron on her daughters: ‘Who they want to be is not for me to decide’
The acclaimed actress continued: “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.”
She told the publication that her job as a mother is to celebrate and love her children regardless of their identities.
Theron also said that her parenting has been inspired by her own mother.
“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.”
Theron has spoken in the past about her difficult upbringing with an alcoholic and violent father.