Charlize Theron reveals she’s raising oldest child Jackson as a girl

The actress is mum to two adopted children


Charlize Theron has revealed that she’s raising her eldest child Jackson as a girl.

The actress’ seven-year-old child, who she adopted in 2012, was born as a boy – but now she identifies as a female.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Charlize said: “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!”

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The 43-year-old is also mum to a daughter named August, who she adopted in 2015.

She said: “So there you go! I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect and I want to see thrive.”

“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.

“And I will do everything in my power for my kids to have that right and to be protected within that,” she added.