Charlize Theron Opens Up Why She Raises Her Son Gender-Neutral And Lets Him Dress Up As A Girl

Date April 19, 2019

Charlize Theron is not a typical mom for her two adopted kids. The Hollywood actress raises her elder son as a girl and says she sees nothing wrong here. Still, fans are a bit confused about such parenting approach.


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“I always wanted to adopt my children”

Charlize Theron is a proud mother of two kids – son Jackson and daughter August. The actress adopted both her kids in 2012 and 2015.


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In her early interviews, Charlize opened up that she knew she would become an awesome mother someday and added she always wanted to adopt her children.

She told in an interview with ELLE:

I never saw a difference in raising an adopted child versus my own biological child.


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Raising a son gender-neutral

Charlize Theron has an unusual approach to raising her kids, in particular, her 7-year-old son Jackson.


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Charlize has been often spotted appearing with her son dressed up as a girl. Fans felt a bit confused about that, suggesting that the actress wants to bring up her son gender-neutral.


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As for Charlize, the star doesn’t hide the fact that she raises Jackson as a girl.

She said:

I thought she (Jackson) was a boy too, until she looked at me when she was three years old and said: 'I am not a boy!'

Charlize added:

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

Charlize Theron is not the only celebrity mom, who raises her kids gender-neutral. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt also totally support their daughter Shiloh in her intention to dress up as a boy.


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Do you share the parents’ desire to bring up their kids not considering a gender identity? We really want to hear your thoughts on this matter.