Actress Charlize Theron usually keeps her children out of the public eye, but she made an exception for National Daughters Day on September 25, sharing a few rare photos of her adorable girls.
An Oscar-winning actress, Charlize Theron is a proud mother to her adopted Black daughters, 8-year-old Jackson (who came out as transgender in 2019) and 4-year-old August Theron. Theron took to Instagram to share a few sweet family photos. One photo shows Theron and her daughters around a beautiful unicorn-themed cake, and three more cute photos show the girls spending time together. The post was captioned: “My heart belongs to these two beautiful powerhouses. I will never be the same. Happy #NationalDaughtersDay ❤️.”
In July, Charlize Theron discussed the tough conversations about racism she has with her girls in the wake of the May 25 murder of Minnesota resident George Floyd at the hands of police, which set off a wave of Black Lives Matter protests nationwide.
“The day I became a parent, I just vowed that I would always tell them the truth, in a way that they could handle. I feel like this is such an important moment for them, for all of us. And, you know, they have an awareness. I think we forget how aware sometimes our kids are,” said Theron.
“I wanted them to know what this was all about, what happened to George Floyd, and to so many other Black bodies that have died from this violence. I wanted them to have an awareness of how unfair and how unjust all of this is,” she continued. “I know that there’s a part in telling them some of that ugliness about the world that would make them grow up a little bit faster than they should have or would have normally during this period, but I think this is too important of a moment to not be completely transparent.”
Charlize Theron said that her girls “handled it really well,” but admitted it was “heartbreaking” at first. “They couldn’t understand that people would let something like that happen,” said Theron. Since then, Theron says her children have become “very active in protesting and wanting to make signs,” and is proud of how her girls have grown. “They’ve become little warriors in their own right,” says Theron. “I can take no credit for it.”