"I Am So Grateful"

Charlize Theron is grateful for the strong Black women in her life who help make up the village she relies on when raising her daughters, Jackson and August. The Addams Family 2 star recently shared the importance of asking for help when rearing her girls.


“I am so grateful to the incredible village of strong Black women in my life who I can pick up a phone to, or come over to my house and they’ll tell me: ‘You need to stop doing this,’ or ‘these baby hairs are breaking off. What are you doing?'” Theron shared. “So they put me in my place, and because of them I feel this great confidence in raising my girls,” the actress declared.

Charlize Theron has come under significant scrutiny because of her decision to rear her oldest daughter, Jackson, as a girl. The youngster came out to her mom as transgender when she was 3-years-old, which sparked a massive debate. Some accused Charlize of forcing her will on Jackson. Others supported the celebrity mom in her efforts to encourage her oldest daughter to be confident in her skin.

“I try to have [a] consistent conversation so that it doesn’t feel like we just talk about things where there’s too much importance underlying where they get freaked out,” Theron shared when discussing how she helps Jackon and August navigate the road of identity. “I find that for them, it’s easier for them to just share and talk about these things,” the actress revealed. “I’m also looking to them,” Charlize further explained. “They need examples, so I’m trying to create that for them.”

Charlize Theron adopted Jackson shortly after his birth in 2012. Charlize adopted her youngest daughter in 2015. The celebrity mom is excited to star in the Addams Family 2 and to watch the film with both of her children.

“I felt very lucky to be asked to be a part of this,” Theron recently said of her portrayal of Morticia Addams in the family comedy. “I definitely do not get to share a lot of my work with my kids,” Charlize admitted. “They’ll probably be in their late 50’s before they get to see anything [else] that I’ve done.”

You can stream the Addams Family 2 on YouTube as well as Amazon Prime.

Photo: Charlize Theron/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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