Charlize’s baby is American – report

2012-03-15 10:01

Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron’s adopted baby boy was born in the United States and not South Africa, according to a report.

The 36-year-old South African-born star’s publicist released a statement saying “she is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson”.

A source told Us Weekly that Jackson, Theron’s first child, was born in the United States.

“She has always wanted to be a mom. She is glad to be able to do it on her own now and is so happy to be a mom,” the source told the celebrity gossip magazine.

The never-married beauty split with actor Stuart Townsend in January 2010 after nine years together.

The break-up prompted a whole new chapter in her life. She told Vogue: “This is the first time [being single] in my life. From the time I was 19, I’ve been in relationships, literally gone from one to the other within a month.”

In the interview, she admitted she was eager to start a family.

“I do want to have kids, yeah,” she told the magazine. “I always have. I’ve never had a rush for it, a moment where I really wanted to do it. I don’t have a panic about it.”

Twitter was abuzz with congratulations for the celebrity.

Mel Huang tweeted: “Congrats to Charlize Theron for adopting child from the US. Too many celebs forget there are so many children that need love here in the US.”

Ahmed said: “Congrats to Charlize Theron, our fellow Safrican who just became a mum. Adopted a baby named Jackson”.

Karen tweeted: “So Charlize Theron has joined the “adopt a baby” brigade is Hollywood. Ho hum.”

Starcasm said: “Congrats to Charlize Theron on adopting a baby boy – I hope he never sees mommy in ‘Monster’.”

It’s Me Rebecca said: “I want Charlize Theron to be my mom omfg that kid is really lucky.”

Tweeted Brandon Mitchell: “Will Charlize Theron’s baby have to go to a dialect coach to learn to pronounce his mother’s last name?”

A user calling himself Peter de Villiers tweeted: “Charlize adopted a baby and named him Jackson. Jackson Theron ... sounds like a mechanic from Benoni. #roots.”

Theron won an Academy Award for her role as serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 2003’s Monster. She was also nominated for an Oscar for 2005’s North Country.

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