Charlize Theron reportedly shared that her oldest child is transgender. Her daughter Jackson, 7, was assigned male at birth but revealed she’s a girl four years ago, Theron said
“I thought she was a boy, too,” Theron, 43, reportedly said in the interview. “Until she looked at me at 3 years old and said, ‘I am not a boy!’”
The actress has two children: Jackson and August, 4.
“So there you go! I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect and I want to see thrive,” the “Long Shot” star shared. “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.”
Theron dressed Jackson in female clothes from there on out, embracing her child for who she is.
“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,” she continued, “and I will do everything in my power for my kids to have that right and to be protected within that.”