Aug 6, 2013

Charlize Theron adopts from South Africa

Charlize Theron adopts from South Africa
Charlize Theron adopts from South Africa, 38-year-old South African superstar Charlize Theron has adopted a baby boy named Jackson.

The child is apparently from the United States and is African American, according to a source, who told Us magazine, “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.”

Charlize Theron always wanted to adopt

Theron says she's always known she would adopt.

"My mother found a letter that I wrote when I was 8 years old that said, 'Would you please take me to an orphanage, so that I can go and adopt a baby?'" Charlize told Access Hollywood's Billy Bush at CinemaCon 2012 in Las Vegas, when asked how long adoption had been a dream of hers. "So, I think it's been a while!

"I always knew I would adopt -- always," she added.

Theron got an early jump on her birthday celebration with a dinner party with friends in Rome on Sunday night.

The Academy Award winner, who turns 38 on Aug. 7, dined al fresco on the patio of Antica Pesa with pals including the restaurant's owner, Francesco Panella, who opened the celebrity hot spot (which is normally closed on Sundays) especially for the birthday girl.

Wearing a sleeveless black dress and bright red lipstick the mom of one sipped red wine and dined on a selection of Roman staples including prosciutto and mozzarella, cacia e pepe and amatriciana pastas.

At the end of the meal, Theron and her friends switched to Champagne as the group sang "Happy Birthday" to her and ended their Italian feast with a cake topped with candles.

Before arriving in Rome, Theron – who is a United Nations Messenger of Peace – visited her native South Africa, where she met with the president, Jacob Zuma, to discuss AIDS education.