Mother-of-two Charlize Theron has been criticized in the past for raising her adopted 7-year-old, Jackson, as a girl and dressing her in traditionally feminine clothing. Jackson, however, is just as much a girl as her 3-year-old sister, August, Charlize reportedly told The Daily Mail. "Yes, I thought she was a boy, too - until she looked at me when she was 3 years old and said, 'I am not a boy!'" the actress reportedly said.
"So there you go! I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect and I want to see thrive," she added. "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. 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, and I will do everything in my power for my kids to have that right and to be protected within that."
Charlize added, "I was taught by my mom that you have to speak up; you have to be able to know that, when this life is over, you'll have lived the truth you're comfortable with, and that nothing negative can come from that." And we will definitely clap to that.