Charlize Theron can now add mother to her resume. The Josey Aimes of "North Country" has followed in the footsteps of another Hollywood single lady Sandra Bullock in adopting a child. "She is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson," her representative confirmed in a statement released on Wednesday, March 14.
No other details about Theron's bundle of joy were disclosed, but the boy is the first child for the Oscar winner. Us Weekly, in the meantime, claimed that Jackson is African-American and was born in the United States. A source added that the actress "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."
News of Theron's adoption came a little more than a year after she split from longtime boyfriend Stuart Townsend. The couple broke up in January 2010 after nine years together. In December the same year, the "Snow White and the Huntsman" actress opened up to Vogue magazine about being single for the first time in 17 years.
"I've never been single," the 36-year-old admitted. "This is the first time in my life. From the time I was nineteen, I've been in relationships, literally gone from one to the other within a month." She added, "It's been good for me. I'm a creature who's really found her comfort zone in relationships. It's been nice to rediscover myself."