Charlize Theron Confirms That Daughter Jackson Is Transgender
Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron confirmed that her adopted 7-year-old daughter, Jackson is transgender. She initially adopted Jackson in March 2012.
Jackson was born a baby boy, however, photographs have appeared of the child wearing skirts and dresses and with long, braided hair.
While speaking to the Daily Mail, Theron revealed the news, “Yes, I thought she was a boy, too, until she looked at me when she was three years old and said, ‘I am not a boy!’ So there you go! I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect and I want to see thrive.”
“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.”
Theron reveals that ever since then she would dress Jackson in female clothes and believes that her child should be able to express herself as who she is.