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Charlize Theron Opens Up About Her Trans Daughter's Coming Out

Charlize Theron Opens Up About Her Trans Daughter's Coming Out

Charlize Theron Opens Up About Her Trans Daughter's Coming Out

The Bombshell star and Oscar winner is giving her kids freedom to explore gender identities.

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Bombshell star Charlize Theron is opening up about her relationship with her transgender daughter in a new interview with Pride Source

She first talked about allowing her kids to freely explore who they are from a young age.

"They’re a little too young, but we definitely have these conversations whenever they say, 'I’m gonna get married' and I’m always like, 'What is it gonna be? A boy or a girl? What is it gonna be?' I love that my kids just know that that’s a normal question to ask," said Theron. "One of my daughters (4-year-old August) is convinced that she’s gonna be married five times and it’s gonna be three boys and two girls, and I just love that she has the freedom to think that way. God knows what it’s going to be, but I love that she feels safe enough to explore in her little-girl brain that anything is possible and that she’s gonna go and discover that for herself."

Theron has previously shared that she found out that her daughter, Jackson, is transgender at the age of 3-years-old when she declared, "I am not a boy!" Jackson is now 7.

Theron was then asked if having a trans child influences her acting decisions with LGBTQ characters. "Well, this is all pretty new for us," she explained, "so it hasn’t really kind of come into question. I don’t really necessarily know if it will."

But for now, she's keeping her family's stories private. She says that she only opened up about Jackson because it was important to her daughter. 

"My daughter’s story is really her story, and one day, if she chooses, she’ll tell her story. I feel like as her mother, for me, it was important to let the world know that I would appreciate it if they would use the right pronouns for her. I think it became harder for us the older she got that people were still writing about her in the wrong pronouns, and also I was still talking about her in the press using the wrong pronoun. It really hurt her feelings. I don’t want to be that mom."

Ultimately, Theron says, "It’s her story, and it’s really up to her to decide if she wants to share that."

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Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!