Charlize Theron Adopts Baby Boy Jackson!

Celebrity Moms Mar. 14, 2012 AT 1:18PM
Charlize Theron Adopts Baby Boy Jackson! Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Surprise!

Charlize Theron is now a mom!

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A rep for the Oscar-winning actress, 36, tells Us Weekly in a Wednesday statement:

"Charlize Theron has adopted a child.  She is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson."

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According to a source close to the single Young Adult star, little Jackson was born in the United States, and is African-American. Jackson is the first child for Theron.

"She has always wanted to be a mom," the source tells Us. "She is glad to be able to do it on her own now and is so happy to be a mom."

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The never-married South African beauty split with actor Stuart Townsend in January 2010 after nine years together -- and the breakup prompted a whole new chapter in her life.

She told the December 2011 issue of Vogue, "This is the first time [being single] in my life. From the time I was 19, I've been in relationships, literally gone from one to the other within a month."

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