Charlize Theron is now a mom!
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."
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."
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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