If the puppy-on-baby love doesn’t get you, the tiny spacesuit will. We readily admit to being big cry babies; put a dog, toddler and/or elderly person in a car commercial and we are on the floor, wracked with sobs. As such, hearing Charlize Theron talk about adopting her infant son Jackson had actual tears of adorableness sliding down our faces onto our keyboards. The sweetest things the the Snow White And The Huntsman star said of becoming a new family include:
On her canine companions: “This was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever witnessed. From the moment this baby came into our home, those two dogs have never been more in love.”
On the lengthy adoption process: “My mom said the most beautiful thing. I’m going to cry. She said, “It took me nine months to fall in love with you while you were growing in my stomach; it took you two years to fall in love with this little baby.”
On being a mom: “It feels exactly like it’s supposed to feel. I don’t know how to describe it. It just feels right.”
On, and then Ellen gives Charlize a little space exploration suit for Jackson to wear in honor of her upcoming sci-fi thriller Prometheus. Good thing we put this dog bed under our desk to curl up and sob on. If that wasn’t enough cuteness to tug at your heartstrings, check out some photos of Charlize and Jackson out and about under the jump. After that…just try looking at that teeny helmet again, because you are made of stone! Read more…
As you book your brunches, scramble to order flowers, pick out the perfect card and all those other things you have to do before Mother’s Day this Sunday, we had a little revelation: Maybe our moms should be thanking US for a change.* We have arrived at this conclusion because of the very wise words of celebrity ladies, who, shockingly, appear to really, really like having children. The latest comes from a tweet brand-new mom Jessica Simpson wrote last night: “I am so in love with baby Maxwell. I want to cry every time I look at her. Motherhood is by far the best thing I’ve ever experienced,” she wrote.
Interesting fact: Jessica may have cribbed this line from someone else. Or all of the people. But specifically, Miranda Kerr who said this year of having baby Flynn: “I love it, I really love it. … He’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”
Charlize Theron’s new baby Jackson was just announced to the world on Wednesday, but it seems like Theron already has the parenting thing down pat. As for the key to motherhood with her newly adopted 4-month-old son, Charlize gave a shout-out to tightly-wrapped baby blankets on Ryan Seacrest‘s KIIS FM show this morning. “I didn’t think I would be a fan of the swaddling, but the swaddling’s pretty amazing,” the Academy Award-winng actress mused. “It sort of looks a bit like a straightjacket — you’re like, ‘Is this child abuse?’ — but for some reason they just love it.” We’d love it if Charlize Theron swaddled us too! Oh god…did we just type that out loud?
Raved Charlize, “It’s been amazing, the amount of emails and congratulations. Everyone’s just been so lovely — it’s been really nice.” That being said, it’s not just in the motherhood arena that the Snow White and The Huntsman actress has been killing it as of late. “She can level you,” Kristen Stewartboasted to MTV about her costar in their upcoming fantasy epic. “Around the time I was negotiating to do this, the wheel starts to turn…I was watching television one night and The Shining came on,” Theron explained to Seacrest about her evil queen role. “I was just like, ‘Oh my God, that’s it, she’s Jack Nicholson in The Shining.’ Locked in her hotel castle going slowly crazy.” Charlize gets to be a good mom and a vengeful iconic villain? It’s every little girl’s dream come true!
Charlize Theron is already an excellent actress, model and paragon of human attractiveness. Now she can proudly add “Mom” to her long list of “Things I Am The Most Awesome At,” seeing as howThe Snow White and the Huntsman star announced today that she has “adopted a child.” According to the statement her rep gave People, “She is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson.” We can’t wait until Theron’s son is old enough to see her killing it in Young Adult! Or Arrested Development! Or Monster! Oh wait…maybe not Monster until much, much later. Or never. In the meantime, who didn’t love Mighty Joe Young? Not us, that’s for sure!
With the arrival of her first child Theron joins the long, illustrious list of A-listers who have adopted adorable baboos, including but not limited to: Mariska Hartigay, Sandra Bullock, Madonna, Katherine Heigl and, of course, one Ms. Angelina Jolie. While having baby friends is clearly an important life goal for the currently unattached actress, getting married currently is not. “I really want for myself a long-term relationship, and I have been in long-term relationships,” Theron told Piers Morgan last year. “The actual ceremony is not something that is important to me, but I see the importance for other people.” Though, of course, if she decides to get hitched, Charlize will obviously be the best at it. In the meantime, congratulations to you, girl! And to tiny Jackson!
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