Good, albeit unexpected, news out of Hollywood today -- Charlize Theron is now the mother of a baby boy.
I know! Exciting and shocking at the same time. It's such a deja vu moment back to when Sandra Bullock -- seemingly out of the blue -- became a mother, after adoptting baby Louis. Not many details are available at this time about Theron's son, though a source told Us that he is African-American and was born in the United States. Her publicist also revealed his name.
A statement to People read, "She is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson."
What a nice, normal name that is. In fact, popularity may be the only problem with it. However, with a mom like Theron, it's not like this kid is going to need a whole lot to stand out in a crowd.
This is Theron's first child, and she's not married nor has she been in a well-known relationship since her split with Stuart Townsend in 2010. While some may disagree with her choice to go it alone with a child, this is how she's always pictured her family. In 2008 she told W magazine:
I always knew that I didn't want to get married. I've always known that I'd be a mom from the time I was a little girl.
While I think single motherhood has got to be one of the hardest roads anyone can take, I also admire women like Theron and Bullock because they didn't let men -- or lack thereof -- stand in the way of their dreams of motherhood. For all the challenges single motherhood may present, I'm pretty sure it's a lot better than being in a dysfunctional marriage, or dragging children through a divorce.
So good for Theron. I can't wait to hear more about her decision, and, of course, see pictures.
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