The 41-year-old Snow White and the Huntsman star adopted her first child, son Jackson, back in March 2012. A few years later, Charlize adopted a second baby, daughter August, in July 2015. “I’ve always been very honest in saying I wanted a family. I’ve always known I wanted a family,” the actress told British Vogue back in 2012. “[As a mom, I hope I’m] fair, tough, and supportive.”
During a 2016 interview, Charlize candidly opened up about her kids’ adorable friendship. “[It’s a] love that is unbelievable to watch! I was an only child, and to watch that sibling relationship I feel like I’m watching something so sacred and beautiful,” she told Extra.
Charlize and her son, Jackson, in 2015.
“[Jackson] walks into a room and he doesn’t even look at her and [August] just lights up. I’m in front of her going crazy trying to get a reaction… It’s so beautiful,” Charlize added.
“I think that the older I’ve become, the more I’ve valued and realized there’s so many different kinds of love. When we’re young… young girls, we just think of the romantic kind,” she continued. “When you become a parent, the love you have for your children and you have a sisterhood around you, that love that you have from your girlfriends… there’s so many different kinds of love.”
Charlize with her daughter, August, in 2017.
This past June, Charlize adorably revealed her two kids don’t yet fully understand what their mom does for work. “At a very young age, someone asked my eldest, ‘What does your mom do for a living?'” Charlize recalled. “He just straight up was like, ‘Uh, she does Halloween for a living’… I realize that they’ve just seen me do such crazy a– stuff.” How funny!