Charlize Theron: My 3 Year-Old Boy Said She’s a Girl, 'So, There You Go!'

By Craig Bannister | April 22, 2019 | 10:38am EDT
Charlize Theron (Getty/Carlo Alegri)

Actress Charlize Theron has been raising her biologically-male son as a girl even since the child told her he wasn’t a boy when he was three years old.

That’s all it took for Theron to start raising her son Jackson, now seven, as a girl, the actress told The Daily Mail:

'Yes, I thought she was a boy, too,' Charlize agrees, briskly. 'Until she looked at me when she was three years old and said: 'I am not a boy!'

'So there you go!'”

Theron clothes young Jackson in dresses because “Who they (children) want to be, is not for me to decide.

Turning Point USA Communications Director Candace Owens reacted to Theron’s rational by pointing out that, back when Owens cared a for a three year-old, she didn’t allow the girl to live as a mermaid, just because the child once said she was one.

And, even though she didn’t indulge the three year-old’s claim, nine years later, the child is just fine today, Owens tweeted Saturday:

“Charlize Theron says her son is now a daughter because, “she looked at me when she was 3 yrs old and said, ‘I am not a boy!'” I used to nanny for a toddler who insisted she was mermaid. I (the adult) made her get out of the tub anyway. She is now a happy, human 12 yr old.”

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