Actor Sean Penn is reportedly taking his commitment to Charlize Theron to a new level – by committing himself to her son!
Radar reports that the Walter Mitty actor has already started the process to formally adopt Charlize’s adopted son, Jackson.
An insider opened up to Radar with the details of how Sean’s decision to become Jackson’s adopted father came about in the first place.
“Charlize never placed any pressure on Sean to adopt Jackson. It has been a very natural process of them becoming a true family.”
The source continued by explaining the close bond that Sean Penn has formed with Jackson since he became seriously involved with his mother.
“Jackson calls Sean ‘Daddy,’ and Sean just lights up around him. Sean picks Jackson up from nursery school, and all of the parents know him.”
Charlize Theron’s initial adoption of Jackson was confirmed by her official rep back in March 2012, according to People.
During Variety’s Power of Women Luncheon in October 2013, Charlize Theron opened up about how her son inspired her work and involvement in the battle against HIV/AIDS in her native home of South Africa.
“It’s different. It’s definitely different, because you start thinking about the legacy that you want to leave behind for your child…I want him to be proud of me in a way that’s authentic. That he could look at what I’ve done with my life and think that in an authentic way that was meaningful.”
In the same interview, when discussing how quickly her son was growing, Charlize Theron mentioned that Jackson was “heaven on toast” and “amazing.”
Radar reports an inside source even went as far as saying that Sean and Charlize have talked about expanding their family even more by possibly giving Jackson a sibling in the future.
The two Oscar winners first started dating a year ago after deciding to transition their longtime friendship into an actual relationship.
According to Radar, the two reportedly started talking about the possibility of getting married once Charlize realized how well Sean was interacting with Jackson.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Sean Penn popped the question and became engaged to Charlize during their vacation trip to Paris back in November.
Charlize Theron has never been married before even though she was in a long-term relationship with actor Stuart Townsend. Sean Penn, on the other hand, has been married twice before and already has.