Charlize Second Child Adopted Just Weeks After Theron Split With Sean Penn: Find Out New Daughter’s Name [Photos]

Charlize Theron adopted her second child, and adoption advocates are cheering her decision. Charlize’s second child came into her life soon after Theron split from long-time lover Sean Penn, reported MSN.

Turning 39 in early August, Charlize’s second child is named August. The adoption process took six months.

Theron’s first child, Jackson, is 3-years-old, and she adopted him in 2012 from South Africa. His sister was born in the U.S. and is African-American.

Charlize welcomed her second child into her Los Angeles home in July.

Charlize Theron adopts second child.
Charlize Theron adopts second child.

Theron previously discussed her views on having more children.

“Yeah. I mean, I’m so open to anything in my life. I was never like, ‘Oh god no just one.’ I was always kind of open to whatever kind of happens,” said Charlize.

Her second child has arrived after she and Sean broke up. They had been dating since 2014.

“As far as I know, Charlize won’t talk to him. She just cut if off. They’re absolutely done,” said an insider, describing the relationship as “very volatile. They both have intense personalities and are control freaks. He’s a tough person, and she’s no picnic either.”

Charlize and Sean Penn split before the adopted her second child.

And one source cautioned about crossing Theron.

“It ended abruptly. If you get on her bad side, she finds it hard to forgive,” said a different source.

Charlize turned to an agency to adopt her second child, reported People.

“It’s been amazing, the amount of emails and congratulations. Everyone’s just been so lovely — it’s been really nice,” said Theron after adopting her first child.

Charlize emphasized her desire to create her own family.

“I’ve always been very honest in saying I wanted a family. I’ve always known I wanted a family,” said the actress.

Actors Sean Penn (L) and Charlize Theron pose prior to their split.
Actors Sean Penn (L) and Charlize Theron pose prior to their split.

Theron uses her mother as her goal model for parenting.

“[I hope] to be like my mom. Fair, tough, and supportive. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.”

As the Inquisitr reported, co-star of The Little Couple Bill Klein and wife Dr. Jen Arnold also have revealed their joy in adoption in Life Is Short (No Pun Intended): Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment.

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