Charlize Theron Opens Up About Explaining Racism: ‘Pieces Of My Children’s Innocence Were Taken’

by Karen Belz
Karen Belz has written for sites such as Bustle, HelloGiggles, Romper, and So Yummy. She's the mom of a sassy toddler and drinks an alarming amount of Sugar-Free Red Bull in order to keep up with her.

Aside from being an actress, Charlize Theron is also a mom. And much like other celebrity parents, she’s hanging in there with 24-hour-per-day parenting.

These days, she’s suddenly more appreciative of teachers and their ability to connect with and educate a class of varying minds.

But Charlize is also recognizing that this is a very important moment in time. She is the adoptive mom of two Black daughters.

As for adoption, that was always in the plan. “Even when I was in relationships, I was always honest with my partners, that adoption was how my family would look one day,” she once said to People magazine.

“This was definitely not a second option for me. It was always my first.”

Charlize admits that it’s been tough to sit down with her kids and chat. But it’s still been beneficial. “For myself as a parent, it’s been a difficult time,” she said to Entertainment Tonight. “I think all parents, we all want to believe that we have time. And the world has kind of shaken me in a way that I realized that I don’t have time. There are moments where I felt like little pieces of my children’s innocence were taken from them during this period. I had to sit down with them and have really, really hard, honest conversations about some really ugly things in our world today.”

Watch the video and see how else Charlize Theron is preparing her “two little warriors.”

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