Charlize Theron had hit rock bottom. This happened when the South African Mighty Joe Young star was in her early thirties. The actress, who is now thirty eight years old when at the young age of fifteen her mother killed her father in self defense, didn’t know that she need therapy, but did find having regular sessions incredibly useful. She said:
”I didn’t know that I needed therapy. I was walking through life just kind of thinking everything was fine – you go and you work and there’s this catharsis that happens when you are an actor, and that’s healthy, right?
”[In my early 30s, I was] kind of at rock bottom. I called a friend and said, ‘Will you give me the number of your therapist?’ And I started seeing an incredible woman who is always just a phone call away.”
Also in March, 2012 she adopted her two year old son called Jacklson, and says taking of a child is something she always wanted to experience, even when Stuart Townsend, her boyfriend at time spilt with her in 2010 following nines years of being together, because he didn’t agree with her idea of what a ”family” is. Charlize’s mother recently showed her a letter which she wrote when she was eight years old that read
: ”What I want for Christmas this year is for you to take me to the orphanage so that we can adopt a brother or a sister.”
Speaking about the note, the actress – who is now dating Sean Penn – told the new issue of Vogue magazine:
”I don’t know where that came from.
”Maybe it was just an awareness of the fact that at that time, orphanages were everywhere in South Africa. But even in my relationship with Stuart, that was something I was very clear about. We had very different ideas of what a family looked like. There’s no judgment; that was not the reason why we broke up, but when we did, adopting was not a last resort for me – it was almost like a first resort. And it’s the only thing in my life that’s surpassed how great I thought it would be.”