Charlize has just become a member of the Single-Hollywood-Moms club announcing yesterday that she’s adopted a son. The gorgeous Oscar winning actress’s rep announced that she “is the proud mom of a healthy baby boy named Jackson,” putting her in the company with a slew of actresses who have adopted a child as a single mother, including Sandra Bullock, Connie Britton, and Kristin Davis. Little Jackson–who was born in the US and is of African-American descent–is the first child for the South African-born beauty. She’s currently single following a nine-year relationship with actor Stuart Townsend which ended in 2010.

Although she has said marriage was not necessarily at the top of her to-do list, being a mother has been. “I want a baby,” she revealed last August. “If it would happen tomorrow I would be very happy.” Hinting at the time of her desire to adopt, Charlize added, “There are so many unwanted children on this earth and it’s our job to care for them. And if we don’t, we’re doing the world a disservice.” Sources close to actress dished to Us Weekly that Charlize has “always wanted to be a mom,” and “She is glad to be able to do it on her own now.” Here, the proud new mum goes daytime glam in blingy gold top and chic cat-eye shades. –rpuccia

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