Charlize Theron has finally opened up about her secretive split from Sean Penn and it was all about her kids.
The South African actress ended her relationship with Penn in June 2015 after a year and a half together, the Wall Street Journal magazine reports.
The Mad Max: Fury Road star said she was thinking of her adopted kids, son Jackson (4) and baby daughter August when she called it quits with her fellow actor.
“We were very, very new in a relationship,” Theron said. “There was an understanding that I was a single mom with a very young boy who I had to put in a situation where he understood that mommy dates but that he does not have a father, you know what I mean?”
“The stories that Sean was going to adopt Jackson, and all of that was not true. It’s not something that happens in 18 months. You can’t do that to a child.”
The 40-year-old actress adopted baby August in July 2015 and said it was time to end the relationship when it became clear the 55-year-old Penn had no interest in becoming a father to her children.