Charlize Theron has said her pragmatic attitude has helped her to adapt to the challenges of being a single mother.
The South African beauty has two adopted children, Jackson and August, and she says although she did not aspire to raise them on her own, she has adapted to the demands well.
“I threw myself into the adoption process because I was convinced that I could fulfil the role of mother and give my children all the love and attention they need,” she told Elle Canada.
“No one aspires to become a single parent, but I learned a long time ago that you can’t control everything in life. I have adapted to the situation because I am pragmatic.”
The Oscar-winning actress split from fellow actor Sean Penn last year, but that did not hinder her in creating a healthy environment for her children.
“I craved motherhood, and I was incredibly invested in it. It’s not easy to adopt, even when you’re a celebrity. But when I held my children in my arms, I was happier than I ever expected to be,” the 40-year-old star said.
“Today, motherhood is a source of joy every single day, something stronger than everything else, more powerful than my career.”