- Charlize shared her story of growing up in a house where violence was an everyday thing
- Sharing her story, Charlize admitted her father was a terrible man who once even fired shots at her and her mother
- She wants people to know that violence is not okay nor is there such thing as a perfect family
Charlize Theron has come forward to share her story and how she too experienced family violence.
Gender-based violence has been an unfortunate hot topic in Mzansi for far too long. 2019 has been a year of shock and terror for many.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Charlize decided to share her story in the hopes of giving those in similar situations strength and encouragement to not let their circumstances define them and to seek help.
Charlize revealed that her father was not a very pleasant man while she was growing up. He was not only verbally abusive by physically abusive too.
Her father was an alcoholic and had no remorse for what he did. Charlize told the story of the time when her father fired multiple shots at her and her mother when under the influence - they were lucky he was drunk and unable to shoot straight or Charlize may not have been here today.
Growing up with an alcoholic father was not easy but Charlize took what positives she could from it and did not let it define her.
Having two beautiful babies of her own, Charlize could never imagine putting them through what she went through.
Telling her story, Charlize admitted that she grew up in and unhealthy home with a very sick man as a father.
Charlize pointed out that there is no such thing as a perfect or normal family but violence is something that should never be tolerated.
Being a single parent, Charlize knows that single parents are totally capable and wishes society would acknowledge that. She was fortunate enough to be able to adopt thanks to her current circumstances but hopes the single parent stigma will be squashed so that other single people will be allowed to adopt easier one day – obviously under the right circumstances that is.
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