Charlize Theron: My Kids’ Sibling Relationship Is ‘Sacred and Beautiful’

04/12/2016 at 11:00 PM ET

Charlize Theron‘s children are a match made in heaven.

While at the premiere for her new film The Huntsman: Winter’s War on Monday night, Theron couldn’t help but speak about the affection between her infant daughter, August, and her 4-year-old son, Jackson — and says it’s “a love that is unbelievable to watch.”

While Theron emphasized that she “was an only child,” she told EXTRA watching her children bond makes her feel like “I’m watching something so sacred and beautiful.”

She adds, “He walks into a room and he doesn’t even look at her and she just lights up. I’m in front of her going crazy trying to get a reaction… It’s so beautiful.”

Charlize Theron Kids Bond

And the closeness between her children makes her in no rush to add another into the mix.

“Both of my hands are really full right now,” Theron, 40, told Entertainment Tonight. “My son is like, ‘Let’s get a cat,’ and I’m like, ‘No! No! No more things that need to be fed! We’re slowing down.'”

It was just last July that the actress adopted August — but, as all moms would agree, they grow up so fast.

“She’s great, she’s growing like a weed,” Theron told EXTRA. “It’s insane — it’s unbelievable how quickly they become little people. I’m trying to hang on to my little baby, but she’s just fighting right through that like, ‘I’m ready to go.'”

And Jackson and August sure never stray far from the actress’ mind. On Sunday night at the MTV Movie Awards, Theron accepted her award her best female performance for her role as Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road — and she told the audience during her heartwarming speech that she was accepting the award “on behalf of my own Furiosa, my daughter.”

“There’s not one moment where I don’t realize how unbelievably lucky I have it,” Theron said. “They’re little gems, they really are. They’re amazing.”

She added of Jackson: “There was no way I couldn’t thank my son because it was a tough movie for me to make. And he was in the trailer every single day.”

–Nicole Sands

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Ugonna Wosu on


Sandi on

That’s beautiful! I love hearing a mother gush like this about her children – heartwarming!

Stacy on

her children sound adorable. I’m happy she has the family she wanted, and I hope her little boy gets his cat.

Lisa on

I’m glad she has them. Children make life a joy.

Fran on

Glad her two adopted kids are having great relationships, she sounds she is have a great family.

Stephanie on

Charlize is so beautiful and kind and wonderful. I couldn’t love any actress more! It was nice to see her clarify her recent comments about beauty that were so passed around out of context, and do it in such a humble and eloquent way too. I knew right from the start there was no way an actress as down to earth as Charlize would mean anything to sound so vain.

She’s a jewel and any kid would be lucky to have such a progressive and compassionate parent. Her kids are just the cutest!!

Bellamy on

I just don’t picture Theron to be a great mother… I once heard her talk about taking a toy away from her son for playing with it too much and that he needed to play with his other toys… What a jerk she is to say some and do something like that… If a toy makes her kid feel safe let them play with it… Every kid has a favorite toy amd to take it away is just cruel… But I picture her to be that way, cruel that is… She’s not a real warm fuzzy person👎👎👎👎