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Charlize Theron Keeps It Real & Admits That Her Kids Can Be 'Such Little Assholes'!

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Charlize Theron isn't about sugar coating what motherhood is like.

Whether she's tackling the difficulties of parenthood in her new film Tully or discussing the topic with Elle, the blonde Oscar winner wants everyone to know being a parent isn't a walk in the park — even if you're a celebrity. Thankfully, Charlize has her devoted mother by her side to help her rear daughter August and son Jackson.

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Theron, who adopted her children in 2012 and 2015, made sure to sing her mother's praises:

"I knew that I would have to have my mom help me if I was going to do this as a single parent. To not acknowledge her in co-parenting my children would be a lie. She has jokingly said, 'Being a grandparent is what I was born to do.' I was like, 'Yo, bitch! What about me? Was it not to raise me? I'm your kid!' But I'm so lucky to have that. I would feel pretty alone if I didn't have a partner in crime in all of this."

We TOTALLY get that. (Shout out to Momma Perez!)

However, when the Monster actress first became a parent, she put a lot of pressure on herself to be a supermom. She continued:

"In the beginning, I wanted to do it all and didn't reach out for as much help as I actually needed. I felt, 'If I don't do all of this, then maybe I am a bad parent. The second time, I realized I am happier and my kids are happier if I ask for more help. People think I have a staff of 40, but I don't. I have one nanny and my mom up the street and amazing friends and family. I call them my village. But I've learned to balance things out more. I look at my fuel gauge and think, 'Is it full or is it empty?' Then it's up to me to decide how to fill that tank back up or just remain empty. But what can you do on an empty tank?"

Wise words. On why she chose to adopt, Charlize noted that she doesn't feel like she's "missing out on something," as she sees no difference "in raising an adopted child versus [her] own biological child." In fact, adoption was always Theron's "first choice" when it came to having kids of her own.

By the time she left her twenties, the A-lister realized she was ready to welcome a child into her life. Although, the process was a trying one:

"But I struggled mentally through the adoption process. Some of the lowest points in my life were dealing with the first time I filed; it really took an emotional toll. There were many situations that didn't work out, and you'd get attached and have all your hopes up and then just get crushed. So I was in a different mind space. I had different needs."

Very intense. We can only imagine how difficult that process was.

Regardless, Charlize has a better grasp on things these days, especially now that her life is nearly "perfect." And the reason why we say nearly, is because the industry vet got candid about her "asshole" kids (whom she loves dearly):

"I just see things clearer. A child in my twenties was the scariest idea I could think of. When I got to my thirties, I was so ready. But there's a moment where you're like, 'Oh God, I hope once I have my kids, I'm still going to want to be a parent this much.' I have bad days. I make mistakes. Going through the tantrum stages when they're such little assholes. And they choose the worst moments. It's a lot for one person. But after six years of having my two nuggets, there's not a day when I wish I hadn't done this."

Hear! Hear!

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