Congratulations and welcome to motherhood, Rosario Dawson!
The “Top Five” actress – who was herself adopted at age one by her mothers’ boyfriend at the time – has become a new mother after adopting a 12-year-old girl in October, PageSix reports.
“My dad started dating my mom when she was eight months pregnant with me,” she continued. “He was beautiful. I wanted to be him. I love my father, he is amazing to me. I was daddy’s little girl growing up.”
The recently single 35-year-old star has been open about her plans to adopt for years and has now gone ahead with the process despite being single.
“I always wanted to adopt kids ’cause my dad adopted me,” she told Latina magazine in 2008.
“”My mother and grandmother are extraordinary women, and they’re getting older. It struck me recently that one day I might be sitting around with my children going, ‘Your grandmother was an amazing woman; I really wish you could’ve known her,'” Dawson told the mag. “That makes me sad ’cause it would be a waste to not have these people know each other. Whatever time I have, I want it.”
Recently, the actress admitted that having a mom give birth at such a young age (16 to be exact), was a valuable lesson. “I was an awkward teenager. I went stag to my prom. I was a virgin until I was 20-years-old. My mother was raising five kids on her own. I wasn’t just going to sit back and be a horny teenager and continue some cycle of teenage pregnancy – I wanted more opportunities,” the actress confessed to HuffPost Live. “I was deathly afraid of being a teenage mom.”
Neither she nor her rep have made any comments on the adoption.