Mum-Of-Two, Charlize Theron Recounts Sad Story Of Her Mum Fatally Shot Her Father

South African-born Hollywood actress and producer, Charlize Theron, has narrated the events that led to the shooting to death of her father. The incident happened in 1991 when she was about 16-year-old.

She narrated that her dad had come home dead drunk and had fired at her and her mother through the door.

“And so, both of us were leaning against the door from the inside to have him not be able to push through. And he took a step back and just shot through the door three times. And none of those bullets ever hit us, which is just a miracle.”

Theron’s mother then retrieved her own handgun and killed her own husband. She was not charged for the murder, as the court believed that she acted in self-defence.

“But in self-defense, she ended the threat. And this is a story that I have, you know, shared with a lot of people”,

Theron said.The actress also admitted that she really believed she could have died that night.

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Detailing the atmosphere of fear under which she lived while her dad was alive, she said,

“I knew it. The fear and the threat was there before anything actually took place.

I remember just hearing his car drive into the driveway. And I just knew something bad was going to happen. My body just knew,”

Theron recalled.

She said she was not ashamed to talk about her family story, noting that it was important to share this kind of experience. She admitted to never contacting her father’s side of the family after his death, while praising her mum for being “incredibly” strong throughout the whole episode.

Theron, who is a mother of two adopted children, moved to the United States in the 1990s and was granted citizenship in 2007, with her mum, Gerda also permanently moving to America about 15 years ago.

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