Rosario Dawson has surprised many because she recently became a new mom! The Trance actress has adopted a 12-year-old girl, according to E! News. They also noted that the first-time mother is “over the moon.”
The 35-year-old was adopted by her own father and has previously expressed her desire to adopt children of her own.
“I always wanted to adopt kids ’cause my Dad adopted me,” she told Latina Magazine back in 2008. “That idea has stayed in the back of my head, but lately, I’ve been thinking about it more. 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 grandma was an amazing woman; I really wish you could’ve known her.’ 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.”
Dawson also said that not knowing her biological father hasn’t caused “a big void” in her life since she and her adopted dad are so close. “My dad started dating my mom when she was eight months pregnant with me,” she said. “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.”
Congratulations to the new mom. We can’t wait to see pictures!