Charlize Theron celebrated her 38th birthday last week by whisking her 17-month-old son Jackson and mother Gerda Maritz away to Hawaii for a family vacation.
There, Theron slipped into bikinis for fun-filled days in the sun, splashing around with her baby boy — who was adorably water-ready in wetsuit and vest — in the hotel pool.
The Hawaiian getaway caps off a few weeks globetrotting for Theron. First, the actress – who is a United Nations Messenger of Peace – traveled to her native South Africa to meet with the president, Jacob Zuma, to discuss AIDS education.
Then it was off to Rome, Italy, for some early birthday celebrations, which included cake and champagne with friends at the charming celebrity-favorite eatery, Antica Pesa
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