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Charlize Theron is one happy mama these days.

The star of Snow White and the Huntsman appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today to talk about her other big summer movie, Prometheus, as well as discuss the recent adoption of son, Jackson.

While becoming a mom has been a challenge, Theron told DeGeneres she got some much-needed support from her dogs.

"It was the most beautiful thing I've ever witnessed," exclaimed the 36-year-old actress, who's also an ardent animal lover. "From the moment this baby came into our home. Those two dogs have never been more in love."

When the talk show host noted that everyone assumes that because Theron is South African her new baby is as well, the star said he's actually American. She brought Jackson home when he was just 9 days old.

Ellen subsequently asked Theron what it was like to suddenly be taking care of a baby, the Oscar winner became emotional reflecting on the decision to adopt, a process which took two years.

"My mom said the most beautiful thing. I'm going to cry," recalled Theron. "She said…'It took me nine months to fall in love with you while you were growing in my stomach.' She's like, 'It took you two years to fall in love with this little baby.' It really took two years of just waiting and then one day it's finally there. It just feels exactly how it's supposed to feel. I don't know how to describe it. It just feels right."

Now that's love.

Snow White and the Huntsman releases next Friday. Prometheus opens June 8.

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