Sandra Bullock: Files for divorce, secretly adopted baby
Sandra Bullock took the time to thank "The moms that take care of the babies and the children no matter where they come from", when accepted her Oscar for Best Actress in "The Blind Side" last March.
She said, "Those moms and parents never get thanked". Most thought Sandra was referring to people like the character she played, Leigh Ann Tuohy, in "The Blind Side," who adopted a homeless teenager and helped him reach football greatness.
However, even as she stood on that stage, Sandra Bullock was keeping a wonderful secret. Back at home, Bullock was a new mother herself.
In a People cover story, she revealed she has a now three-month-old black baby boy named Louis Bardo Bullock.
The baby was born in New Orleans and brought home by his adoptive parents, Bullock and her soon-to-be-ex-husband Jesse James, in January. The couple, who first applied for adoption four years ago, had decided to keep Louis's adoption a secret until after the Oscar circus had died down.
Sandra poses holding up her baby son and looking ecstatic, in the People cover that seemed to come out of the blue. It's a surprising turn of events for the actress, who has been seen in public only once since her marriage very publicly fell apart just one week after that touching Oscars speech. Bullock confirms to People that she has filed for divorce from James, and that she will finalize Louis's adoption as a single parent. "I'm sad and I'm scared," Bullock says of the divorce.
The public has naturally assumed the actress was going through an unmitigated tragedy, ever since the news of Bullock's marriage scandal hit the tabloids, so the news that she's actually been enjoying the first months of her life as a mom (Bullock is stepmother to James's children from other relationships, but Louis is her first child) will be reassuring to fans of the upbeat, positive actress.
As Sandra Bullock tells People about her new baby: "He's just perfect, I can't even describe him any other way. It's like he's always been a part of our lives." The full story hits newsstands on Friday.