Boy, when Sandra Bullock breaks her silence, she does it in a big way! In this week’s People magazine, Bullock not only discusses life since learning of her estranged husband’s alleged infidelities, she confirms she’s filed for divorce. But that isn’t even the biggest news. Her real bombshell is that she’s adopting a baby boy! She and Jesse started the adoption process four years ago and brought home the baby from New Orleans in January — before her Oscar win and before her marriage publicly broke up. She now plans to adopt as a single mom. Of her new son, whom she named Louis (pronounced Lew-ee) Bardo Bullock, she tells People magazine: “The first time I met Louis it was like the whole outside world got quiet. It was like he had always been a part of our lives.”The idea to adopt came from Jesse’s daughter, Sunny, whom Sandra plans to continue co-parenting with Jesse after they divorce, along with Jesse’s two other kids from previous marriages. She and Jesse discovered they were matched with the baby in January, just before the awards season began. “I did not want him brought into a world that would not have been too sincere to him as I wanted,” Bullock told People. “I wanted to be alone with him as long as I could then we had to tell his story.” Now that she and her estranged husband will be divorcing, Sandra says:
“I really don’t know how our paths will intersect in the future, but the father I have known Jesse to be … is one that I hope Louis can experience one day, no matter how Jesse and I go on with our lives.”
Though it’s unclear at this point what kind of presence Jesse will have in Louis’ life, he has signed away parental rights to him and issued this statement:
“I know in my heart that I can be the best father possible to my four children and the mate Sandy deserves, and realize that this is an incredible mountain to climb. But I believe the steps I have taken in the last 30 days are the foundation to making this happen.”
Sounds like he’s gunning for a reconciliation. Don’t do it, Sandra!