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Sandra Bullock Joy! Actress Reveals She Adopted Baby Louis! AND Filed For Divorce From Jesse James!

Wed, April 28, 2010 9:50am EDT by 37 Comments


Congrats to Sandra Bullock! Finally some happy news! She secretly adopted a new baby boy in January … AND she’s FINALLY divorcing her cheating hubby!

Sandra Bullock, 45 reveals her “joyful secret” to People magazine today and it’s quite a shock! In January, Sandra adopted a baby boy named Louis, named after Louis Armstrong.

Sandra adopted Louis Bardo Bullock, a now 3½-month-old boy who was born in New Orleans, with her husband Jesse James, 41, in January. People magazine reveals they “began the adoption process four years ago and brought Louis home in January, but decided to keep the news to themselves until after the Oscars. Their close friends and family – including James’s children Sunny, 6, Jesse Jr., 12, and Chandler, 15 – were essential in keeping the adoption a secret.”

But plans changed when news broke that Jesse was cheating on her — Sandra is now moving forward with the adoption as a single mother — AND she is filing for divorce from Jesse!

“I really don’t now how our paths will intersect in the future,” Sandra told People of Jesse. “But the father I have known Jesse to be is one that I hope Louis can experience on e day, no matter how Jesse and I go on with our lives.”

Jesse confessed, “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.”


Jesse’s daughter Sunny gave Sandra the idea to adopt: “One day Sunny proclaimed to me that we shouldn’t have another baby, that we should adopt … because there are so many little babies that have no home, and we can share our things with them.”

Why she chose to adopt a baby from New Orleans: “New Orleans for both of us was a place that we loved, a place that had a lot of history for the both of us and a place I couldn’t let go of.”

What it was like to meet baby Louis for the first time: “It was like the whole outside world just got quiet. He was so small, so still … All I said when I met him was, ‘Oh, there you are.’ It was like he had always been a part of our lives.”

How Sandra picked his name: “It was one of the first names that came to mind. Louis Armstrong’s song ‘What A Wonderful World’ kept playing in my head when I looked at him, so Louis just seemed to stick.”

On how difficult it was to keep the adoption a secret: “I was being followed every day during awards season, so anything we did with Louis had to be pre-planned … like a CIA mission.”

She had no idea about Jesse’s infidelity: “I had no idea about anything until that day when I got the call. All I remember is thinking ‘I need to get Louis out of here before the vultures descend.'”

Sandra talks about filing for divorce: “I have filed for divorce. I don’t know what else to say. I’m sad and I am scared.”

Sandra wants to remain in Jesse’s children’s lives: “Jesse and I both know these kids are all that matter. In the healthiest way, we are going to be co-parenting. I know my role is not one that exists on paper, but Louis is their brother.”

The most surprising thing about being a new mommy: “I really only need three hours of sleep. I have learned that a little person screaming at the top of his lungs can mean six things: ‘I am hungry, I am wet, I am tired, I am uncomfortable, I am in pain, or I have gas.’ And I will figure out which one it is and fix it.”

What she has learned about herself: “To say I am changed is an understatement. But that might not be a bad thing. I have learned a lot about what I am and what I am not. But the most important thing to me was to protect and know my truth.”