The divorced couple will be celebrating Christmas together in Austin for the sake of their kids. Is this smart or a stupendously bad idea?
Just eight months ago, it was all anyone wanted to talk about: Jesse James had cheated on Sandra Bullock. Sandra, 46, had just won her first Oscar for her performance in The Blind Side, and Jesse, 41, quickly became the most hated man in America. Shortly afterward, Sandra announced her adoption of little Louis and and her divorce — which became finalized in June — from Jesse. Now, while there might not be a total peace between Sandra and Jesse, there is a ceasefire. Sandra is coming home to Austin, Texas for Christmas, so she can spend it with Jesse’s three kids, who all loved their stepmom and had bonded with their stepbrother.
“Sandra wants to make sure Louis grows up knowing Jesse’s children,” an insider told In Touch magazine, “so she is willing to put the past behind her for the sake of the kids. Sandra knows they having Jesse’s family in Louis’ life is good for him. So she’s opening her home and her heart to the children, inviting them to visit at Christmastime. She’s flying her closest friends down to Austin and wants to make it special.” We respect Sandra for being the bigger person and putting the kids happiness ahead of her own hurt feelings.
No word yet on whether or not Jesse’s tattooed girlfriend Kat Von D, 28, will be join Sandra, Louis (who just turned one) and Jesse’s three kids — Chandler is 14, Jesse Jr. is 12 and little Sunny is 6 — but we’d be willing to bet that Jesse, who the insider said will be included in the festivities, won’t push it. That would be our advice, anyway.