Do you think it’s worth sticking with Jesse just so Sandra can be a part of his daughter, Sunny’s, life?
We know Sandra Bullock is “devastated” over her husband Jesse James‘ infidelity, but if she divorces him, she’ll lose more than just her husband — she’ll also lose the step-daughter she’s come to love as her own. As much as she would love to become Sunny’s legal guardian, Los Angeles-based attorney Steve Cron tells HollywoodLife.com no judge will let that happen.
“[Sandra] has no right to custody of that child,” Steve Cron explains. “No matter how close the relationship, she’s not the mother. She’s not going to get custody of that child no matter what she tries to do.”
It was said March 23, that Sandra, 45, would seek custodial rights on the grounds that Jesse’s ex-wife, porn star Janine Lindemulder, is an unfit mother and Jesse, 40, is an adulterer. However, California law doesn’t automatically deem adulterers like Jesse unfit for parenting, as HollyScoop also found.
“They would have to determine if he is an unfit parent — and you have to show a lot, not just infidelity,” Cron says. “Then the court would determine the remedy. For example, does he need parenting classes, etc.? They do whatever they can to keep the child with the parent.”
So the question is: Should Sandra try to work things out with her cheating hubby, just so she can remain a part of Sunny’s life? It’s an emotional decision, one no one should ever have to make, and it certainly makes things a lot more complicated than they already are for Sandra.