"I am one of the lucky individuals that gets to be around my children all the time and see who they get to grow up and be," Sandra Bullock said.
Sandra Bullock is a hands-on mom! The Miss Congeniality actress adopted her son Louis in 2010 when he was a three-and-a-half-month-old baby, and five years later, she adopted a daughter named Laila. Bullock had a difficult divorce from her then-husband, Jesse James after five years of marriage. He infamously cheated on the beautiful actress.
The Proposal actress is raising her children Louis, 12, and Laila 10, with her boyfriend, photographer Bryan Randall. The couple never tied the knot. According to TODAY, she explained in an episode of Red Table Talk in December 2021, “I am divorced. I found the love of my life. We share two beautiful children — three children, he’s got his older daughter. It’s the best thing ever. I don’t want to say 'do it how I do it,' but I don’t need a paper to be a devoted partner and a devoted mother.”
Sandra Bullock Opens Up About Being a Mom, Raising Two Black Children on "Red Table Talk" pic.twitter.com/dXdD13PUnE— Melissa Knowles (@Knowlesitall) December 2, 2021
Bullock is known to be a fiercely private person when it comes to her family and doesn't reveal much about her children. But she has admitted that she's an incredibly protective mother and wants to keep them as safe as possible. In December 2021, the mom of two spoke to PEOPLE about her relationship with her kids and how she felt, watching them grow over the years.
Sandra Bullock's kids— Arianna (@ariannamoods) July 3, 2018
(Laila Bullock and Louis Bullock)
- she's so beautiful and her kids are perfect ❤ pic.twitter.com/3nzRzXrpsb
"I'm just the mom," Bullock said of how her kids view her. She added, "When I'm gone, I'm missed, when I'm there, I'm annoying, and that's exactly the way it should be." As she watches them grow she admits she loves who they are turning out to be. "Every day I get to see who they are. I am one of the lucky individuals that gets to be around my children all the time and see who they get to grow up and be. And who they're growing up to be, I couldn't be more proud of," she explained.
When asked if her kids think she's cool, the Bird Box star said, "No, not at all. Not unless I bring home some kind of treat. Last night I came home with donuts. I was so incredibly cool at that moment!"
In an interview with ET in March 2022, Bullock revealed she is taking a break from her acting career in order to be “in the place that makes me happiest." The 58-year-old actress told the outlet, “Right now — and I don’t know how long it will be — I need to be in the place that makes me happiest.” The Oscar-winner further shared, “I take my job very seriously when I’m at work, and it’s 24/7. And I just want to be 24/7 with my babies and my family. That’s where I’ll be for a while.”
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