Being a mother and at the same time being super famous can’t be easy. Raising children is already a daily challenge, and even more so when you’re in the spotlight. However, Sandra Bullock is an example of how happy a much-desired motherhood can be, even if the road before it is long and winding.
Bright Side wants to share with you the story of the Hollywood actress that became a mother of 2 little ones and how they turned her life around. But above all they’ve had such an impact on her, that she’s ready to change the world.
The price of fame
Sandra Bullock’s fame was overwhelming ever since the 1980s. She has starred in an impressive number of films, so much so that she has been dubbed “America’s sweetheart” by American media. Thanks to her charismatic, friendly and cool attitude, she’s gained the world’s heart. You’d think such a talented and beloved woman wouldn’t have trouble finding a partner, but you’d be surprised.
She’s had many serious relationships but no lasting ones
After filming Love Potion No. 9, Sandra Bullock started dating her co-star, Tate Donovan. They even got engaged, but ended their relationship three years later. She then spent about 2 years with fellow actor Matthew McConaughey, but it didn’t work out either. Then she had a relationship of more than a year with Ryan Gosling after they met on set.
Businessman and television presenter Jesse G. James managed to tie the knot with her, but shortly after winning the Oscar, Bullock gave an exclusive interview to People Magazine in which she made public that she had filed for divorce.
The road to motherhood
Although Sandra Bullock’s heart was broken after the separation, the truth is that there was no time for regrets. She had begun the process of adopting a child with her husband, but after the divorce, she continued with the process as a single mother. Thus, in 2010, Sandra Bullock adopted her first child: Louis.
In fact, the actress has stated that she became convinced that she wanted to be a mother after Hurricane Katrina happened. For an interview, she said, “Katrina happened in New Orleans and something told me, ’My son is there.’ It was weird.”
Mom of two
There’s no doubt that a new life was about to start for her, now at her son’s side. Learning step by step how to be a present mom and, at the same time, one of the most famous actresses in the world, Sandra Bullock enjoyed her new “role” so much that in 2015 she did it again: this time she adopted a little girl, named Laila.
Sandra Bullock has been photographed many times with her children, whether at theme parks, supermarkets or even on Halloween (a day when she shows her enormous creativity by matching her outfit with theirs). There is no doubt that she thoroughly enjoys her role as a mom, even when it is a job she does all by herself.
In a conversation with Willow Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, she talked about her experience of being a totally conventional, worried, nagging mother whose only concern is to raise her two children in a complicated and unequal world: “And I have the same feelings as a woman with brown skin, and it being her babies. Or a white woman with white babies.”
Dedicated to motherhood
During an interview, in which she was promoting her new movie The Lost City, the actress revealed that she has decided to take a break from acting for an indefinite period of time. The announcement stunned everyone, including the interviewer herself. The Oscar laureate’s reason is that she wants to devote more time to her children.
“Right now, and I don’t know for how long, I need to be in the place that makes me the happiest,” Bullock told Entertainment Tonight.
What do you think is the most touching thing about Sandra Bullock’s adoption story?