Sandra Bullock: “You Can’t Go Backward”
2010 was a tumultuous year for actress Sandra Bullock. Just days after winning the Best Actress Oscar for her role in The Blind Side, news leaked that her husband, celebrity motorcycle-builder Jesse James, had had several affairs. On the same day she announced she was filing for divorce, Bullock also revealed she was in the process of adopting a baby boy—four-month-old Louis from New Orleans. The star of more than 50 movies, Bullock has said she’d give up her career in a heartbeat if she ever felt it was adversely affecting her son, whom she’s raising as a Solo Mom. “You can’t go backward,” she told Vogue. “I’m not going backward. I’m grateful that I’m here, blessed to have what I have.” In terms of the racism her son might face, Bullock is preparing him early. Bullock told MSN that although its difficult to explain to a child that he might be judged by the color of his skin, "I want to know that I did the best I could as his mom to educate him on the ugliness in the world, and also the beauty." Sandra added to her family by adopting a daughter, Laila, in 2015. Laila was in foster care in Louisiana and the transition required patience and reassurance. Encouraging other people to consider adopting and fostering Bullock Told People magazine "I can tell you absolutely, the exact right child came to me at the exact right time". Sandra says that the siblings now have a wonderful bond and that Laila has brought “pink and glitter in the house mixed with Legos and Batmans.”
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