Sandra Bullock announces acting break to focus on her two children and long term boyfriend

Sandra Bullock announces acting break as she says she wants to spend more time with her children and family and put her career on hold

Sandra Bullock announces acting break
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Sandra Bullock announces acting break as she decides to put her career on hold and focus on spending time with her family and two young children.

Sandra Bullock has starred in some of the best romantic movies ever made and is known as one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood. So it has come as quite a shock to fans that the star has decided to take a break from her career and take some time to focus on her family and her young children.

The star told Entertainment Tonight (opens in new tab), "I take my job very seriously when I’m at work."  She highlighted that it's a '24/7' job and added, "I just want to be 24/7 with my babies and my family."

"That’s where I’m gonna be for a while," said Sandra as she explained that all she wants to do during this hiatus is spend time with her two children "servicing their every need," and focusing on "their social calendar."

Although this is a shock to fans, many are now wondering a little bit about the actress and her family. So here's everything you need to know about Sandra Bullock, including where to watch some of her best films while she is on a break.

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Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality

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Sandra Bullock's children

Sandra Bullock

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Like some of Angelina Jolie's six children, Sandra has opted for adoption when it comes to parenthood. The star has two children, a son, and a daughter, who she adopted as a single parent. Her son Louis Bardo Bullock is 12 years old and was born in New Orleans in January 2010.

Sandra planned to adopt her son with her ex-husband Jesse James, but after the pair split and divorced, Sandra continued the adoption as a solo parent. Louis was adopted by the Hollywood actress when he was just 3 months old after the actress saw the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina and felt that her son was there.

Sandra told Today (opens in new tab), "Katrina happened in New Orleans, and I knew. Like, just something told me that my child was there. It was weird. It was very, very weird."

Like Louis, Sandra's daughter Laila Bullock was also adopted in Louisiana. The youngster was born in 2012 and is now 10 years old, she was adopted by Sandra in 2015 after spending the first three years of her life in foster care.

Sandra Bullock's relationships

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Sandra Bullock and Bryan Randall, 2018

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Sandra Bullock has previously dated actors Ryan Gosling, Matthew McConaughey, and Tate Donovan, plus footballer Troy Aikman.

The actress was also married to Monster Garage host, Jesse James, from 2005 to 2010. Their marriage hit the rocks when various women revealed that they had had affairs with Jesse during his marriage to Sandra. 

Jesse responded to these rumors and told People (opens in new tab), "The vast majority of the allegations reported are untrue and unfounded. Beyond that, I will not dignify these private matters with any further public comment."

"There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me. It’s because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way."

He continued to say, "this has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them. I am truly very sorry for the grief I have caused them. I hope one day they can find it in their hearts to forgive me."

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Sandra Bullock and Jesse James, 2010

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After this scandal erupted and Sandra was forced to postpone her promotional appearances for the movie The Blind Side—a film in which Sandra's performance won her the Academy Award for Best Actress—their relationship ended with a divorce in 2010.

The actress has been in a relationship with professional photographer Bryan Randall since 2015. An inside source told Closer (opens in new tab), "They don’t talk about their relationship status that much, but it’s pretty clear what they have is a very special bond.” 

"Sandra and Bryan consider themselves a solid, committed, family unit,” another source added. “There’s no doubt that he’s Louis and Laila’s dad.”

Sandra Bullock movies you need to watch 

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Sandra Bullock in While You Were Sleeping

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Although Sandra Bullock may be taking a break from acting, the star has been in a number of fantastic films which should keep you entertained until she returns.

Sandra's films, The Unforgivable, Premonition, The Blind Side, Two Weeks Notice, A Time to Kill, and Birdbox are all available to view on Netflix (opens in new tab).

Also, her films, The Heat, Practical Magic, While You Were Sleeping, The Proposal, Crash, and Forces of Nature, are all available to view on Amazon Prime (opens in new tab).

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