Yesterday was a pretty big news day for Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock and, unsurprisingly for the celebrity world, not one bit of it had to do with her stellar career.
Not one tiny morsel.
Bullock, who found out just days after her Oscar win (and the heartfelt speech that credited her husband Jesse James for showing her what it felt like for someone to “have her back”) that James had been cheating on her not only announced that she’d filed divorce, but also that after a four-year process, she and Jesse had adopted a baby boy – three-and-a-half-month-old Louis from Louisiana (named after Louis Armstrong and not his home state) – back in January.
People are amazed at how she, Jesse, the rest of their family (including Bullock’s stepchildren with James), and even a few friends were able to keep the adoption secret a secret — more amazed at how she did it, it seems, than why she did it.
Though the answer to that one seems pretty simple. Bullock told People, “We didn’t want Louis pulled into the awards season energy [...] I wanted him all to myself,” and New York family therapist Bonnie Eaker Weil followed up in USA Today with the idea that Bullock didn’t want to take away from the Oscar just yet: “She wanted to bask in the wonderful emotions of achieving in her career, and then go to motherhood.”