May 1, 2010

Sandra Bullock Files for Divorce & Announces She’s a Mom

Posted in Celebrity Divorce, Uncategorized tagged at 10:42 pm by demetriagraves

Well, it’s finally been confirmed, Sandra Bullock has filed for divorce from her husband, Jesse James, citing discord and conflict of personalities without “any reasonable expectations of reconciliation.”

The divorce petition, which was filed recently, said the couple has no child under 18 years of age who is entitled to support. James and Bullock separated in March after five years of marriage, following reports that the celebrity motorcycle builder and reality-TV star had been unfaithful.

Bullock’s divorce papers were filed in a Travis County court in Austin, Texas, where Bullock owns two downtown restaurants and is believed to have a home. The divorce filing said Bullock and James no longer lived together and she believed they could enter into an agreement to divide their estates.

Bullock, 45, won the Oscar for best actress for her role in the blockbuster hit “The Blind Side,” on March 7. Within days of her win, the cheating allegations became public and Bullock went into seclusion.

Though, the news of Bullock’s Divorce filing has almost taken back stage to the announcement that she is an adoptive mother. It seems that Bullock has been keeping a wonderful secret, she now has three and a half-month-old baby boy named Louis Bardo Bullock, who is reportedly named after Louis Armstrong.

Louis Bardo was born in New Orleans and brought home by his adoptive parents, Bullock and her soon-to-be-ex-husband Jesse James, in January. The couple, who first applied for adoption four years ago, had decided to keep Louis’ adoption a secret until after the Oscar circus had died down.

Sandra and Louis have appeared on a popular magazine cover that seemed to come out of the blue, Bullock poses holding up her baby son and looking ecstatic. It’s a surprising turn of events for the actress, who has been seen in public only once since her marriage very publicly fell apart just one week after that touching Oscars speech. Bullock confirms that she has filed for divorce from James, and that she will finalize Louis’ adoption as a single parent.

Ever since the news of Bullock’s marriage scandal hit the tabloids, the public has naturally assumed the actress was going through an unmitigated tragedy, so the news that she’s actually been enjoying the first months of her life as a Mom (Bullock is stepmother to James’ children from other relationships, but Louis is her first child) will be reassuring to fans of the upbeat, positive actress.

I’ll be following this one closely, as I’m sure there’s more of this story to unfold. Both in regard to the divorce proceedings and finalizing the adoption process. This can get extremely interesting considering Bullock’s involvement with Jesse’s children, the new baby, Support (Child and Spousal), Property, etc.

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