Sandra Bullock reveals secret baby, files for divorce

Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:43pm EDT
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By Jill Serjeant

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock on Wednesday revealed she had secretly adopted a baby boy, but was divorcing her cheating husband and would raise the child on her own.

In a lengthy interview and photoshoot with People magazine, Bullock spoke of her joy at being a mother for the first time, and her sadness at ending her five-year marriage to motorcycle maker and reality TV star Jesse James.

"Yes, I have filed for divorce," Bullock, 45, told the celebrity magazine. "I'm sad and I am scared."

She said she had adopted a son, three-and-a-half-month-old Louis Bardo Bullock, who she now planned to raise as a single mother and put her acting career on hold for awhile.

The "Blind Side" star said she and James had been working together on the adoption for four years. They welcomed the baby into their home in January but decided to keep it a secret until after Hollywood's awards season that ended with the Oscars on March 7, where Bullock was named best actress.

The People magazine spread marked the first time Bullock commented publicly on numerous reports that James had cheated on her during their marriage.

The reports surfaced just ten days after Bullock won the Oscar. She left the southern California home she shared with James and went into seclusion, taking Louis with her.

James has been publicly linked with at least four women, including a California tattoo model, and he has admitted to causing Bullock "pain and devastation." Photos of him also surfaced in the media wearing the cap of a Nazi officer.   Continued...

<p>Actress Sandra Bullock and husband Jesse James arrive at the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, February 26, 2010. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>