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Sandra Bullock files for divorce, reveals adopted baby son, Louis; Jesse James reacts [updated]

Bullock-baby Sandra Bullock has filed for divorce from husband Jesse James, she tells People in an exclusive interview and also has adopted an infant boy, Louis Bardo Bullock, whom she and James brought home in January and named after Louis Armstrong.

That process was started years ago, said Bullock, and the couple intended to keep Louis' adoption to themselves -- close friends and family only -- until after the Academy Awards, which were March 7. Louis was born in New Orleans.

"Just the doctors' visits were filled with decoys and dark cars," she said. "People that I had worked with for years couldn't understand why I wouldn't let them into my house" for Oscar ceremony gown fittings.

Ten days after she took home the best actress Oscar, however, word of James' infidelities began to hit the fan, and all bets were off.

"I did the only thing I could do, and that was to pack enough clothes to live on, get all of Louis' things and get out of town," she said. "My main concern was Louis."

People also talked to James, who said, "Sandy is the love of my life, but considering ...

... the pain and devastation I have caused her, it would be selfish to not let her go."

James also referred to now being his moment "to beat this addiction" and said, "I have always taken great pride in proving people wrong. That time has come once again to show that I am not what everyone says I am."

Bullock praised "the father I have known Jesse to be" but said she didn't know how their paths might cross in the future. Regarding his children, she said, "I don't want to know what life is like without those kids."

She also said she "had no idea about anything" regarding his affairs.

The jurisdiction in which the divorce papers were filed wasn't disclosed. The couple's primary home, where James still lives, has been in Orange County.

[Updated at 9:52 a.m.: Bullock filed for divorce Friday in Travis County, Texas, according to "Extra," which has copies of the documents. The actress has owned a home in Austin for years.]

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Sandra Bullock arrives at the Academy Awards on March 7, 2010. Credit: Amy Sancetta / Associated Press

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Bullock says, "I don't want to know what life is like without those kids" and files for divorce? James says, "That time has come once again to show that I am not what everyone says I am" and it was his sinful addiction that got everyone talking! These celebrities need to turn to the Lord for Salvation... Amen.

Sandra dear do what's best for the kids and yourself...there will always be life after Jesse...no doubt about it...

Good for you, get rid of that miserable yahoo...

@ John L Mendez: Dude, keep the proselytizing to yourself. Religion or faith has nothing to do with this. There are plenty of atheist couples that are loyal and don't cheat. There are also plenty of religious couples that have had infidelities. So faith or religion has nothing to do with infidelity. It has to do with psychology, couple dynamics, and compatibility.

Good to know you're moving onwards and upwards, Ms. B. Big congrats on a gorgeous baby boy! Best of luck to you both.

Thank you Mark Johnson, you hit nail on the head.


Sandra, you will do just fine with Louis. You have your family, and friends to help you. Your parents have given you the foundation you need.


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