Sandra Bullock announces Jesse James divorce and baby adoption
By Christopher Rocchio, 04/28/2010
Sandra Bullock has announced that she's filed for divorce from husband Jesse James and revealed that the couple adopted a newborn son in January -- only a few months before infidelity allegations against the reality star surfaced.
"Yes, I have filed for divorce," Bullock toldPeople in a cover story interview in the magazine's new issue. "I'm sad and I am scared."
While Bullock's representative confirmed to People that the Oscar-winning actress has filed to end her nearly five-year marriage to the former Jesse James is a Dead Man and Monster Garage star, the rep declined to specify in what court jurisdiction they were filed.
Bullock said that she and James -- who wed in July 2005 -- began the adoption process four years ago but only took home three-and-a-half-month-old son Louis Bardo in January, according to People, which added the couple decided to keep the adoption private until after the Oscars.
"He's just perfect, I can't even describe him any other way," Bullock toldPeople about the baby, who was born in New Orleans. "It's like he's always been a part of our lives."
Only Bullock and James' closest friends and family members -- including his three children from two previous marriages -- knew about the adoption, People reported, adding Bullock is currently finalizing the adoption as a single parent.
The couple's marriage first hit the rocks last month when James was accused of carrying out an 11-month affair with tattoo model Michelle "Bombshell" McGee while Bullock was in Atlanta filming The Blind Side -- for which recently won the Oscar for Best Actress.
James returned to his Seal Beach, CA home on Monday after a stay at Arizona's Sierra Tucson Treatment Center. While People reported he was there for "personal issues," it was previously reported he was enrolled in a sexual addiction treatment program.
Bullock -- who was photographed on April 16 without her own wedding ring -- reportedly started to prepare divorce papers to end her marriage to the James earlier this month after the allegations surfaced.