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Sandra Bullock thought she was "permanently broken" after divorce but her son helped her heal

Sandra Bullock thought she was "permanently broken" after divorce but her son helped her heal

Bullock split with ex-husband Jesse James in 2010 after it was revealed that he cheated on her multiple times.

We've seen Sandra Bullock go from an FBI agent posing as a beauty pageant contestant in Miss Congeniality to an incredibly capable mother in the thriller Birdbox. The Hollywood veteran has made us laugh and cry through a wide range of acting roles. Personally, the 57-year-old has been through her own share of struggles. One involved her split with her ex-husband, Jesse James, in 2010 after it was revealed that he cheated on her multiple times. Many women claimed that he had an affair with them, while he was married to the Oscar-winning actress. Per ET, James issued a public apology to his ex-wife at the time, stating, "There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me. It's because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way."



 

 

The pair had initially adopted son Louis together in January 2010. Bullock announced in 2010 that she adopted Louis when he was around three months old. "He's just perfect, I can't even describe him any other way," Bullock told PEOPLE at the time. "It's like he's always been a part of our lives." The actress is also mom to daughter Laila, 10, whom she welcomed through adoption later in 2015. After the affairs, Bullock decided to move on with her life with Louis by her side as a single mother. "I made mistakes and did stuff that I shouldn't have," James further admitted. "I handled the situation not the way I should have, and you know what? I got divorced and lost a kid I adopted because of it." Little Louis and Bullock helped each other get back on their feet. 



 

 

"I've been on the floor and I've been heartbroken. I didn't know how I was going to stand up. But I just gave it time. You don't think it will pass when you're in the middle of it, but it does. I'm so lucky to have what I have. I have a beautiful child and friends and family I adore," she said, according to the Mirror. The actress initially thought that she was going to be "permanently heartbroken" and had disappeared from the spotlight until the film Gravity came along. Louis helped her see the world from a new perspective. "I was OK about being alone but when you have a child everything is about exploration and being around other kids and being out in the world and seeing things. So now I see things through his eyes. I haven't ever gone out and explored and done things before like I have in the last three years. I have the best life right now because I'm enjoying every single moment of this amazing human being. I'm learning how to have a good time through him... I've got everything I want, and it couldn't be sweeter, better or more fulfilling," she shared.



 

 

 

Cover Image Source: (L) Photo by Tim P. Whitby | Getty Images (R) Photo by Jason Merritt | Getty Images

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