Despite Millions, Sandra Bullock Changes Diapers, Washes Clothes & Makes Lunches — She Worries about 2 Kids 24/7
A-list actors always have to be on the go, filming from one place to another. Most of the time, their personal lives are parked in the backseat for a while as they focus on their career.
For most of Sandra Bullock’s career as a Hollywood actress, she believed motherhood was not for her. However, by 2010, she realized she wanted to finally settle down and have a family, so she decided to adopt.
The “Miss Congeniality” actress adopted her son Louis when he was a three-and-a-half-month-old baby, and five years later, she took her daughter Laila home through foster care. Speaking about being in the foster care system, she said:
“I had an extraordinary experience through the foster care system. It was incredibly hard, but I have the most glorious child to show for what exists within that system.”Bullock fostered Laila since the young girl was two-and-a-half years old. By that time, she had already been through three foster care systems in hopes of finding a forever home.
Through the years, the actress had to work with her daughter, who was traumatized by what she had to go through at such a young age. They dealt with Laila’s triggers as a family, and Bullock would have to assure her that she would never leave Laila’s side.
Bullock’s Best Role is Being a Mother
Despite having a net worth of approximately $125 million, Bullock makes sure to stay hands-on with her children. In fact, her children don’t know that they have a superstar mother!
To Louis, who is already a teenager, Bullock is simply his mom who makes him and his sister lunch, drives them to school, washes everyone’s clothes, and plays with them. The actress hopes that her job as an actress doesn’t in any way hinder her children from living normal lives, as she wants them to experience the best childhood possible.
Ever since Louis and Laila entered the “Ocean’s 8” actress’ life, her priorities drastically changed. She was no longer just working for herself but for her children. She’s making sure she has enough money to feed them and for their education. “That’s my purpose here, and it’s worth it,” she said once.
Although Bullock usually makes the world laugh with her comedy movies, the actress admits that her son doesn’t think she’s funny at all. While promoting her movie “The Heat,” she admitted that the only time her son thinks she’s funny is when she’s telling him it’s time for bed.
While promoting “The Lost City,” which she stars in with Daniel Radcliffe and Channing Tatum in 2022, Bullock revealed her decision to take a break from acting to be with her family 24/7.
Bullock is so hands-on with her children that she’s worried about them 24/7. Her worst fear is anything happening to them; she isn’t afraid to admit that.
Even when her kids grow older, the actress already decided that wherever they choose to go to college one day, that’s where she’ll be living. “You guys need to pick the same college if you go, the same city to live in, because I’m gonna be living there,” she’d tell them.
Meanwhile, when it comes to Bullock’s daughter Laila, she always assures her that she’s already found her forever home. The actress had to take classes on raising children with trauma to make sure she cared for her daughter right.
When Laila was growing up, there would be instances where she would hide food and have a mindset of always being prepared to leave, and it was all because she went through three foster care systems before she even turned three. It affected her so much that sometimes, she’d even tell Bullock that she was leaving.
However, through it all, Bullock powered through and assured her daughter that she wasn’t going anywhere. Bullock’s partner, photographer Bryan Randall, also assured her that they will see changes one day, particularly when Laila’s been with them longer than she hasn’t, and they did.
Every time Laila felt triggered, Bullock and Randall would lean in and hug her. They’d assure her they are not going anywhere and that she is loved. Eventually, Laila no longer needed them to wait with her until she fell asleep, and started to leave her comfort zone.
Raising Good People with Bryan Randall
Any parent can relate to Bullock when she said, “I’d literally would not want to be anywhere but in the chaos of my home.” Parents want nothing more than to simply be with their families, and for the first time in years, the actress chose that for herself.
In 2022, while promoting “The Lost City,” which she headlines with Daniel Radcliffe and Channing Tatum, Bullock revealed her decision to take a break from acting to be with her family 24/7. She wants to do this in order to meet her children’s every need and fill their social calendars.
The actress admitted that she does not know how long or short her acting break will be, but at the moment, her priority is being in the place that “makes me happiest.” To her, that’s at home, with Bryan and her children.
During this break, expanding her family is not in the cards just yet, as she and Randall are contented with their full house thanks to Louis and Laila. Randall embraced the role of dad easily and is very supportive of how Bullock raises the kids.
They put their children at the center of their relationship, and that’s the reason why they’re able to enjoy the life they currently live. Randall and Bullock are not only partners, but they are the best of friends. That’s why whenever other people are with them, it seems as if they’ve been together for ages.
The couple helps each other out when it comes to parenting responsibilities, with Randall often taking charge of school requirements. They both make sure never to miss a milestone and choose to shy away from the spotlight as much as possible in order to focus on what matters most – family.