Sandra Bullock is an American actress whose life changed for the better when she became the mother of her son, Louis Bardo Bullock. In 2010 and 2014, she was the world’s highest-paid actress whose breakout role came in 1994’s Speed. The Academy Award-winning actress cemented her name as a Hollywood A-Lister with subsequent leading roles in A Time to Kill (1996), Miss Congeniality (2000), The Proposal (2009), and The Heat (2013).
Furthermore, she received widespread praise for starring in the Netflix post-apocalyptic horror film Bird Bix in 2018. Bullock is quite a successful actress and her accolades include a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Critics Choice Awards.
Unfortunately, she no longer appears in as many productions as she used to as her main priority is her family. She had adopted Louis when he was just a boy. But what made her take the decision to adopt Louis? Are you also interested to learn about his whereabouts? If you are curious to know the answer, you are in the right place as we will tell you everything you need to know about him in this article.
Why did Sandra decide to adopt Louis Bardo Bullock?
Initially, Sandra had thought about adoption prior to Hurricane Katrina. But after she saw the devastation caused by the hurricane, her resolve to adopt was strengthened. It still took her four years before she held Louis in her arms in 2010.
Sandra did an interview with InStyle where she said that she recognized Louis’ wisdom immediately. She told, “I call him my 78-year-old son. He’s like Shecky Greene, a Jewish Catskills comic. He’s wise and kind. I saw that when they handed him to me. There was a spiritual bigness to him. I was like, ‘I hope I don’t eff that up.”
Furthermore, she also had an interview with TODAY and in that interview, she described Laila as a person to brings some real change. She told that her main priority is her children. Additionally, she said, “I need to be there for every single moment they have. It’s harder for me to leave them than I think it is for them when I leave. I don’t leave that much, and I don’t work that much anymore either. So my priorities are my kids, my kids, my kids. My family. My family. That’s it.”
Moreover, she also believes that more people can follow her lead and adopt. During an interview with TODAY, she also said that any person could be a patient if they accept the love of a child.
“We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to be able to live in a time in which we have the ability to choose how our family will look. And I got to do it in the real world as well,” Sandra said to People in 2018.
Now let’s dive into the life of her son Louis Bardo Bullock in the next subheading.
Louis Bardo Bullock’s whereabouts and lifestyle
Louis Bardo Bullock was adopted by Sadra Bullock back in 2010. Her decision to adopt a child attracted plenty of attention but she had no intention of sharing her son with the world. As a result, Brado lives a secretive life thanks to his mother. However, Sandra and her son do venture out occasionally which gives the paparazzi a chance to photograph the pair.
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to find Louis’ photos on social media as Sandra is not available on social media. Currently, Louis lives with his mother and sister, Sandra and Laila Bullock respectively. Sandra even shared an interesting thing about her son to TODAY where she said that her then-3-year-old son had prophesied that she would adopt a girl. She said, “Yeah, I don’t have daughters. But I’m going to have a baby soon!”
Sandra had recalled what Louis had said to her and told TODAY, “I realized at the time, maybe he knew something. And when I think about it, it would have been around the time that Laila was born.
So, she adopted Laila in 2015, and just like Louis, she had kept her daughter Laila away from the prying eyes of the media and the public. However, Sandra’s daughter Laila did make a surprise appearance on Red Table Talk in 2020. She had appeared to thank essential workers for their sacrifice.
It is revealed that Sandra is fully committed to raising her kids who understand the value of their privilege. Thus, she limits the number of gifts that their kids receive during holidays, according to an insider who told Closer Weekly.
Surprisingly, Sandra’s approach seems to be working according to another insider. The insider told to the publication, “They just know her as mommy. Louis and Laila are two of the most polite and well-behaved children I know. There’s not an ounce of brattiness, what you might expect from Hollywood kids, and that’s because Sandra is nothing but a mom to them.”
Furthermore, it was also revealed that she receives invaluable help from her longtime boyfriend, Bryan Randall. As per the insider, “Bryan’s secret to being a great father, which Sandra tries to mimic, is just being present, listening, instilling good solid values and correcting them when they stray in a calm, conducive manner. Most important of all – Bryan just likes having fun with the kids.”
Louis’s mother wants to give him a good education about race
In Red Table Talk, Sandra Bullock has revealed that she had to experience racism for adopting two black children. She told, “No one would say it to my face but guess what? You get the racism. There’s been – sure a lot of it. But guess what? Not my problem.”
However, it is not rare that adoptive children of a different race from their parents. According to the study done by the National Survey of Adoptive Parents in 2007, they have found that 40% of adopted children don’t share the same race with their parents. But still, racism persists and Louis’s mother Sandra sometimes wishes that she and her children shared similar skin colors.
She told, “To wish that our skins matched? Sometimes I do. Because then it would be easier on how people approach us. I have the same feelings as a woman with brown skin with her babies, or a white woman with, you know, white babies.”
Sandra even started having conversations about race with Louis when he turned six. Additionally, Louis’s mother Sandra doesn’t hide anything from him in the hopes of educating him before he leaves home. She said, “I let him see everything. I let him process it. He knows how the world works. He knows how cruel it is, he knows how unfair it is.”
Louis’s mother says that she hopes to ‘scare’ her children. She said, “I don’t know what I will do [after Louis leaves home] but I pray and I pray that I’ve done a good enough job, scared them sufficiently.”
Sandra really hopes that her approach works and said, “As a white parent who loves her children more than life itself, I’m scared of everything. I know I’m laying all kinds of existential anxiety on them. I have to think about what they’re going to experience leaving the home. They’re gonna have my fear but how can I make sure that my anxiety is accurate, protective?”