Sandra Bullock and Husband Battle Porn Star for Child Custody

Janine Lindemulder on the cover of Blink 182's "Enema of the State."

According to Parade magazine's latest issue and court documents related to the custody case, Bullock has become close to James' three children from previous marriages, particularly with his 5-year-old daughter who is at the center of the custody dispute. Bullock tells Parade that she can't image life without the little girl.

"The universe put this in our lap," Bullock said. "I seemed to have stepped in right when I needed to be there. I now know that anything sweet, really sweet, that I have was nothing that I planned. If you don't have kids and animals, you don't truly know what real life is about."

But Bullock's latest role as a stepmother embroiled in a custody fight with James' ex-wife has been anything but sweet.

Bitter Battle Over Fate of Five-Year-Old Girl

Before tying the knot with Bullock in 2004, James was married to Lindemulder. James left Lindemulder when she was seven months pregnant with their daughter, ending their year-long marriage, her lawyer, Ron Hoevet, told the Orange County Register. Hoevet represented Lindemulder when she was ordered to pay almost $300,000 in outstanding taxes last year and served the six-month prison term.

She has since spent six months in a halfway house and, according to court documents, obtained by ABC News, has rented a "low-end three bedroom home in a fairly undesirable neighborhood in Hollywood." Lindemulder stated that it is the best she could do "because of her poor credit" and an order stating "I am not allowed to work in the Adult Industry, which is all I've ever done for the past 23 years."

Janine Lindemulder.

Ideally, Lindemulder says she would like to live near her daughter's school in Costa Mesa, Calif., so she can become be a "good co-parent with Jesse and stepmother, Sandra." In a long letter to the court she says "my daughter and I are both very eager to get back to normal" and requests financial aid, "possibly Jesse [James] can sign for a proper home for [the girl] and I." But according to court documents, it doesnt look like that is going to happen anytime soon. Lindemulder and James have been ordered to meet with a court mediator in the custody dispute later this month.

Indeed, while Lindemulder was set to regain custody after completing her prison sentence, James went before a judge to determine whether the 40-year-old adult film superstar is a fit mother. According to a court declaration, James asked that Lindemulder prove that she could provide a safe environment for their child that includes keeping her away from pornographers, drug addicts, guns and firearms, felons and other unsafe environments.

James portrays Lindemulder as emotional and erratic, sending taunting text messages to James one moment and writing "I WON'T BE AROUND. YOU GUYS WIN. I CAN'T TAKE" and "U WIN, FICKIN WIN," and then apologizing for her behavior. Court documents confirm that she did apologize for the messages but also indicate she has other issues.

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