Sandra Bullock Files for Divorce, Reveals Secret Son

Sandra Bullock files for divorce from Jesse James, reveals secret son.

ByABC News
April 28, 2010, 8:59 AM

April 28, 2010— -- Sandra Bullock is finally saying bye-bye to her marriage with Jesse James and embracing a surprise role: single mother.

"Yes, I have filed for divorce," the actress, 45, told People magazine, in an interview that will appear on newsstands Friday. "I am sad and I am scared."

The Oscar-winning "Blind Side" actress has been married to motorcycle mogul James, 41, for five years. They separated last month after reports that he cheated on her with multiple women.

Bullock also revealed that she has adopted a son, 3½-month-old Louis, born in New Orleans. She and James began the adoption process four years ago but decided to keep the details under wraps until after the Oscars. Now, she plans to raise him as a single mom.

"It's like he's always been a part of our lives," Bullock told People.

"She has been hiding with the baby since the scandal broke," People magazine senior editor David Caplan said. "She said that when she found out about Jesse's affairs, she grabbed Louis, she grabbed their stuff, and she left."

No one but Bullock's inner circle knew about Louis -- she told People that a friend even arranged for a moyle to perform a bris at her home so that they wouldn't attract attention at a hospital.

In her interview with the magazine, Bullock went into depth about her reasons for adopting. She said spending time in New Orleans following 2005's Hurricane Katrina made her want to adopt a child from there.

"One day it was just a feeling that came that instead of bringing another life into this world, we wanted to reach out and find our child in New Orleans. There were so many children alone after Katrina, and for some reason we knew that someone would want to come into our lives."

"Whether it was a girl or boy, what background -- it didn't matter," she added. "We somehow knew the right little person would come."

Bullock said she didn't receive any special treatment in the adoption process.

"We began the conversations and then all the paperwork, the background checks, the home visitations about four years ago," she told People. "We didn't want to go at it any other way than the way everyone else would have to do it. There are hoops, but the hoops are there to protect the child. And worth every jump."

Beyond that, however, Bullock won't divulge details about how Louie became her son.

"She won't speak to how she physically got the baby or when or the identity of the birth mother," Caplan said.