The 55-year-old actress Sandra Bullock once thought she had found the right one. It was back in 2005 when she married the star of “Monster Garage” and West Coast Choppers owner Jesse James, but in 2010 the couple divorced. But let’s start over.
Bullock met Jesse in 2003 when the gift for her adopted son Louis was meeting Jesse for Christmas. In 2005, the couple got married in a private ceremony in Santa Barbara, and the actress became the stepmother of three of his children from two failed marriages.
From his first marriage to his wife Karla, he has a son and a daughter, and from marriage to adult movie actress Janine Lindemulder has a daughter Sunny.
“Here’s the thing. I have children, I married into children, and I love them. My concern and my love for those kids as a co-parent is no less than if I had a child biologically. My priorities, my love, my wants, my wishes for them, my discipline, my rules, my fun is because of my children. I’m lucky I have them”, Oscar-winning actress revealed on one occasion.
In late 2009, Sandra and her husband got into a bitter battle over custody of his daughter Sunny after his ex-wife had to go to jail for six months for not paying taxes. In addition to helping him during the months-long battle for his daughter, Sandra also helped her beloved husband in Sunny’s upbringing.
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They always say don’t blink because they grow up so fast…. Well this one sure did.. Happy Sweet 16 to my little Sweet Pea, Sunny Lee James… Man we have been through it all, Ups Downs, Highs & Lows. And through all of it you have always kept me grounded and smiling and full of Love. I’m so proud of the solid, smart, and Beautiful young woman you have become. Like my Nana used to say “Me and You, Mostly You!”. I love you Sunny! #dad (still pissed you suckered me into letting you get your nose pierced?)
When she was awarded the Golden Globe in 2010 for “The Blind Side“, the actress publicly revealed how much her husband’s support means. “It’s no surprise that my work has improved since I met you because until then, I didn’t know what it was like to have someone who has your back. Thank you.” For the same role, Bullock won an Oscar but also the SAG Award, for which she also gave an emotional speech to her husband.
“You get dressed up in monkey suits, and you sit at a table with people you don’t know. And I leave you there, and then you come back with, like, Morgan Freeman’s email (address). I don’t know how you do it. I love you so much, and you’re really hot. And I want you so much!”, she told him publicly then from the stage to the delight of everyone gathered.
It was only two months before the In Touch magazine released the cover with their photo, with the title of “ultimate betrayal” and the confession of Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, who then confessed a year-long affair with Jesse.
Most of the affair took place while Sandra was making “The Blind Side”, and shortly after the affair broke out, Sandra canceled her London premiere for “personal reasons”.
He considered infidelity as a “normal part of life”, but soon apologized publicly to his wife and children and applied for rehab to try to save his marriage.
“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. This has caused my wife and kids pain and embarrassment beyond comprehension, and I am extremely saddened to have brought this on them. I am truly very sorry for the grief I have caused them. I hope one day they can find it in their hearts to forgive me”, he said at the time.
However, while he kept saying how sorry he was, but also that it wasn’t all happened as claimed, some other women made the same revelation about affairs with Jesse, and one lasted for two years. One month after that, Bullock has first recorded hiking without a wedding ring, and a few days later, she filed for divorce papers.
“She was ashamed of what he had done to her and at the time she blamed herself. She considered that Jesse is Louise’s father, so the breakup made her fall harder”, a source close to Sandra told E! News. Shortly after, the actress adopted a daughter and dedicated herself to a movie career. In 2015, she met her current partner, photographer Bryan Randall.
Their encounter happened by chance when she hired him to photograph her son’s birthday party. “I can admire him, be proud of him, and indulge him. That’s my man,” she revealed to Entertainment Tonight. The couple rarely appears together in public, though the rumors are spreading that they got married in secret in their home and that only their children have attended the ceremony.
“I can’t believe Sandra Bullock fell for me, and I can’t believe I betrayed her,” Jesse said in a later interview, but no one trusted him too much to tell it for the right reasons, but for publicity and profit. During this time, his ex-wife remained a lady, going out with other men in secret, healing a broken heart, and then finding the love of her life.
In 2013, James married professional driver Alexis DeJoria, whom he met in late 2012, and not much has been said about him since his divorce from Sandra Bullock.