So the rumors and reports were true after all. Academy Award-winning actor Sandra Bullock, who received near-universal laurels for her performance in last year’s hit football movie The Blind Side, has submitted a divorce filing from Monster Garage host Jesse James.
“The marriage between Petitioner and Respondent has become insupportable,” the divorce petition reads, as quoted by The Associated Press, “because of discord or conflict of personalities that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectations of reconciliation.”
Bullock, 45, filed the papers on Wednesday with an Austin, Texas court. The divorce filing says that the couple no longer lives together and that she is ready to start dividing their estates.
Later on the same day, People reported that Bullock is planning to adopt a three-and-a-half-month-old boy. The magazine’s upcoming cover even features the Speed and The Proposal star with the baby, Louis Bardo Bullock. Sandra Bullock reportedly had planned to reveal the pending adoption to the press after this year’s Oscars, but when James’ numerous affairs came to light, the adoption news went on the back burner. Bullock is going ahead with the adoption as a single parent.
“Yes, I have filed for divorce. I’m sad and I am scared,” the magazine quoted Bullock as saying. She added: “Never in a million years did I foresee something like this happening. I wish I hadn’t, and it still doesn’t seem real. I did the only thing I could do, and that was pack enough clothes to live on, get all of Louis’ things, and get out of town.”
As for James, 41, he told People: “My whole life has been full of hard decisions. The decision to let my wife end our marriage, and continue the adoption of Louis on her own, has been the hardest.”
“Sandy is the love of my life,” James continued, “but considering the pain and devastation I have caused her, it would be selfish to not let her go [sic]. Right now, it is time for me to beat this addiction that has taken two of the things I love the most in life… I ask that you please do not judge Sandy for the things I have done. She has done no wrong. She played no part in any of this. She has been an amazing wife, mother, and best friend, for the over six years we have been together.”
Bullock and James married on July 16, 2005. In March, reports surfaced that James had had several affairs; he quickly issued a public apology to Bullock via People.
In addition to her hits The Blind Side and The Proposal, Sandra Bullock also starred in the critically drubbed All about Steve last year. Other notable movies include Miss Congeniality and Crash.
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