Congrats, Sandra Bullock!
The Oscar winner just revealed that she adopted a daughter, 3½-year-old Laila, a little girl from Louisiana who had been in foster care. Which means Louis (now 5) has a little sibling he can torture. JOY! People reports:
“When I look at Laila, there’s no doubt in my mind that she was supposed to be here,” says Bullock. “I can tell you absolutely, the exact right children came to me at the exact right time,” she adds.
The process of expanding her family began three years ago, with Louis helping to lead the way.
“Louis spearheaded this whole journey,” she says, and while the two siblings have since formed an inseparable bond, Bullock says the first stages of bringing Laila home required patience and plenty of reassurance.
“I knew she was scared, and all I wanted was for her to know Louis and I weren’t going anywhere,” she says of her daughter, who has brought “pink and glitter in the house mixed with Legos and Batmans.”
In new family photos featured in PEOPLE, taken by L.A. photographer Bryan Randall, whom Bullock has been dating, the star — who hopes to shine a light on the 415,129 children currently in foster care in the U.S. — reveals the playful dynamic she shares with her two children.
“My family is blended and diverse, nutty, and loving and understanding,” she says. “That’s a family.”
Nice going with the hot boyfriend and the cute fam, Sandra. I bet Wild Bill Hickock, uh, I mean Jesse James probably feels really dumb right about now.