Congrats, Sandra Bullock!
The Oscar winner just revealed that she adopted a daughter, 3ÃÂ½-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:
Ã¢â¬ÅWhen I look at Laila, thereÃ¢â¬â¢s no doubt in my mind that she was supposed to be here,Ã¢â¬Â says Bullock. Ã¢â¬ÅI can tell you absolutely, the exact right children came to me at the exact right time,Ã¢â¬Â she adds.
The process of expanding her family began three years ago, with Louis helping to lead the way.
Ã¢â¬ÅLouis spearheaded this whole journey,Ã¢â¬Â 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.
Ã¢â¬ÅI knew she was scared, and all I wanted was for her to know Louis and I werenÃ¢â¬â¢t going anywhere,Ã¢â¬Â she says of her daughter, who has brought Ã¢â¬Åpink and glitter in the house mixed with Legos and Batmans.Ã¢â¬Â
In new family photos featured in PEOPLE, taken by L.A. photographer Bryan Randall, whom Bullock has been dating, the star Ã¢â¬â who hopes to shine a light on the 415,129 children currently in foster care in the U.S. Ã¢â¬â reveals the playful dynamic she shares with her two children.
Ã¢â¬ÅMy family is blended and diverse, nutty, and loving and understanding,Ã¢â¬Â she says. Ã¢â¬ÅThatÃ¢â¬â¢s a family.Ã¢â¬Â
Nice going with the hot boyfriend and the cute fam, Sandra.ÃÂ I bet Wild Bill Hickock, uh, I mean Jesse James probably feels really dumb right about now.