Sandra Bullock covers the latest issue of “Glamour” and inside, she discusses motherhood and her highly publicized divorce from Jesse James.
She says that her first priority in life is her son Louis and keeping him safe. She told the magazine, “You come after my son, I’m gonna go postal. I’ve always been insanely private. When I stepped into this, it was still loud. The tabloids were violating. I went, ‘How can people write that?’ I spent a year and a half, two years, distraught, saying, ‘You can’t say these lies.’ I spent years fighting battles you can’t win. As loud as it’s gotten now, it’s the same panic. As much as I profess to being able to shut it out, there are times I can’t, like when it’s hurtful to people I care about. Me, I get it.”
Bullock also talked about growing up after her split from James. She said, “I don’t feel like I was an adult till about five years ago.”
When she was asked about what changed, she said, “Motherhood and divorce – and not just divorce but the onslaught. Again, I let it affect me. I heard it all. And I had to step back and go, ‘I have the greatest gift in little Louis, and I’m gonna let him see the woman I want him to know.’ So a child forces you to get your s**t together. in the best way.”
When speaking about having an African American son, she said, “You see how far we’ve come in civil rights—and where we’ve gotten back to now. I want my son to be safe. I want my son to be judged for the man he is. We are at a point now where if we don’t do something, we will have destroyed what so many amazing people have done.”
She added, “You look at women’s rights; it’s turning into a mad, mad world out there. But sometimes it needs to get really loud for people to say, ‘I can’t unsee this.’ If I could ride in a bubble with him for the rest of his life, I would. But I can’t.”