Meet the Actress’s Eldest Child

Louis Bardo Bullock is “The Lost City” star Sandra Bullock’s eldest child, and she embraced the idea of adopting him after a tragedy struck New Orleans.

Sandra Bullock lives a private life and prefers to keep her children away from the spotlight. Luckily, she had shared some details of their lives, including that she adopted Louis Bardo Bullock when he was only ten days old.

The Bullocks’ household broke months later, but it didn’t stop Sandra from doing her best as a mom. Here’s everything you need to know about Louis.

Sandra Bullock and Louis Bardo Bullock on January 20, 2011, in New York City | Source: Getty Images


Sandra began the adoption process in 2006 when she was still married to West Coast Choppers founder Jesse James. She had no preferences regarding her adoptive child’s race or gender.

The “Lost City” star and James always said it didn’t matter where the child came from – they would get the baby that needed them. In January 2010, Louis Bardo Bullock joined the family.

Sandra explained that Louis was “always” her son as she never felt another family would take him away. Unfortunately, things complicated shortly after.

Sandra Bullock and Louis Bardo Bullock on August 27, 2013, in Venice, Italy | Source: Getty Images

After several women claimed they had been romantically involved with James during his marriage to Sandra, she divorced him in June 2010.

Louis lost his father figure even before turning one, but the divorce didn’t change Sandra’s mind about motherhood. Instead, she fostered and adopted daughter Laila a few years later.

Sandra talked to the “Red Table Talk” hostesses about the difficulties of raising her Black children, Louis and Laila, as a White mom.

Sandra Bullock and Louis Bardo Bullock on March 20, 2011, in New York City | Source: Getty Images

She revealed she let Louis see and process how the world works and how cruel and unfair it can be. Bullock also lets her children teach and tell her what they need to know. Some people have asked her about her decision to adopt two Black kids, and Sandra said:

“Guess what? You get the racism. Sure. A lot of it. Guess what? Your sickness is not my problem.”

The “Blind Side” actress revealed she sometimes wishes their skins matched as it would ease how people approach them. However, she deals with the same issues every parent faces, regardless of race.

Sandra Bullock on October 26, 2015, in Hollywood, California | Source: Getty Images


Louis Bardo Bullock changed Sandra Bullock’s life in more than one way, as he was why she met her boyfriend, Bryan Randall. Sandra hired Randall, a photographer, to work for Louis’ birthday in January 2015, and they began dating shortly after.

When Sandra adopted Laila in 2015, she and Randall had been in a relationship for a few months. He was both happy and scared, but Sandra admitted that although he didn’t want anything to do with her lifestyle, he was the right person to help raise her kids.

Luckily, Randall has embraced his role as Louis and Laila’s father, and the kids reportedly “adore” him. Randall is also dad to Skylar, his daughter from his relationship with Janine Staten.

Sandra Bullock on November 27, 2018, in Berlin, Germany | Source: Getty Images


Speaking of Louis, he was born in January 2010 in New Orleans, and Sandra described him as “just perfect.” The actress confessed she knew she was on the right path after holding her son for the first time when he was just ten days old.

However, she was not entirely sure about adopting. Before starting the process, Sandra thought it probably was not the best idea, but Hurricane Katrina changed her mind.

Sandra Bullock on January 11, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California | Source: Getty Images

The devastation the storm caused in New Orleans made Sandra feel that her child was there. Apart from that, she helped a school that sustained about $4 million in damages from the Hurricane.

The Bullock family embraced Louis right away. They all loved him, and the fact that he became the first boy in a family filled with girls turned him into the “crown prince.”

[Louis] led Sandra to adopt Laila.

Sandra Bullock on June 27, 2015, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

Coming back to Louis Bardo Bullock, who Sandra affectionately calls her “little Cajun cookie,” he loves dancing and is a foodie. His passion for food began during the coronavirus pandemic when he began mixing drinks. He even got a mocktail book.

Shortly after, Sandra Bullock’s son began making bubble teas and spending more time in the kitchen. Eventually, he wanted to deep fry or coat everything in sugar.

Sandra took her two children on her “The Lost City” press tour, and her “supersensitive,” wise, and kind son had multiple food destinations in mind.

Sandra Bullock on September 12, 2015, in Toronto, Canada | Source: Getty Images

Louis is probably proud of most of his mom’s projects, but “The Lost City” holds a special place in his heart as it allowed him to meet Daniel Radcliffe. As a “Harry Potter” fan, Louis was thrilled.

Sandra also listens to her son’s opinion on her career. When Louis was six, he told his mom not to take one role because he felt she was not in the right place. He was right, and she turned down the part.

He also led Sandra to adopt Laila. When he was about three, he told Sandra and a group of friends he didn’t have “daughters” but would have one soon.

The actress explained she had not thought about enlarging her family yet, but her son knew their family was not complete even before she did.

Sandra Bullock on January 25, 2014 in Century City, California | Source: Getty Images


Although Laila and Louis were both adopted, their circumstances were different. Laila was in three foster care systems before Sandra found her at two-and-a-half years old. She initially served as the girl’s foster parent, but she adopted her in 2015.

Apart from saying that Laila would be President of the United States, Sandra explained her daughter used to fight Channing Tatum’s daughter, Everly when they attended the same preschool. They eventually became great friends.

Laila and Louis Bardo Bullock have a sweet-and-sour relationship like most siblings do. Sandra explained that Laila was most likely to start the fight. However, her kids balance each other. What a beautiful family!


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