Sandra Bullock Has 'Family In Spades'

02/10/2009 at 12:00 PM ET
Courtesy InStyle

While many have waited and wondered whether Sandra Bullock will someday have a child of her own, the 44-year-old actress notes that together with husband Jesse James she has “family in spades” already. A step-mom to Jesse’s children Chandler, 14, Jesse Jr., 11, and Sunny, 5, Sandra tells the March issue of InStyle “everything we do is about the kids,” adding,

“My greatest joy is making our home what it’s supposed to be. Being a good wife, a good stepmom, a good current wife to the ex-wife. We’re a family.”

That’s not to say that Sandra has ruled out motherhood entirely — though she admits there was a time when she had. “I had shut that off…then I met Jesse, and it turned on again,” she explains. “I was like, ‘Oh, that’s that feeling.'” The couple wanted “to take care of some other things on this planet first” before welcoming a child. “I hope to God when we get to a place where all is safe, calm, happy and healthy, it’s not too late,” Sandra adds. If it is, the couple are open to adoption.

“If I waited too long, it’s because we were supposed to do other things. If it is just too late? There are millions of children on this planet that I would be honored to call my own.”

Chandler, Jesse Jr. and Sunny are Jesse’s children from two previous marriages. He and Sandra were married in 2005.

Source: InStyle via People

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Ariana on

Oh, PLEASE have a baby! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!! 🙂

Christina Bledsoe on

Sandra Bullock seems like she would be a great mother.

Aniah on

Did they not get custody of Sunny? I thought I remember them going to court to try and get custody of her.

alice jane on

I think they have custody of Sunny for a few months at least, but I don’t think it’s a permanent situation, at least not for now.

I like her so much! She seems like she’d be such a good mom, and she obviously loves her stepchildren as if they were her own. I remember reading an interview with her where she called them her “bonus kids” and I have had a lot of respect for her ever since.

Ivey on

If they adopt that would be lovely, but honestly unless you use a donor egg, I really think, 44, 45, 46 is too late!!


I love Sandra and she does sound like she is a great step mom!

These two are my favorite quotes and makes me respect and love her even more:

“…a good current wife to the ex-wife…”

“…There are millions of children on this planet that I would be honored to call my own.”

Stephany on

Honestly, I never saw Sandra Bullock having kids. I thought maybe after she married Jesse but I think she’s satisfied with her life and the children she DOES have. I could maybe see her adopting but that’s a big if.

Brooke on

I know they have custody, at least partial of Sunny, because I have seen a bunch of pics of Sandra and she together. I think it is wonderful that she is open to being such a good stepmother.

mom of 3 boys on

How wonderful and mature of her to say that she wants to be a good wife, step-mom and current wife to the ex-wife. Very well put and it just shows that she still has respect for the ‘mom’. You don’t hear that very often – EVER.

pia on

i love this woman… she’d be honored to be a mother to those children… it’s such a beautiful statement to make, and also a good reminder, to me at least, that it IS an honor to be a mother.

melissa on

man she rocks!! she is the kind of gal that i would want to be step mom to my kids.. of course that would be if anything ever happened 🙂 and i love her view on when or if they will have kids, way to go girl!!

Georgia41 on

Sunny isn’t from a “previous relationship”. She’s from his marriage to a former porn star! Those were wonderful comments Sandra made about adopting. As far as being a good wife to the ex-wife, you have to have an ex-wife who’s a good ex-wife to the current wife!!

candykane on

I love Sandra Bullock but I would not have recognized her on that picture

Aurora mia on

Jusssssssst LoVe her!

Stéph on


That is exactly what I tought when I read it. The comments are so beautifully made. I especially love the sentence about her being honored to call other children of the world, her own.

“…a good current wife to the ex-wife…”

“…There are millions of children on this planet that I would be honored to call my own.”

Sandra rocks! I just love her and she seems like a really great stepmom and wife and I am sure she would be a great mom.

Love You Sandra!

Nicole on

I’ve been a fan of Sandra’s for a long time, I bet she is an amazing stepmom. She seems like such a great lady.

Laura on

I would have to agree that 44 is probably pushing it for having a baby. I don’t see her having any that way. but i could see her adopting or just focusing on the kids she is step mom too.

melissa on


Jeannie on

I’ve been a Sandra fan for a long time too. I can see her as a great mother and stepmother. I think she has a lot of wisdom to pass on to kids. Plus she always seems to have a lot of fun.

Page Allred on

Sunny’s mom is currently in prison for nonpayment of taxes. What a lucky little girl to have someone to take care of her!

Cathy on

Sandra has help to make the name “step mom” a good thing! However, I think she should experience having her own child with the man she loves.

I’m sure she has a very full life but their is always room for one more..

Have you read the Stephanie Plum series of books by Janet Evanovich? Sandra is the perfect Stephanie Plum! I have read fifteen of them and every time I read one all I can think of is Sandra Bullock. Stephanie is a bounty hunter that manages to get herself in the funniest situations!
I would love to see these books in a movie!
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