Sandra Bullock is an American actress whose breakout role came in 1994’s Speed. She cemented her name as a Hollywood A-Lister with subsequent leading roles on A Time to Kill, Miss Congeniality, The Proposal, and The Heat. Bullock received widespread praise for starring in the 2018 thriller Bird Box

Bullock’s accolades include a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Critics’ Choice Awards. She also won the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side.

Sandra no longer appears in as many productions as she used to as her main priority is family. This piece will look at her son’s whereabouts in 2022. 

Sandra’s son Louis Bardo Bullock lives a secretive life with his mom and sister

Sandra Bullock and her family
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Sandra adopted her son Louis Bardo Bullock in 2010. The adoption attracted plenty of publicity, but Sandra had no intention of sharing her son with the world.

Thanks to Sandra, Bardo lives a secretive life. Sandra and Bardo do step out occasionally, giving the paparazzi a chance to photograph the pair. However, you won’t find Louis’ photos on social media as Sandra doesn’t use social media. 

Louis lives with his mother, Sandra, and sister, Laila Bullock. Sandra told Today that the then-3-year-0ld Louis prophesied that Sandra would adopt a girl. “Yeah, I don’t have daughters. But I’m going to have a baby soon!” Bullock recalled Louis saying.

“I realized at the time, maybe he knew something. And when I think about it, it would have been around the time that Laila was born.” Sandra adopted Laila in 2015, and just she has done with Louis, Bullock has shielded Laila from fame.

The adorable Laila did make a surprise appearance on Red Table Talk in 2020 to thank essential workers for their sacrifice. Sandra is committed to raising kids who understand the value of their privilege. 

An insider told Closer Weekly that Sandra limits the number of gifts they get during holidays. Another insider told the publication that Sandra’s approach is working:

“They just know her as mommy. Louis and Laila are two of the most polite and well-behaved children I know. There’s not an ounce of brattiness, what you might expect from Hollywood kids, and that’s because Sandra is nothing but a mom to them.”

Sandra gets invaluable help from her longtime boyfriend, Bryan Randall. “Bryan’s secret to being a great father, which Sandra tries to mimic, is just being present, listening, instilling good solid values and correcting them when they stray in a calm, conducive manner,” an insider said. “Most important of all – Bryan just likes having fun with the kids.”

Bullock hopes that she gives her son a good education about race

Sandra Bullock said on Red Table Talk that she has experienced racism for adopting two black children. “No one would say it to my face but guess what? You get the racism,” Sandra said. “There’s been – sure a lot of it. But guess what? Not my problem.”

Adoptive children of a different race to their parents are not rare. A 2007 study by the National Survey of Adoptive Parents found that 40% of adopted children don’t share the same race with their parents. Nevertheless, racism persists. 

Bullock sometimes wishes that she and her children shared similar skin colors. “To wish that our skins matched? Sometimes I do,” Sandra said. “Because then it would be easier on how people approach us.”

“I have the same feelings as a woman with brown skin with her babies, or a white woman with, you know, white babies.”

After Louis hit six, Sandra started having conversations about race with him. Bullock hides nothing from him, hoping to educate him before he leaves home. “I let him see everything,” Bullock said. “I let him process it. He knows how the world works. He knows how cruel it is, he knows how unfair it is.”

Bullock said that she hopes to ‘scare’ her children. “I don’t know what I will do [after Louis leaves home] but I pray and I pray that I’ve done a good enough job, scared them sufficiently,” Sandra added. Bullock hopes that her approach works:

“As a white parent who loves her children more than life itself, I’m scared of everything. I know I’m laying all kinds of existential anxiety on them. I have to think about what they’re going to experience leaving the home. They’re gonna have my fear but how can I make sure that my anxiety is accurate, protective?”

Sandra decided to adopt after witnessing the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina

Sandra Bullock and his son Louis Bardo Bullock
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Sandra had thought about adoption before Hurricane Katrina, but the devastation caused by the hurricane strengthened her resolve. It took four years, but in 2010, she finally held Louis in her arms. 

Bullock said that she recognized Louis’ wisdom immediately. “I call him my 78-year-old son,” Sandra told InStyle. “He’s like Shecky Greene, a Jewish Catskills comic. He’s wise and kind. I saw that when they handed him to me. There was a spiritual bigness to him. I was like, ‘I hope I don’t eff that up.”

Sandra described Laila as a person ‘to bring some real change.’ Bullock’s main priority is her children. She told TODAY:

“I need to be there for every single moment they have. It’s harder for me to leave them than I think it is for them when I leave. I don’t leave that much, and I don’t work that much anymore either. So my priorities are my kids, my kids, my kids. My family. My family. That’s it.”

Bullock hopes more people can follow her lead and adopt. She told TODAY that any person could be a parent if they accept the love of a child. In 2018, Sandra told People:

“We’re very lucky that we get to live in this moment in time where we get to choose what our family looks like. And I got to do that in real life.”