She’s been called America’s sweetheart ever since we first saw her in the action flick Speed. Between her spunky charm, her girl-next-door persona and her diva-free reputation, Sandy, 53, has won our hearts time and time again. But don’t mistake the Oscar winner’s nice girl vibes for being soft because when it comes to her children, she’s one of the most ferocious mama bears out there.
Sandra Bullock Is Fighting Back Against Her Critics
After the single mom adopted two African American children from Louisiana, Louis, 6, and Laila, 4, she’s garnered a lot of unwanted attention. Because of the fact that her children’s skin color is different than her own, Sandra is clapping back at her critics.
She Adopted Louis In 2010
In a since-deleted Facebook comment, Sandra wrote: “I’m tired of hearing from everyone that he is not my child, that he is not my blood. That I am a so called “Adoptive Mother.” I am a Mother. I need no other label or prefix. I know I’ve adopted him and I am proud of it. He may not have my eyes, he may not have my smile, he may not have my skin tone, but he has all my heart.”
Her Daughter Laila Arrived A Few Years Later
“A mother is a person who raises, loves and provides for the child. It doesn’t matter if you share the same blood or not. I hold my son in my arms and thank God for bringing him to me.”