Sandra Bullock finally emerged from seclusion on Wednesday afternoon -- leaving her Hollywood Hills home to visit a friend in Beverly Hills, TMZ and X17 report. It's the first time the star, 45, has been seen in public since her husband Jesse James' adultery scandal exploded over two weeks ago.
Wearing a floppy green sun hat as a bodyguard and assistant shielded her with umbrellas, Bullock exited her house through her garage climbed into the back seat of a black Mercedes.
The destination: the home of Gabriel Brener, a billionaire who runs a private investment firm that specializes in media, real estate and technology, according to TMZ. In a bizarre coincidence, Brener's property is on the same street where Michael Jackson lived until his shocking June 2009 death.
Around March 15 -- the day she learned of James' alleged affair with tattoo model/stripper Michelle "Bombshell" McGee -- Bullock reportedly moved out of the Seal Beach, Calif. home she shared with James, to whom she has been married for nearly 5 years.
As more women claim affairs with James, Bullock has been "completely sealed off," a friend told Us Weekly. "Her voice-mail box is full. All of her friends are devastated, but she needs to be alone." Her estranged husband has reportedly checked himself into a rehab facility in Tuscon, Ariz.