Baby No. 2! Sandra Bullock has adopted her second child, a 3-year-old daughter, Laila (pronounced Lila). The Oscar-winning actress confirmed the news that she’s adding a little girl to her family on People magazine’s cover on Wednesday, Dec. 2.
“When I look at Laila, there’s no doubt in my mind that she was supposed to be here,” Bullock told the mag. “I can tell you absolutely, the exact right children came to me at the exact right time.”
In fact, it was her son, Louis, who inspired her to welcome a second child.
“Louis spearheaded this whole journey,” she said. “My family is blended and diverse, nutty, and loving and understanding. That’s a family.”
She initially sparked adoption speculation when she was spotted carrying a child into Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Sunday, Sept. 27.
“You feel it’s very much like witness protection,” Bullock told People. “Unbeknownst to me, a photographer had followed us and taken a photo of us in line. The next day, I learned that a photo of her was being shopped around for sale to every outlet around the world. I had promised and legally agreed to protect her from something like this, and here I was chasing down lawyers — having them begging them to keep her safe.”
In late October, however, Bullock corrected an Associated Press reporter who noted she had adopted again.
"There's only one adopted child in my household and his name is Louis," she said at the time. "If I had a second adopted child, everyone would be hearing about it. I would be loud and clear. And say, 'Yes, I have officially adopted a second child.' Right now, Louis must be it."
Back in 2010, Bullock finalized the adoption of her son, now 5, shortly after splitting from her husband, Jesse James, following a massive cheating scandal.
The Minions star has kept her little boy out of the spotlight, only bringing him to a handful of public events.
In addition to expanding her family, Bullock also has a new man in her life. Us Weekly exclusively broke the story in August that she was dating photographer Bryan Randall. The pair met when Bullock hired Randall, 49, to take photos of Louis’ birthday party in January. He also took the photos of Laila for the latest magazine spread.
“Sandra is smart and learned a lot from the Jesse thing,” a Bullock insider told Us at the time. “She doesn’t need a man to complete her, but if he fits, like Bryan does, she is made better by a relationship.”
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