Back in 2010, Sandra Bullock was already an Academy Award-winning actresses, People Magazine’s 2015 Most Beautiful Woman Alive and one of the biggest stars in Hollywood when she decided to add the title of “mom” when she adopted her little boy Louis. The megastar celeb just became a mom for the second time.
People Magazine revealed just this morning that Sandy has adopted a second child, and her name is Laila (pronounced “Lila” FYI). And you’ll never guess where the Our Brand Is Crisis actress got her inspiration to bring home kid number two — her five-year-old son, Louis. According to JD Heyman, the Deputy Editor of People, who interviewed the star, it was Louis who “began discussing whether or not he’d ever have siblings” that caused his famous mom to think about it. “Louis spearheaded this whole journey,” Sandra says in the interview. She also says this about her new daughter: “When I look at Laila, there’s no doubt in my mind that she was supposed to be here.” SO sweet.
And while the adoption was only revealed today, it’s actually been a long, grueling three-year process that finally brought little Laila home. Three-year-old Laila is from Louisiana (just like Sandy’s son Louis!) and was in foster care before she found her permanent home. While “she was scared” at first, her mama made a huge effort to let her “know Louis and I weren’t going anywhere.” And according to the article, the little girl and her new brother are already “inseparable.”
And it certainly sounds like Sandy’s having a great time adjusting to life with a daughter, who has brought “pink and glitter in the house mixed with Legos and Batmans.” All in all, it warms our hearts to hear the story and we’re so happy for the new family.
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