Sandra Bullock: “You Don’t Have To Give Birth To Someone To Have A Family”

Sandra Bullock says that she’s not sure if babies are in her future.

The Speed star, who is stepmom to her husband Jesse James’ daughters Chandler, 13, and Sunny, 5, and son Jesse Jr, 10, tells Harper’s Bazaar:

“You don’t have to give birth to someone to have a family. I’m not going to spend two seconds of my life wishing I had something I don’t. It’s hard to do it your way when you hear everyone else telling you to do it their way. I just want people to admit that there’s no one way to live your life.”

Sandra revealed earlier this year that she feels fortunate to have her stepkids in her life, saying, “I don’t see the difference in having blood-related kids or children who come with your husband. I am very blessed.”

Though Sandra, 44, is happy with her family just as it is, she adds that you never know what the future holds!

“Of course, I don’t know what’s going to happen. I could go home today and go, I haven’t started my period.”

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  • Anonymous

    She makes 44 look really good.

  • Anonymous

    “I don’t see the difference in having blood-related kids or children who come with your husband. I am very blessed.”

    If it was Gisele saying this, people would be losing their sh.t over it.

  • Anonymous

    Good for her. Having biological children is such a personal thing, and when people go “you have to believe me, this is a totally diffrerent experience!”, well, one could also say the same when adopting, fostering or step-parenting a child, no? A different experience? I respect Sandra for saying unpopular things out loud. Maybe we’ll see some young and super-fertile actresses saying similar things one day….

  • Anonymous

    I agree with Sandra’s comments. It is the person that makes the family. When my stepfather adopted us he always told my mom that he didn’t want to be a stepfather and he never was for one second. He is first and foremost my dad and always has been. Just because you don’t share blood with someone, doesn’t mean you can’t be a family.

  • Anonymousss

    yeah but 44 is kind of up there.. she probably won’t accidentally get pregnant at this point.

  • Kim

    Jesse’s ex-wife Janine Lindemulder called into the Howard Stern Show this past March before starting her prison sentence for tax evasion. She says one of her exes turned her in but she wouldn’t say who. She says her ex-husband Jesse James and his new wife, actress Sandra Bullock, wanted nothing to do with her five-year-old daughter for the first three years of her life. Then one day they wanted contact with her daughter and Janine was happy and started making baby books for Jesse. But one day he just snapped and tried to get full custody of her daughter. They settled on joint custody.

    The long standing rumor is that both Jesse and Sandra turned in Janine to the IRS. Though Jesse is no stranger to not paying people with his lawyers and former business partners all suing him for conning them and not paying his bills. I had always heard Jesse was violent towards Janine throughout their marriage and while Janine was pregnant with their daughter. He left Janine for Sandra while she was eight months pregnant though Janine says she doesn’t blame Sandra for the breakup. After Jesse left Janine for Sandra, he was claiming their daughter wasn’t his all of a sudden. DNA tests proved differently. Jesse then went on with his new life in Hollywood and wasn’t in contact with Janine or their daughter for the next three years.

    My theory is that Sandra, who isn’t getting any younger by Hollywood standards, wanted Jesse to gain full custody of Janine’s daughter. This served two purposes: 1), Publicity for Sandra because she can get the publicity she wants by parading Janine’s daughter on public outings in front of the obvious paparazzi ahead. I’ve seen pictures of where Sandra is looking directly at the cameras and smiling while Janine’s daughter is in full view of them. Did Janine authorize these publicity stunts? And 2), Sandra can’t have children and trying to gain custody of a young child is her way of finally becoming a mother.

    Sandra has many times stated in interviews that her husband’s children with his ex-wives and ex-girlfriends are also her children and a part of her family. I’m a part of a stepfamily but my stepfather had custody of me and raised me along with my mother. Sandra has nothing to do with Janine’s daughter except when Jesse has his visitation. Unless you are raising the children and their mothers are not in their lives for whatever reason, then you are not their mother and merely a babysitter. If Sandra had children. I highly doubt she would appreciate her husband’s exes saying her children are also their children now.

    If Sandra can’t have children, she can open her home to foster children when there are so many children that need homes. She certainly has the money to do this and can take care of so many needy children. She obviously doesn’t want a happy stable family environment for Janine’s daughter because Janine said in her interview that Jesse and Sandra will not talk to her and she and Sandra have never really sat down to discuss her daughter staying with her while she’s in prison. How was this all arranged and handled? Through lawyers?

    Jesse was using Janine’s porn history against her when he was first trying to get custody. But he didn’t have any problems marrying a porn star and getting a porn star pregnant. But when he met a woman more famous and more wealthy than Janine, Jesse and Sandra came to the conclusion that a porn star for a mother was suddenly a problem. Sandra thinks she’s a better mother figure for Janine’s daughter. But Janine has a 17-year-old son and there has never been any issues against Janine as a mother. Unlike Jesse who beat Janine while pregnant, later claimed their daughter wasn’t his, and then later having nothing to do with the child for the first three years of her life. While Sandra was having an affair with a married man who had a pregnant wife at home and has been trying to take a little girl away from her mother and older brother. Despite all of Janine’s flaws, I rather see her raising children than Jesse and Sandra.

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