Sandra Bullock sat down with Matt Lauer for her first television interview since her divorce from Jesse James, airing on the "Today" show on Tuesday. In it, she opens up about her adopted son, Louis, and what he means to the entire Bullock family.
"We don't have any boys in our family. Boy, is everyone really happy about that. So, he's like the crown prince. You know, it's nothing but girls in our family," Bullock said about her baby, whom she called her "little Cajun cookie," in an excerpt on the show's Scoop blog. "I mean, my cousin in Germany has one son. No boys — can you imagine how miserable our father is? I mean, every pet was female. But it was just the hierarchy that needed to be broken."
Bullock also talked about how she was able to keep the adoption a secret from the media, crediting the people around her as having "massive amounts of integrity."
"Human beings exist that have integrity, that know how to keep their mouth shut. That know the bigger picture, that don't sell out their friends," Bullock explained. "Those people are all over the place. But again, we don't like to talk about it, because it doesn't sell a magazine. But I was blessed with the same friends I've had since before things got really special for me and blessed in life.
"I did not circumvent," Bullock explained further about the adoption. "I wanted to do everything exactly the same way everyone else did. And it was. He was always mine, you know. It wasn't like I felt like someone was going to take him away. But it was nice to have someone say, 'I think you're a fit parent.' ... I think everything works out the way the universe wants it to work out."
The Oscar-winner sat down with Lauer in New Orleans, where she helped to raise funds for a new health clinic on the campus of the Warren Easton Charter High School. "They did it with such power and love and integrity. Integrity. There's so much integrity here. And I've never been around that much integrity," Bullock said about the victims of Hurricane Katrina since the area in and around New Orleans was devastated by the natural disaster five years ago.
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