Sandra Bullock is dumping her two-timing husband and welcoming a new guy into her life — a baby boy she is adopting as a single mother.
Divorce papers were filed Friday. The impending end of her five-year marriage to Jesse James came as no surprise on the heels of reports that the motorcycle mogul had been cheating on her and that the couple had already separated.
Instead, the bombshell, set off by Bullock in an interview with People magazine published online Wednesday, was the news that she brought a newborn son home to California earlier this year and has been raising him unbeknownst to almost anyone.
Bullock and James brought 3 1/2-month-old Louis Bardo Bullock home in January but decided to keep the news to themselves until after the Academy Awards in March, where Bullock won best actress for “The Blind Side.”
The baby is named after jazz great Louis Armstrong, who had touched Bullock with his signature song, “What a Wonderful World,” she said in the interview. The child was born in New Orleans.
Meanwhile, James had been keeping secrets of his own, which spilled out with reports that he had cheated on Bullock throughout their marriage. Those cheating allegations became public within days of Bullock’s winning the Oscar.
Asked by People whether James will have any formal role in raising Louis, Bullock said: “I will be adopting as a single parent.”
John Edwards’ mistress said the former presidential candidate’s wife didn’t know about their involvement until after he gave an interview to ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff admitting the affair.
“She didn’t know until after the interview,” Rielle Hunter told Oprah Winfrey about Elizabeth Edwards in quotes provided Wednesday by Harpo Productions. “He came clean with her after that interview.”
Hunter’s full interview with Winfrey is to air on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” today.
Winfrey asked Hunter why John Edwards, a former Democratic North Carolina senator, did the August 2008 interview with Woodruff.
“Everyone who was close to — well, who knew all the facts and knew the truth said, please don’t do that interview. Please don’t do that interview,” Hunter said. “Elizabeth really wanted him to do that interview. … And she didn’t know the truth. So it’s like you can’t do the interview and not speak the whole truth.”
In January, Edwards said he and Hunter have a 2-year-old daughter after initially denying it. He and Elizabeth Edwards are now separated.
Prosecutors dropped felony charges Wednesday against Randy Quaid in a fraud case.
But Quaid’s wife, Evi, will be on probation for three years after she pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of defrauding an innkeeper.
The couple had been charged with defrauding an innkeeper of more than $10,000 as well as conspiracy and burglary after an invalid credit card was used at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito.
Prosecutors said an invalid card also was used at The Biltmore, a luxury resort in Santa Barbara.
Prosecutors had a strong circumstantial case against Randy Quaid, but his wife was more involved with the transactions in question so charges were dropped against the actor, Tolks said.
The Quaids missed several court appearances during the case.