Award winning actress Sandra Bullock has filed for divorce from Jesse James and is adopting a 3 1/2-month-old baby boy.
The divorce petition was filed Friday, April 23, citing discord and conflict of personalities without “any reasonable expectations of reconciliation.”
The couple separated back in March of this year after reports of reality-tv star Jesse James had been cheating on his wife Sandra Bullock had surfaced. Several women, including tattoo model Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, have claimed to have had affairs with him.
Jesse James has publicly shown regret for the alleged reports of unfaithfulness.
“Sandy is the love of my life, but considering the pain and devastation I have caused her, it would be selfish to not let her go. Right now it is time for me to beat this addiction that has taken two of the things I love the most in life.”
Jesse James does not specify what the addiction is that he refers to.
He goes on to say, “I have always taken great pride in proving people wrong. That time has come once again to show that I am not what everyone says I am. I know in my heart that I can be the best father possible to my four children, and the mate Sandy deserves, and realize that this is an incredible mountain to climb. But I believe that the steps I have taken in the last 30 days are the foundation for making this happen. The lifelong commitment I am making is what being a real husband and father is all about.
“I ask that you please do not judge Sandy for the things I have done. She has done no wrong. She played no part in any of this. She has been an amazing wife, mother, and best friend, for the over six years we have been together.”
Jesse James told People he has a “huge hole” in his heart, but understands Sandra Bullock’s decision to file for divorce and adopt a baby without him.
The couple apparently started the adoption process four years ago. Sandra Bullock and Jesse James actually brought home baby Louis Bardo Bullock back in January 2010. They decided to keep it a secret until after the Oscars, which took place in March, where Bullock won best actress for her role in “The Blind Side.” The divorce papers said the couple has no child under 18 years of age who is entitled to support. Sandra Bullock will be raising baby Louis, who was born in New Orleans, as a single mother.