Sandra Bullock on becoming a mother at 46: ‘Family is what you fight for’

-Jul 2, Hannah Hargrave, Living -

Sandra Bullock was 46-years-old when she became a mother and now as she approaches her 55th birthday she’s opening up about why her young family was well worth the wait. 

The Hollywood star has it all; fame, fortune and most importantly an adorable family, but she had to wait a while to get her lifelong wish of children.

Despite admitting she dreamed of being a mum even as a teen, she didn’t welcome her first child Louis until she adopted him in 2010 and daughter, Laila five years later.

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But becoming a parent at that stage of her life only brought good things for Sandra, who says her children are “my first thought in the morning” and “my last thought at night”.

Gone are the days when her career was her main focus and now it’s all about the kids.

“I was put on this earth to protect you,” she says directing her passion to her two bundles of joy, who are now nine and seven. “You are my world. I love you so much, and I will move mountains to make sure that you are safe.”

Sandra, who is outspoken that “family is what you fight for” and what you protect, seems completely unphased by parenting two young kids in her mid fifties.

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“Being a mum I finally realise, oh this is what I was supposed to do when I grew up,” the ‘Birdbox’ beauty says. “Not be an actress; to be a mum…This is my purpose.”

She raises her children with the help of her boyfriend of four years, Bryan Randall, who she found love with after years of heartache, including a failed marriage to serial cheater, Jesse James. 

But 55 certainly seems to suit Sandra who appears to be living her happiest, healthiest life and she puts it all down to her loved ones.

“Sometimes you’re born into a family,” she says. “Sometimes you need to go find it, sometimes it finds you.”

If you enjoyed this article you might like TV presenter Emma Forbes’ views on feeling better at 52 than 32 and read how these A-list mums look just as fabulous as their daughters. 

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