Bullock Files for Divorce, Adopts Baby Boy
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The Academy Award-winner tells People magazine she's filed for divorce from her husband of five years, Jesse James, in the wake of an adultery scandal that surfaced days after she took home her Best Actress Oscar.
But the shocker is her telling People she's adopted a baby boy, who was born in New Orleans. Louis Bardo Bullock is now 3 1/2 months old.
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Bullock, 45, says she's now adopting him as a single parent, but that she and James, 41, began the process four years ago and brought Louis home in January. They decided to keep the adoption secret until after the Oscars, People says.
A Bullock representative wouldn't tell People where she filed for divorce, but Bullock said, "I'm sad and I am scared."
Jurisdiction matters a lot, because laws on dividing marital property vary greatly, explains CBS News legal analyst Jack Ford, who adds that the adoption just makes an already complicated custody picture even cloudier. Bullock has expressed a strong interest in remaining involved in the lives of James' kids.
This edition of People magazine hits newstands Friday.
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