Sandra Bullock has adopted a new daughter and we get to meet her! Well, sort of. The actress debuted her daughter, Laila, on the cover of People but we can’t actually see the little girl’s face.
“When I look at Laila, there’s no doubt in my mind that she was supposed to be here,” the 51-year-old actress says. The cover also features Sandra’s son Louis, who she adopted in 2010. 3½-year-old Laila (pronounced Lila), is originally from Louisiana and was previously in foster care.
The announcement trended on Twitter but not all of the tweets were congratulatory. Some fans felt that the white actress adopting black children was a publicity move. "Sandra Bullock adopts another black fashion accessory. Hate moral preening of celebrities w/their inter-racial adoptions," blasted one. Another defended Sandra by saying, "Sandra Bullock is one of the most non-publicizing celebs. She didnt adopt black children for publicity. Cut the crap. Yall r ANNOYING."
In the cover story, Sandra talks about trying to hide her daughter from the glare of celebrity, including hunting down a photographer who snapped a photo of them during a doctor's visit. "I learned that a photo of her was being shopped around for sale to every outlet around the world. I had promised and legally agreed to protect her from something like this, and here I was chasing down lawyers — having them begging them to keep her safe."