Los Angeles, California: Sandra Bullock is facing the biggest challenge of her life after losing her longtime partner Brian Randall, who died of ALS in September.
The actress, who shares her home with Brian and her two adopted children Louis and Layla, is trying to move on with her life and “smile again” but has been left heartbroken by the loss of her spouse.
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How is Sandra Bullock dealing with this grief?
“Sandra has recently been able to start smiling again” but she “hasn’t fully processed it all. It’s still very raw,” an insider said.
“She dealt with taking care of herself and all the stress that came with it, and it wasn’t easy,” an insider tells Life & Style.
“She’s doing what he always told her to do — breathing and taking life one day at a time,” the source said. Sandra, who turns 60 in July, feels like she’s 59 years old. Starting again.
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“After all she’s been through, she’s been through so much heartache, including a divorce from cheating husband Jesse James, 54, in 2010. Brian was the one person she never thought she’d ever have,” the insider revealed.
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“They were perfect for each other. Now Sandra feels like she’s starting over at 59,” the insider said.
How is Sandra Bullock supporting her kids?
Sandra’s main priority now is to protect and console her family, especially her children, 11-year-old Lewis and nine-year-old Layla, who loved Brian and saw him as their father.
“The kids were extremely close to Brian,” the insider said, adding, “It’s been very difficult for him, but Sandra has been there every moment.”
The insider further told the publication that Sandra and her children are getting the support they need, including family therapy.
“Sandra believes in talking about Brian, being open about their feelings toward him, how they miss him and how they will keep his memory alive,” the insider said.
Sandra also wants to make sure Brian’s daughter from a previous relationship, Skylar, 28, feels welcome in her family. “Sandra and Skylar are close,” the insider reveals.
The insider added, “Once she and Brian got together they hit it off very quickly and she will always be a part of the family.”
How is Sandra Bullock getting on with her life?
Sandra knows that life goes on without Brian, and she is determined to honor his legacy by living fully and happily.
She plans to make the upcoming holidays special, even when she knows “it’s going to feel empty without him around,” with a little tribute to Brian, who loved celebrating with the kids. .
“Wherever you look you see Brian,” the insider said, adding, “He loved the holidays and was always helping the kids decorate.”
Sandra is also slowly getting back to work, as she has several projects lined up, including a Netflix thriller with Brad Pitt and a romantic comedy with Channing Tatum.
The insider added, she’s grateful for the support of her friends and coworkers who are taking care of her and sending her love.
However, Sandra is not ready to date again, and may never go on a date. “Dating is the last thing on her mind. “Brian is in her thoughts all the time,” the insider said.
“Sandra is heartbroken over losing Brian,” the insider admitted, adding, “Right now, she’s learning to live again.”
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