In mid-2022, Sandra Bullock announced her temporary retirement from the Hollywood industry. She claimed at the time that she had been mentally tired for several years, which made sense considering that the actress had been working steadily for 35 years at the time. But it would be a device to keep secret the secret struggle that was going on in his family.
“I don’t want to owe anyone’s schedule but my own. I’m so burnt out. I am so tired that I am unable to make healthy and wise decisions and I know that (…) “I want to be at home. I just want to be home… Because I was always running, I was always running to the next thing. I just want to be around and be responsible for one thing,” Bullock told the Hollywood Reporter.
However, on August 7, it was announced that Bryan Randall, who had been Bullock’s partner since 2015, had died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, diagnosed three years earlier. Now it is known that Bullock’s break had more serious reasons than simple fatigue, because the actress all this time took care of her partner until the last days.
Gesine Bullock-Prado, sister of Sandra Bullock, confirmed on social networks that Sandra did not part with her lover for a second and thanked all the medical staff who relieved the actress.
“I am convinced that Bry has found the best fishing spot in the sky and is already throwing his bait into the mighty rivers full of salmon. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a cruel disease, but it comforts me to know that my amazing sister and the group of nurses she gathered to care for him at home were his best carers. Rest in peace Bryan,” Gesine wrote on her networks along with a photo of Bryan sporting a grin and cigar in hand.
According to Page Six media, few knew Bryan’s medical condition. Among them was Channing Tatum, Bullock’s co-star in his latest film The Lost City, in fact there was much speculation when Sandra went to the film’s red carpet without her inseparable boyfriend, but no media was aware of the delicate situation that the couple was alive.
The well-known Hollywood producer also shared a few words with the American tabloid, assuring that he “didn’t think people knew that Sandra had gone to take care of Bryan”, admitting that he was “destroyed” by her, given that she was such a beloved woman in the industry.
Sandra Bullock met Bryan Randall when she hired him as a photographer for her son Louis Bardo’s fifth birthday. There was great chemistry between them right away, and a year later they were seen together at the wedding of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. Although nothing has been confirmed, media outlets such as the Daily Mail claim that Bullock and Randall got married in an unofficial ceremony in 2017 at the Three Bees Villa sanctuary in the Bahamas.
While the relationship was still in its early months, Sandra adopted her other daughter, Layla, and both children became very close to Randall.
“He is very kind. For kids, he’s kind of like number 1, and I’m number 2. But I understand that because he’s more playful and has better cravings,” Bullock said of his late partner’s parenting skills.
The same Daily Mail assures that the difficult process that Randall went through also deeply affected the children who called him “dad” from an early age.
“Because of this, relations were very strained and it was very hard for the children,” a source told the British newspaper.