In an interview with Matt Lauer on Tuesday's "Today" show, Sandra Bullock opened up about her new life with son Louis, the value of good friends, and her involvement with the Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans.
Being the first boy to grace the Bullock family in years, Sandra says Louis is everyone's "crown prince." "You know, it's nothing but girls in our family," she told Lauer. "Can you imagine how miserable our father is? I mean, every pet was female. But it was just the hierarchy that needed to be broken."See photos of celebs who have adopted children!
The actress said she wanted to follow all the regular procedures when it came to adopting her son. "I wanted to do everything exactly the same way everyone else did. And -- it was -- he was always mine, you know. It wasn't like I felt like someone was going to take him away. But it was nice to have someone say, I think you're a fit parent. ... I think everything works out the way the universe wants it to work out."
The Oscar winner managed to keep her adoption process out of the media spotlight and attributes that to her strong circle of friends and family. "I read something like, how did someone keep a secret, and it's -- you know-- human beings exist that have integrity that know how to keep their mouth shut," said said. "I was blessed with the same friends I've had since before things got really special for me and blessed in life."
Bullock has recently spent time helping raise funds for a new health clinic at the Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans. She was drawn to the school board and what they were doing to establish the school in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.