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Why Do Sandra Bullock and Jesse James' Alleged Marriage Problems Make Us So Sad?
Sandra Bullock has moved out of the home she shares with husband Jesse James, allegedly because she found out he was cheating on her. Bullock has also pulled out of the London premiere of "The Blind Side," due to "unforeseen personal reasons."
Uh oh. That doesn't sound good.
While most Hollywood marriages seem to come stamped with expiration dates, something about Bullock and James' relationship seemed more solid, more "normal" than the typical Tinseltown union. Maybe because they seemed like such an unlikely pair.
Hollywood loves a good opposites-attract story and, obviously, so do we, the movie-ticket-buying public. So the union of a silver-screen sweetheart and a motorcycle-riding bad boy was incredibly intriguing, especially given their past relationships. Bullock had dated pretty-boy movie stars like Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Gosling, and James seemed to prefer heavily-tattooed porn stars like Jenna Jameson and Janine Lindemulder.
Part of Bullock and James' appeal was that, despite their fame, they weren't paparazzi magnets or gossip-magazine fixtures. We didn't see them sipping Dom on an Italian designer's yacht or overly preening on the red carpet.
They seemed like any other couple dealing with the same problems that our friends and family and we ourselves have, like divorce and kids and custody disputes. Last December, Bullock and James were awarded custody of James' daughter Sunny after a very public court battle with his ex-wife, Lindemulder. The custody fight included Bullock accusing Lindemulder of drug abuse and Lindemulder saying that Bullock wanted Sunny because the Hollywood darling couldn't have biological children herself.
Would Bullock really engage in such a hurtful battle if she didn't truly care about her husband and his daughter? I'd rather think that she was doing this out of love, instead of some alternative agenda.
Now it seems that the Bullock-James marriage has taken a turn for the cliché. James allegedly had an affair with a "tattoo model" (whatever that is) -- a tattoo model whose nickname is "Bombshell," no less.
When a celebrity couple breaks up, it's usually not surprising. When a "normal" couple breaks up, it's jarring. And the Bullock-James pairing seemed, well, normal. It's hard not to wonder: If they can't make it, who can? Can my relationship make it?
And, much like any broken relationship, it's even more tragic when there's a child involved.
All we can do is wish them well and hope for the best. After all, Hope Floats.
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