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Actress Bullock divorcing mogul and adopting baby

AP , NEW YORK

Sandra Bullock is dumping her two-timing husband and welcoming a new guy into her life — a baby boy she is adopting as a single mother.

Divorce papers were filed on Friday in Austin, Texas, where the 45-year-old Oscar-winning actress has a home. The impending end of her five-year marriage to Jesse James came as no surprise on the heels of reports that the motorcycle mogul had been cheating on her and that the couple had already separated.

In an interview with People magazine, published online on Wednesday, Bullock announced she had brought a newborn son home to California earlier this year and has been raising him unbeknownst to almost anyone.

Bullock and James began the adoption process four years ago, the article said. They brought three-month-old Louis Bardo Bullock home in January but decided to keep the news to themselves until after the Academy Awards.

The baby is named after jazz great Louis Armstrong, who had touched Bullock with his signature song, What a Wonderful World, she said in the interview. The child was born in New Orleans.

The baby became available during “the media craziness of the awards season,” she said. To shield Louis from that turmoil, she kept his arrival hidden from all but a few trusted associates and loved ones.

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