'It became an issue': Sandra Bullock and Bryan Randall split after 7 years as she refused to tie the knot
'Sandra didn't need a piece of paper to plan a future and be happy, but he felt differently,' an insider stated
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Sandra Bullock and Bryan Randall have reportedly parted ways in secret after 7 years together. The pair began their relationship in 2015 away from the public eye as they spent most of the time closer to home with ‘The Proposal’ star’s two children, Louis, 12, and Laila, 10.
According to RadarOnline, the long-term couple has secretly separated due to their differing views on marriage. It is known that Bullock is not a fan of marriages. "I don't need a paper to be a devoted partner and devoted mother," she confirmed in a Red Table Talk interview in 2021. However, as per the outlet's source, Randall wanted to make things official between them.
While one source slammed the rumors, saying, "Their relationship has not ended. They are as much together now as they have ever been," another confirmed the split. "It's widely known Bryan wanted to make things official with Sandra, but she didn't see a need to go down that path. It became quite an issue as time went on," the informer told RadarOnline.
It is reported that the tension between the celebrity couple began late last year when they were last seen together in October. The second source also confirmed that the pair is taking time away from each other. "There's still a great deal of respect on both sides. Sandra will always care for Bryan and wish him nothing but the best and vice versa," the source continued. Moreover, Randall has reportedly moved out of their home and is currently living with his mom, though "he remains very much in the kids' lives."
Bullock did not want to tie the knot with Randall, which caused a rift between the duo. "Sandra didn't need a piece of paper to plan a future and be happy, but he felt differently," the source stated.
Another informer came forward to reveal that Randall initially wanted to adopt Bullock's children legally. However, 'The Blind Side' star was against it as she did not want to repeat the history of when she shared the custody of her son Louis with former husband Jesse James. "Sandra and Jesse had adopted Louis together, and that could've been a horribly ugly situation. But thankfully, Jesse gave up his parental rights. The threat of losing Louis and Laila to Bryan half the time if they got divorced would be traumatizing. Sandra just won't take that chance," explained the source.
Bullock is currently focusing on being a full-time mom and has put her professional career on hold. "I just want to be 24/7 with my babies and my family. There's where I'm gonna be for a while," she said in March, according to the outlet.
The second source also confirmed that Bullock will eventually begin dating, saying, "Sandra wants to hang with her kids and catch up with her friends and kick back a little. Eventually, she'll start dating, but it's going to take a while for her to heal. She loved Bryan very much, and had a lot of hopes and dreams tied up with him."