Yesterday we learned the completely shocking yet amazing news that Sandra Bullock has adopted a beautiful baby boy named Louis Bardo as mother and son graced the cover of this week’s issue of People magazine and today we learn a bit more about Sandra’s plans for Louis’s future. Bullock’s baby boy was adopted from New Orleans, LA and she reveals that New Orleans is where she plans to raise him. In her new People magazine coverstory, on newsstands now, Sandra shares with the world just how important the city of New Orleans is to her:
It’s a city synonymous with rebuilding – so New Orleans seems like the perfect place for Sandra Bullock to raise son Louis. “New Orleans is his city, and he is going to know it inside and out,” she says in the exclusive PEOPLE cover story, on newsstands now. “Without the spirit of the people who live there and take care of the city and honor its traditions, its love for music, its love for life, take those people out and you don’t have why I love New Orleans so much.” Even before deciding to “find our child in New Orleans,” Bullock was establishing significant ties to and a love for the Big Easy. After Hurricane Katrina, Bullock became a major supporter of Warren Easton Charter High School, the first public high school for boys in Louisiana. The historical school sustained $4 million in damages, and the actress, who tells PEOPLE she “felt such a profound need to do something for them,” has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars for renovations, new band uniforms and a new health clinic. She has also established a $10,000 college scholarship. Not to mention, before Bullock scored a Best Actress Oscar for starring in The Blind Side, which was written by New Orleans native Michael Lewis, she used the film’s New Orleans premiere as a fundraiser to benefit the school. Her generosity even earned her an induction into the school’s hall of fame last year. “She acts as if all 800-plus of these children are her own,” Warren Easton’s principal Alexina Medley tells PEOPLE. Adds school board member Arthur Hardy: “She has been our angel. We love her.”
Sandra bought a stately manor in the Garden District of New Orleans last September and I wouldn’t at all be surprised if that is where she will be spending most of her time with Louis when she’s not working on film projects. It is very clear that the city already meant a great deal to her … now that her precious baby boy is a gift, shall we say, from New Orleans I suspect the city means all that much more to her. I’m just so happy for Sandra and her newborn baby boy. I truly hope they are able to live happily ever after in the beautiful city of New Orleans.