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Miss Congeniality has become a mom for the second time! Sandra Bullock, who recently became a new mom to adopted daughter, Laila, spills her views on what is considered a "very traditional family" and the possibility of remarrying. The new mom of two is opening up for the first time after having fostered her new 3-year-old daughter with the help of her five-year-old son, Louis.
The actress, who won an Oscar for her leading role in The Blind Side, after perfectly portraying the headstrong Southern matriarch, Leigh Anne Tuohy, is becoming a matriarch of her own after recently fostering, and adopting, her new 3½ year-old daughter from foster care in Louisiana.
"I have no idea what a 'traditional family' looks like anymore," said the Oscar winner, after gracing this week's cover of People. The Proposal star further expanded on her perception of a traditional family in her undeniably charming fashion: "If a traditional home is one that is filled with lots of love and poop jokes, no sleep, schedule books filled with more kids' social events than adults' and lots of yelling over who touched who first...then I have a very traditional family," she told the magazine.
When asked about the idea of remarrying, Bullock replied, "I don't think so, but I can see myself in a committed, safe relationship where there is lots of love and laughter, and 'making memories' is No. 1 on the to-do list." The Gravity actress considers herself "lucky" when it comes to fostering and adopting, explaining how "we can make the family that makes us happiest. And sometimes you just need to go out and find it and bring it home!"
The Oscar-winning star also told the magazine that she was particularly scared of having a little girl — a fear she chalks up to her late mother, German-born opera singer Helga Mathilde Meyer, Today reports, who always told her: "You just wait till you have a daughter."
Apparently, Bullock was quite the handful back in the day, and she told People that "the thought that a daughter of mine would be anything like I was scared me senseless."
"Before my mom passed away, we had a moment at her bedside where I was shut down and trying not to cry, and she simply said, 'Don't be like me,'" Bullock revealed to the magazine. "In that moment, a lot of our lifetime together had been explained. She didn't want me to go through life shut down, afraid of feeling. Well, life has made sure I feel everything now, and I'm not ashamed to admit it anymore."
And if her little Laila gives her half the grief the 51-year-old once gave her own mother, Bullock is sure Helga will be up there somewhere "laughing her ass off."