Sandra Bullock lied when she said she hadn’t adopted a second child.
The actress is on the cover of People’s December issue with her new 3-year-old daughter Laila and her 5-year-old son Louis.
But during an October interview, Bullock stressed that she had not adopted another child. (RELATED: ‘Blind Side’ Football Player: The Movie RUINED My Career)
“There’s only one adopted child in my household and his name is Louis,” Bullock said. “If I had a second adopted child, everyone would be hearing about it.”
“I would be loud and clear. And say, ‘Yes, I have officially adopted a second child.'” (RELATED: Charlize Theron Adopts Second Child)
Bullock admitted Wednesday that she wasn’t truthful during the interview.
“From the ruse I had to construct so that Louis didn’t have to lie to his friends at school, to the stories I constructed for friends and coworkers as to why I was absent all the time, the subterfuge was pretty elaborate,” Bullock said.
“But there is always the chance that the bonding process wouldn’t happen or that the CPS [Child Protective Services] workers would feel I wasn’t a suitable match. So I had no problem lying and fabricating stories to keep things on lockdown.” (PHOTOS: Sandra Bullock: Being Named The ‘Most Beautiful Woman’ Is Ridiculous)
“It felt very much like witness protection.”