San­dra Bul­lock’s se­cret fam­ily scan­dal


New Idea - - News - By Cole­man-rayner

When San­dra Bul­lock’s mar­riage to TV star Jesse James ex­ploded af­ter his cheating and lies were ex­posed, the tragic vic­tim of their di­vorce was the love rat’s then five-year-old daugh­ter Sunny. The A-list star had adopted the young girl and loved her like her own dur­ing hap­pier times with Jesse – only to be forced to cut all con­tact when they filed for di­vorce in 2010.

Now it seems San­dra could be about to lose an­other daugh­ter, as an emo­tional tug-of-war over new boyfriend Bryan Ran­dall’s child es­ca­lates. Hav­ing taken daugh­ter Sky­lar Staten in as one of her own when she started dat­ing the photographer in 2015, San­dra has formed a close bond with the 23-year-old.

How­ever, now their re­la­tion­ship could be at risk as

fam­ily mem­bers re­lated to Sky­lar’s mother – who died in 2007 from a heroin over­dose – have made an heart­break­ing plea to be re­united with the girl af­ter years of sep­a­ra­tion.

Break­ing down in tears as she speaks to New Idea, Sky­lar’s aunt Shelly Staten re­veals that af­ter Sky­lar’s mum Ja­nine passed away, her grand­mother Perri was en­trusted with the then-teenager’s care be­fore pass­ing away just two years later.

‘That was when Bryan got in­volved,’ re­calls Shelly. ‘No-one has heard from Sky­lar since... Bryan and I have al­ways had a good re­la­tion­ship, even though he did not with my husband or other mem­bers of the fam­ily. He asked me very nicely not to con­tact [Sky­lar].’

De­spite hav­ing very lit­tle con­tact with Sky­lar in her for­ma­tive years, known for­mer drug user Bryan, 51, whisked his daugh­ter away from her home state of Ore­gon to Ari­zona, where she went on to at­tend univer­sity, be­fore even­tu­ally mov­ing into San­dra’s Bel Air man­sion with her fa­ther while she dab­bled in mod­el­ling.

‘If San­dra Bul­lock wants to spend her life with Bryan Ran­dall, well then... that’s what they do. We would love to see Sky­lar, that’s all I can say,’ says Shelly.

‘We so much would love for her to be a part of our fam­ily. I have photos, her mum’s di­aries... all those things, I would love to give to her. I don’t have Face­book, so I can’t get in touch with Sky­lar to tell her,’ she adds.

With Shelly claim­ing Bryan has an­grily thwarted all at­tempts by other fam­ily mem­bers to

con­tact Sky­lar, the fam­ily is now pin­ning their hopes on San­dra’s ma­ter­nal in­stincts.

‘Sky­lar’s an adult with her own life now, but San­dra treats her as one of her own. Her door is al­ways open for Sky­lar,’ says a source close to the 53-yearold ac­tress. ‘Bryan doesn’t talk much about his old life in Ore­gon – he’s ashamed of it, since it in­volves drug use and aban­don­ing his only child – so San­dra has no idea there’s a huge fam­ily left be­hind who had their hearts ripped out the day he took Sky­lar away.’

‘San­dra has no idea there’s a huge fam­ily left be­hind who had their hearts ripped out...’

The star has found her­self yet again in the mid­dle of a cus­tody con­tro­versy. San­dra can’t keep her hands (and lips) off her photographer boyfriend Bryan.


Gary (above) says his son Michael feels re­spon­si­ble for Ja­nine’s death. Jesse and San­dra (above) share daugh­ter Sunny, now 13, to­gether.

Fam­ily’s plea for Sky­lar Af­ter Bryan took daugh­ter Sky­lar away, her aunt Shelly (left) is beg­ging San­dra to let the fam­ily con­tact Sky­lar.

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