Sandra Bullock on Jesse James: “It was so hard for me to allow someone to take care of me”

Sandra Bullock speaks effusively about her husband, “Celebrity Apprentice” cast-off (and evidently extremely gallant and chivalrous) Jesse James, in the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar.


“I’ve had to learn a hard lesson in that I’m not allowed to open car doors anymore,” Sandra tells the magazine. “It was so hard for me to allow someone to take care of me. It’s not because I can’t take care of myself. But Jesse was like, ‘Just let me do this.'”

According to the Harper’s Bazaar interviewer, Sandra “beams” when she speaks about Jesse, her husband of four years who is indeed a descendant of the outlaw Jesse James.

Looks like true love to me.

Looks like true love to me.

Not surprisingly, Sandra admits to not being “a fan of reality shows.” (Maybe that’s why Jesse seemed reticent to call in some celebrity favors via Sandra during the various “Apprentice” tasks.)

“… But I am a fan of people who use their brains and skills and hard work to outsmart people, not to steal someone’s man or get drunk on TV,” she says.

When it comes to Jesse, she adds, “I know the beast well enough to know what won’t be put up with. And I know the honesty of the beast, and that’s incredibly admirable in that it doesn’t curb itself, whether the camera is on or off. God bless any human being who says, I don’t care what anyone thinks of me; this is the job at hand.”

Sandra, 44, as you may know, does not have any children. But she inherited three stepchildren – Chandler, 14, Jesse Jr., 11, and Sunny – when she married Jesse, 40. The elder two are from Jesse’s first marriage; 5-year-old Sunny is the product of his marriage to porn actress Janine Lindemulder, who is currently serving time in jail for tax evasion. (Janine, just as an FYI, once dated Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil and “Daisy of Love” host Riki Rachtman.)

So naturally, everyone wants to know if Sandra will have any babies of her own with Jesse. (I bet they’d be cute!)

“You don’t have to give birth to someone to have a family. We’re all family, an extended family,” she says. “I’m not going to spend two seconds of my life wishing I had something I don’t. It’s hard to do it your way when you hear everyone else telling you to do it their way. I reamed out this idiot girl at some premiere once about this. I had just been talking to a friend who couldn’t conceive, and I saw her pain. And this girl said” — she affects a nasal whine — “‘I’m from Star magazine. Are you pregnant?’ And I went off on her. What if I couldn’t have kids? Do you know what that would make me feel like? I just want people to admit that there’s no one way to live your life. Of course, I don’t know what’s going to happen. I could go home today and go, I haven’t started my period.”

Well, since it appears that Jesse’s pretty fertile, that is a distinct possibility…

Ryan Reynolds, Sandra’s co-star in her upcoming film, “The Proposal,” speaks highly of Jesse and Sandra’s relationship.

“They both have that steely determination that’s made them successful,” Ryan says. “It’s a match made in heaven.”

The season finale of “The Celebrity Apprentice” wraps up beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC.

Meanwhile, don’t forget I will be blogging LIVE during Bravo’s premiere of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” at 11 p.m. Tuesday, May 12.

That’s right! A real-life Jersey girl (that’s me – metiny1 born, bred and still resides) will blog live on my Facebook fan page – which you can access by clicking here or searching TV Blogger Ava Gacser – during the show!

I’d love to hear from you. Are you a Jersey girl too, concerned about how these five women will portray us? Or do you just want to tune in to see how us Jersey girls hold up against the ladies of Atlanta, New York and Orange County? Who is your favorite Jersey housewife? Who can’t you stand? What’s the most outrageous thing these women have said? Are their children more or less spoiled than the other housewives?

P.S. You can also chat with me during the show on Twitter.


  1. avagacser said,

    April 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Actually, I got that information out of the Harper’s Bazaar interview – – I was writing about. Here is the exact quote:

    “There isn’t a time during this interview when (Sandra Bullock) isn’t smiling and spirited, but when she speaks of James, she beams. And with the most recent season of Celebrity Apprentice, the world got the chance to understand exactly what Bullock sees in the motorcycle mechanic and descendant of the legendary outlaw.”

    And the Discovery Channel site – – corroborates this claim. Wikipedia says otherwise, saying that Jesse’s been asked to provide his DNA to prove that relationship.

  2. DiahniGordon said,

    April 6, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Ava, dear, check your facts – Jesse James is no descendant of the outlaw. Do you believe this because you read it somewhere. Journalism, please! Even on the internet.

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