Sandra Bullock is putting adoption rumors to rest.
Contrary to tabloid reports, the Academy Award winner isn't in the process of giving 5-year-old Louis Bullock a sibling. In fact, as the single mom says in People's "World's Most Beautiful" issue, it's the furthest thing from her mind.
"Oh, those drumbeats. I've always said that I could have a house full of kids. But at this time the only kids in my house, other than Louis, are the ones whose parents want them back at the end of the playdate. But if these drumbeaters know something that I don't, I'd appreciate a heads-up on the details so I can pick up some supplies. I'm wickedly unprepared if Louis is getting a sibling this week."
Indeed, the Gravity star is happy with what she has. "There are so many variations of families out there that are perfect. My family looks nothing like I ever imagined it would," Sandra admits. "It's better than I ever imagined." What makes a family? According to Sandra, it's "people you choose to have in your life."
The actress cherishes her "tribe," which includes close friends and family—especially women. "If you are struggling, the women in my life descend like paratroopers en masse and will not leave your side until they know you are standing on your own two feet again," she says. "No judgment, just support."
The Minions star says "it's an honor" to be Louis' mother. "Louis asks me some serious questions, and I'm really honest with him on a level he can handle. It's a beautiful thing," she tells People, on sale Friday. "I want him to be a good man who is good to women and is really in touch with how he feels."
It's because of Louis Sandra is more in touch with her own feelings. "Am I the mother my son deserves? Am I living my authentic life, am I good enough, working hard enough, am I able to keep my son safe? Did I pick up all the dog poop in the yard before the playdate? Worrying used to be very paralyzing for me, and now I can talk myself off the ledge," she says. "Louis is the one who snapped me out of it."
"I wish I could back and tell myself to not worry so much. I wasted so much time with worry," Sandra adds. "I wish I could get it back."