Sandra Bullock's spouse struggle
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 July 2009
Sandra Bullock says her husband Jesse James has struggled to adjust to being married to a Hollywood star
Sandra Bullock's husband hates being famous.
The 44-year-old actress - who is married to motorcycle shop owner Jesse James - admits Jesse struggled when he was thrust into the spotlight after they began dating.
She explained to BANG Showbiz: "I think I've benefited from marrying him, but I think him marrying me brought on so many hardships and cruelty from people because of the limelight now being shined on all of them. Thank God he still loves me.
"I, unfortunately brought some attention to him which he didn't necessarily want. But guess what? He loves me. I married an average Joe who normally would be fixing your car and people normally look down on what he did but I know how extraordinary he is and I'm thankful that with all the attention he's still OK being with me. He doesn't like it, but he's OK."
Sandra added she worries about the attention her career brings to her loved ones, adding the way their lives become public property is unfair.
Asked why so many famous people choose to marry other celebrities like she has done, Sandra replied: "Did you know my husband before I married him? Did you know who he was? Most people, didn't and I'm sure he preferred that.
"My husband is an extraordinary human being, one of the most talented people I have ever met in my life, a great father, an amazing husband and an insanely funny man. No one knew who he was outside of the people who should know who he was.
"Sadly, the nature of what I do brings notice to people who have no desire to be in that spotlight, and it can destroy lives."