During her five-year marriage to Jesse James, Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock grew quite close to the bad-boy biker’s daughter, Sunny. But since the couple’s split, Bullock has had to distance herself from the life she used to know, including the 7-year-old girl she once pledged her “commitment” to on behalf of James in his 2009 custody battle with Sunny’s mother, Janine Lindemulder.
“Sandra doesn’t communicate anymore with Sunny,” Lindemulder tells Us. “Sunny never talks about her.
I don’t bear any grudges against Sandra,” she continues. “She has her own son to raise.”
Bullock shocked the world when she secretly adopted son Louis Bardo, now 19-months-old, from New Orleans in January of 2010; a process that she began with James during their marriage, but Sandra finalized as a single parent.
A friend of the star tells Us that she “has had to move on” from James, which unfortunately, also meant breaking her ties with Sunny. “The last thing she wanted to do was hurt Sunny,” says the insider. “But she had to do what was best for her.”
For more on Sandra Bullock and Sunny James’ estrangement, check out the latest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.