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Sandra Bullock

Files for Divorce

in Austin, Texas

4/28/2010 12:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Sandra Bullock filed for divorce in Travis County Court in Austin, Texas ... and the reason it didn't surface until now is because Sandra turned it into a puzzle.

The case was filed under Sandra's initials -- backwards ... B.A.S.  

Jesse James was also identified by his initials -- J.J.G.  Jesse's middle name is Gregory.

The document was filed April 23.

As for grounds of divorce, the petition says, "The marriage between Petitioner and Respondent has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectations of reconciliation."

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, "There is no child under eighteen years of age or otherwise entitled to support who was born or adopted of this marriage and none is expected."

According to the docs, Sandra is a resident of Texas.  Jesse "is of legal age and agrees to proceed in Austin, Travis County, Texas."

According to the petition, the parties were married in 2005 "and have ceased to live together as husband and wife."

As for the firm Sandra hired -- Chaffe McCall --  she's used the firm in the past to litigate a tax issue.  A lawyer in the firm claimed a man who set up fraudulent tax shelters had given Bullock advice, after her dad saw an ad for tax shelters in an in-flight airline magazine.



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Jesse cheats on his Oscar winning wife with the trashiest chicks he could find and she's the nutjob? Wow.

1603 days ago


@whateverpeeps - When your an Oscar winning actress and sweet woman who harbors ideals of only ever marrying once and doing it right, then you run off with some skeevy bad boy bastard like Jesse... yeah she's definitely a nutjob! LOL

1603 days ago



I see your point. lol

1603 days ago

Mz. Alpine Dee    

Apparently most of you are not familiar with legal do***ents. #1 you DO NOT have to get divorced in the state you were married in usually you would file in the state in which you currently reside. (or if your a dual res, the one with community property)
#2 Celebs / victims do not have to use their real names until they are in front of a judge for the case or the final decree. you can use an alis if needed for safety or "other reasons deemed appropriate by the court". (Celeb,Safety,Privacy)
#3 The adoption process takes quite a while to complete with interviews, home visits, and appearing in court a lot can change during an adoption proceeding before becoming permanent. (ie lose your income(job), get married, get separated, relocate, divorce, change your mind etc, there are numerous possibilities. I can only assume they filed for this child together and she filed a change of family status ( where she has quite a large sum of money, I don't think support or a spouse is an issue for this adoption) when it is for most young couples. (for most couples a Divorce can stop an adoption dead. due to income and home stability (living arrangements). ** On a personal note to B.A.S good for you girl, the child will not fill all the sadness of your loss but it's a good start (and extra kudos for adopting black, we have such a hard time adopting weather it was not enough income, stable housing, jobs or our family status (single or couple) to even qualify to adopt and a lot of our children do not get adopted) (most don't know the LONG waiting list to adopt a white american child in this country... that is why you hear so many people choosing to go to russia, china...(everyone wants a white infant) even in forgien counties their is a demand and thats why when celebs adopt from other countries they are older children usually.)

1603 days ago


Oh my, How could that be....and they looked like their such a happy couple. Their marriage should have lasted forever (not).

1603 days ago


I think we all know the typical case of "girl meets bad boy and thinks she can change him..." Sandra's heart was in the right place but she just overlooked a lot of things with Jesse. It could happen to any one of us so give it a rest, she's human!

1602 days ago


It's funny the double standards women have. When a successful decent guy runs off with a skeevy biker chick women roll their eyes in disgust and say he deserves whatever he gets. But when when it's a woman chasing her bad boy we should give the poor girl a break! You women, always wanting to get your cake and eat it too! Nutjobs indeed! :)

1602 days ago


You can take the trash out of the trailer park, but you can never take the trailer out of the trash.

1602 days ago

please get real    

This is very sad when you get married your vows r "FOR BETTER OR WORSE" sadly Sandra couldn't take the bad so she jumps ship!
I use to look up to her now I only look down!

1602 days ago


Everybody deserves a second chance. I hope Jesse proves himself & can be the father to his 4 kids & a husband that Sandra deserves. If he does show that he can be a better man then I hope he & Sandra get back together. Let them heal.

1602 days ago


That's the way it's done, girls.

1602 days ago


I will never forget years ago when Sandra won an award and on national television during the award acceptance speech announced that her husband Jesse James was amazing in bed last night and went on about how really amazing Jesse James is in bed and even thanked Jesse James for giving her really amazing love last night.

1602 days ago


what worries me is the fact that the 3 million dollar home she lives in is under the name of the Band Aid Trust. isn't that a Bob Geldof thing.

1602 days ago


Jesse James had a checked past. Who would marry a porn star? He
is obviously attracted to dysfunctional women, and Sandra wasn't
one of them. He has major issues and he lost his marriage and
child because of them. Sandra married someone she really didn't
know. She fell for the bad boy that turned out to be truly bad,
not in a fun way. It's a hard lesson to learn.

1602 days ago


What is surprising about this filing? She lives in Austin. Has for years. She owns houses everywhere, but she lives here. Lot of Actors do. Austin is just a really laid back town.

1601 days ago
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