The implosion of her marriage has saddened us all, but reports that Sandra Bullock's new baby Louis hails from New Orleans has thrilled the Louisiana city.
"Personally, I'm thrilled for Sandra on the adoption of her child," says star Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who was just named Super Bowl MVP this February.
"Clearly she has embraced the city of New Orleans and appreciates what a wonderful and culturally rich city this is, and the fact that she has adopted a beautiful child with roots to our city makes it that much more special."
We couldn't agree more.
"It goes without saying that she is a talented actress, a humanitarian and philanthropist. We are all very happy for her and the new addition to her family."
SAINTS: Drew Brees thinks Sandra Bullock is one as well.
Bullock's love of the famed city is part of what makes her a resident, says New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, who also sent best wishes to the star:
"Congratulations to Sandra Bullock and her new son. Since Hurricane Katrina, Americans have prayed for us, given time as volunteers in our community, and demanded that no other city ever go through what New Orleans experienced."
"Sandra Bullock has become one of us. We wish this new mother every success."
Local actor (Mad Men), designer and author Bryan Batt, who was on hand for the New Orleans premiere of The Blind Side, also praised Bullock.
"Besides being a brilliantly talented, lovely actress, she has the biggest, kindest heart and does so many great things for the city of New Orleans quietly and anonymously," says Batt. "I just wish her all the joy this new life can bring."
"I join the city of New Orleans in singing her praises."
Not that anyone was on team Jesse James, but you have to love the PR coup Sandra's publicist scored with this, announcing the adoption along with her filing for divorce, when she and James adopted Louis months ago.