The six year old was chatting with her mother, porn star Janine Lindemulder, on the phone when she almost revealed all about her dad Jesse James’ bid to adopt a baby boy from New Orleans, Louisiana with Bullock.
The couple had hoped to keep the baby news to themselves until after the Oscars, but then James’ cheating scandal hit the headlines and Bullock went into hiding, only to emerge with the big reveal at the end of last month (Apr10).
She showed off baby Louis Bardot in a People magazine photospread.
But the news almost leaked in December (09) – a month before the adoption went through – thanks to Sunny.
Shortly after the awkward chat, Lindemulder told Life & Style magazine, “Sunny was on the phone and Sandra was right there trying to listen to what was being talked about. Sunny started to tell me she was really excited because somebody in the family was possibly pregnant. Then all of a sudden, the phone went silent.
“Sunny finally got back on the phone and said, ‘Oh, I can’t talk about that. That’s my secret with Sandy.’ I was upset, because you tell kids to please don’t keep secrets from your parents.”
At the time, Lindemulder, who lost custody of her daughter to James and his actress wife and was trying to improve relations between the two women in the reality TV star’s life, was full of praise for Bullock, telling the publication the actress was “doing a great job” as a stepmum to her daughter.
She said, “Sandra’s organised and focused… She packs perfect lunches. She thinks of every little detail from sunblock to sanitary wipes and the perfect amounts of food. I can’t compete. If I could wish any stepmom for my daughter, it would be Sandra… She’s done a wonderful job with Sunny.”