The Hollywood star walked out on James earlier this month (Mar10) after tattoo model Michelle McGee went public with claims she romanced the married reality star for 11 months, including a period when Bullock was shooting The Blind Side on location.
A string of other women have since come forward with allegations of affairs with James.
The TV mechanic’s ex-wife, Janine Lindemulder, spoke out after the scandal broke, insisting she wanted Bullock to remain close to her daughter Sunny, six.
She said, “If Sandra decides to keep a relationship going with our daughter Sunny, I would in no way stop that. Sunny loves Sandy and vice versa. She’s welcome to be a part of every aspect of Sunny’s life. She has taken care of our daughter as if she was her own… She sacrificed much… and I will forever be indebted to her for that.”
Lindemulder’s comments sparked speculation that the actress was preparing a bid to legally adopt James’ daughter, as well as his two other children from a previous relationship – but her rep has moved swiftly to shoot down the rumour.
Bullock’s spokesperson tells People.com, “There are no plans, nor have there ever been any plans, for Sandra Bullock to adopt any of Jesse James’ children.”