Sandra Bullock Opens Up About Losing Her Dad and Her Dogs in a Matter of Weeks
While Sandra Bullock's professional life has been full of wins this year, with movies like Ocean's 8 and Bird Box added to her resume, she's also had to grapple with losses in her personal life that she didn't see coming. The actress lost her 93-year-old father John W. Bullock in September, and shortly afterward, she announced that her two dogs Poppy and Ruby died.
"My dad died, and then while my dad was failing, we get a call from the nanny … that our dog Ruby, the two-legger, had a stroke,” Bullock opened up to Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show this week. “And I’m like, ‘What, what?’ I was like, ‘Just put her on life support. Do something.’ And they go, ‘We can’t. She’s suffering.’ So I was like, ‘OK, there’s a reason for this.’ Dad’s settled. We fly home."
"Days later, ‘You’re dad’s not doing well,’” she continued. “The nanny comes into the room. She’s got a look on her face. I’m like, ‘What did the kids do?’ She’s like, ‘I need to speak to you in the bedroom.’ And I was like, ‘OK.’ And she goes, ‘Your other dog has a heart tumor, and she’s going to die in three days.’"
Ultimately, they passed away, and the loss piling on caught up with Bullock.
"A week later I’m in the bathtub crying and the kids are like, ‘Is Mommy okay?’ Everyone is like, ‘Just leave Mommy in the bathtub. She’s going to be fine,’" she said.
“So, you know what, it’s life. But, you know, when you lose your little rides-or-die, it makes things different.”