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Sandra Bullock Discusses Losing Her Father And Both Of Her Dogs Within Weeks Of Each Other

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Everyone knows and loves Sandra Bullock. It's kind of impossible not to, she's been America's sweetheart for so long, and she's managed to remain one of the most relatable celebrities out there.

Even though she's won an Oscar, she always seems like she's someone that you could have a good conversation with if you were to ever meet her.

The actress recently appeared on Ellen Degeneres' show, and she opened up about something that really proves that celebrities are just like us, especially when it comes to tragedy.

Bullock's 2018 has been a particularly trying year. “Life, I realized, happens whether you schedule it or not,” Bullock said to Degeneres. “That just blew my mind this year.”

Within the last few months, Bullock has had to deal with a lot of loss. In the span of a few weeks, both of Bullocks dogs passed away, as did her 93-year-old father.

Her father's health began to decline so Bullock rushed to his side, but while she was there she got an unfortunate call.

“While my dad was failing, we get a call from the nanny … that our dog Ruby, the two-legger, had a stroke,” Bullock explained. “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, ‘Okay, there’s a reason for this.’ Dad’s settled. We fly home.”

Then, just shortly after arriving back home, she gets even more bad news.

“Days later, ‘You’re dad’s not doing well,’ then the nanny comes into the room. She’s got a look on her face. I’m like, ‘What did the kids [Louis and Laila] do?’ She’s like, ‘I need to speak to you in the bedroom.’ And I was like, ‘Okay.’ And she goes, ‘Your other dog has a heart tumor, and she’s going to die in three days.’"

Bullock admitted that she thought she could handle it all, but it all hit her at once.

“And then 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's obviously still very sad about everything that happened, but she said "So, you know what, it's life."

Bullock clearly misses her father, but she admitted that losing her dogs was really hard too. “But, you know, when you lose your little rides-or-die, it makes things different.”

Source - People / Today

Hopefully, 2019 is a better year for Bullock and we know she will get through this difficult time with the support of her family and friends.

Tanya has been writing for Shared for two years. She spends too much time thinking about dogs, Marvel movies, and ice cream. You can reach me at tanya@shared.com