Despite being a household name and a bonafide movie star, Sandra Bullock has never been a true Hollywood diva on the layman's sense of it. She isn't often seen frequenting Hollywood hotspots for exposure and seems to consciously sidestep the gossip rag sideshow that comes with fame for so many others.
When she first adopted Louis, in fact, Bullock maintained a home in Austin, a cool, hip city far away from Tinsel Town. She commuted between Austin and L.A. for years when duty called.
That distance helped keep her kids away from the glare of the paparazzi's flashbulbs, so they could grow up with a bit of normalcy, and she was able to keep her work and personal lives completely separate.
In fact, her kids don't even really know what she does for a living yet, even when she's starring in movies they're bound to watch, like when she provided a voice for Minions.
Even before she became a mother, Bullock's persona and profile were relatively low-key. She always showed up for work and red carpets, of course, but Sandy became America's Sweetheart by being real and relatable.