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Sandra Bullock put her career on hold for a year to support late husband before his tragic death
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Sandra Bullock put her career on hold for a year to support late husband before his tragic death

Most had no idea about the tragic events that were going on in her personal life

After news of her husband Bryan Randall's tragic passing at the age of 57 on Saturday (5 August), it's been revealed that Sandra Bullock put her Hollywood career on pause for a year to be with him in his final months.

Sources told Page Six that few people in Hollywood had a clue what was going on behind the scenes during his three-year battle with ALS.

The pair are thought to have met in 2015.
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Since stepping back from the limelight, 59-year-old Bullock was only seen several times in public.

Her hiatus began after she appeared on the red carpet at the premiere of The Lost City in March 2022.

She appeared with her co-star, Channing Tatum - who is reported to have been among the few that knew about his degenerative condition - without Randall.

A 'top Hollywood producer' also admitted to the publication: “I don’t think people knew that Sandra actually took off to care for Bryan.”

Calling him 'the love of my life', in an interview while promoting the comedy, it was revealed that would be taking some time out.

“I want to be at home. I’m not doing anyone any favors who’s investing in a project if I’m saying, ‘I just want to be at home,'” she told CBS Sunday Morning.

“Cause I was always running, I was always running to the next thing. I just want to be present and responsible for one thing.”

The Bird Box actor also told reporter, Tracy Smith, that this would be her last film for 'a while', admitting that 'I don’t know what ‘a while’ is'.

She took a step back from the limelight without explaining why.
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An emotional family statement released to PEOPLE on Monday (7 August) confirmed the news of his death.

"It is with great sadness that we share that on Aug. 5, Bryan Randall passed away peacefully after a three-year battle with ALS.

"Bryan chose early to keep his journey with ALS private and those of us who cared for him did our best to honor his request.

"We are immensely grateful to the tireless doctors who navigated the landscape of this illness with us and to the astounding nurses who became our roommates, often sacrificing their own families to be with ours.

"At this time we ask for privacy to grieve and to come to terms with the impossibility of saying goodbye to Bryan."

They signed off 'His Loving Family'.

Bullock reportedly met the model-turned-photographer in January 2015, when he took pictures at her son Louis' birthday.

They went public a year after they were seen together at Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's wedding.

She told Red Table Talk in 2021: "I don't need to be told to be ever present in the hardest of times. I don't need to be told to weather a storm with a good man."

U.S. estimates suggest that ALS is responsible for as many as five in every 100,000 deaths in people over the age of 20.

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