Sandra Bullock’s longtime partner, Bryan Randall, died at the age of 57, his grieving family confirmed in a statement.
The actress and the photographer met back in January 2015 after he worked on a project for her son’s birthday party.
The couple managed to keep their relationship private but confirmed that they were in a relationship after they appeared together at Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston’s wedding.
In 2018, the couple attended the Oceans 8 World Premiere together in NYC and were also spotted together by paparazzi.
Even though she rarely talked about their relationship, the actress opened up about the idea of marrying Randall after spending almost a decade with him.
Speaking to the hosts of Red Table Talk, she said: “I don’t want to say do it like I do it, but I don’t need a paper to be a devoted partner, devoted mother. I don’t need to be told to weather a storm with a good man.”
She added: “We share two beautiful children – three children, his older daughter. It’s the best thing ever.”
Bullock also spoke about Randall being ‘scared’ of her life in the limelight.
“He was so happy, but he was scared. I’m a bulldozer. My life was already on the track, and here’s this beautiful human being who doesn’t want anything to do with my life but the right human being to be there.”
Randall’s family released a heartbreaking statement to PEOPLE Magazine after he passed away at the age of 57, also revealing the cause of death.
“It is with great sadness that we share that on Aug. 5, Bryan Randall passed away peacefully after a three-year battle with [Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis],” his family shared.
“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.”
The statement added: “At this time we ask for privacy to grieve and to come to terms with the impossibility of saying goodbye to Bryan.”
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