The Secret Behind Sandra Bullock's 'New Mom' Pics: Jesse Was There!

More details emerge about the People cover that shocked the world: the photos were snapped in a far more innocent time

A picture is worth a thousand words, but as we all know, this cover photo generated a thousand headlines. Last month, Sandra Bullock introduced the world to her adopted son Louis with a surprise exclusive in People magazine. The news has delighted the Oscar winner's fans, especially considering the heartbreak Bullock was going through with her estranged husband Jesse James.

The shocker of a cover story included the news that Bullock, 45, had not only filed for divorce from James, 41, but that she'd be raising Louis alone as a single mom.

Now, here's where things get truly surprising: TMZ is reporting that James was present at the People photo shoot -- which actually took place on March 9, just two days after Bullock had won her first Oscar and days before the news of James' multiple infidelities broke.

According to a source at the shoot, James was reportedly "incredible with both Sandra and Louis" and it was a "healthy, loving and positive atmosphere." But doesn't that witness' recollection make the cover image all the more painfully poignant? All we can picture now is Bullock aglow with her infant son as James stands off to the side, harboring secrets that are about to break his blissful wife's heart and end their once-strong marriage. And we presume that the photo shoot intended to capture both would-be parents cuddling baby Louis -- so if photos exist of James on that day acting the role of happy "daddy" alongside Bullock, kudos to People for not releasing them.

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