iVillage Woman of the Week: Sandra Bullock

For showing her strength, courage and surprising us with her beautiful baby boy, the Oscar winner has our vote

Each week, we pick one woman who's done something to make us proud. This week, we -- and the rest of the world! -- are loving Sandra Bullock for showing her strength and proving that she can make it on her own.

Since the news first broke that Bullock's husband Jesse James had been unfaithful, the Oscar winner has been in seclusion. Fans and media presumed that the actress was (understandably) hiding her face in embarrassment due to the daily storm of gossip about her husband's sordid transgressions. But on April 28, the shocking news was revealed that Sandra wasn't only protecting her ego -- she was protecting her new baby boy!

People announced that not only was Bullock kicking her cheating man to the curb by filing divorce papers, she had secretly adopted 3-month-old Louis Bardo from New Orleans. And although the new single mom says she's "sad and scared" about her divorce, she seems thrilled to welcome her beautiful boy into her life.

Because ending a marriage is unquestionably painful, we sympathize with Sandra. But with an amazing career and a happy new family, we're pretty sure the actress is better off as a single lady!

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Which female celeb are you loving this week? Chime in below!

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