Sandra Bullock’s longtime partner Bryan Randall died over the weekend. Per People, his family revealed Randall “passed away peacefully at 57 years old due to a three-year battle with ALS.” They add, “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.” After thanking his doctors, who navigated the landscape of this illness” with them, Randall’s family concluded their statement by asking for privacy to grieve.
ALS is a type of motor neuron disease. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, as motor neurons degenerate and die, they stop sending messages to the muscles. This causes the muscles to weaken, start to twitch, and waste away (atrophy). Eventually, the brain loses its ability to initiate and control voluntary movements. Per ALS.org, the average survival time with the disease is two to five years; some people live five years, 10 years, or even longer.
Bullock, who has yet to comment on Randall’s death at the time of our posting, first met Randall when he photographed her son Louis’s birthday in January 2015. Randall was a model-turned-photographer. The pair took their relationship more public later that year, including an appearance at Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s wedding.
Sandra and Bryan’s Relationship
The Lost City star, 59, previously spoke about her love for Randall during a December 2021 appearance on Red Table Talk. She said at the time, “I found the love of my life. We share two beautiful children — three children, [Randall’s] older daughter. It’s the best thing ever.” Bullock is mother to son Louis, 13, and daughter Laila, whom she welcomed both via surrogate. Randall leaves behind daughter Skylar Staten Randall, whom he shared with ex-fiancee Janine Staten. Adding to their relationship at the time, Bullock said, “I don’t wanna say do it like I do it, but I don’t need a paper to be a devoted partner and devoted mother. 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.”