The Oscar winner was not in Vermont for Easter, says Gesine Bullock-Prado

By Stephen M. Silverman
April 18, 2010 02:45 PM
Credit: Raymond Prado

As the old song lyric goes, “Lord help the mister/Who comes between me and my sister” – except in this case, make that Lord help the tabloid who doesn’t get it right about Sandra Bullock and her protective sister, Gesine Bullock-Prado.

Gesine is rising to her older sister’s defense to dispel published stories that purported to chart the Oscar winner’s Easter whereabouts as she deals with problems in her marriage to Jesse James.

Writing on her blog Confections of a (Closet) Master Baker, Bullock-Prado, who runs a bakery in Vermont, is shooting down rumors that Sandra spent the holiday with her sibling in the New England state.

Impossible, says Bullock-Prado, who was celebrating Easter and her own wedding anniversary with husband Ray “with poached eggs and crepes at Yolk on South Michigan Avenue” in Chicago, she writes.

“But wait,” she adds, “apparently I’m able to time travel,” given the tales that “reported that my husband of eleven years and I took my sister to some inn (which shall remain nameless because they’ve gotten enough free publicity from lying up to now) for Easter dinner.”

Deadly Serious

Bullock-Prado says she’s speaking out – and for once not focusing on food in her blog – because she’s “deadly serious about my family, their privacy and even the most benign fictions printed about them.”

As the proof of the pudding, as it were, Bullock-Prado produces physical evidence: her Chicago airline tickets.

“So to set the record completely straight, if the post on Easter about gorging my way through Chicago doesn’t convince you to my whereabouts and only my whereabouts, then let my reservations on the lovely United Airlines be a true and honest testament to what I ate for Easter dinner and with whom, and it wasn’t with my lovely family at some nameless Vermont inn I’ve never set eyes upon,” she writes.

“That night I ate alone and I ate airline food. And who the hell would lie about that?”