Celebrity Sandra & Jesse: Scenes from a Marriage After six years of low-key love – and her biggest career year ever – Bullock faces her future as a single parent By Kate Hogan Published on March 17, 2010 07:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 12 REST & ROMANCE Rex USA Tattooed motorcycle tycoon Jesse James seemed an unlikely match for America's Sweetheart Sandra Bullock (in Hawaii in 2004). "No one knows what someone is like based on appearance," she told PEOPLE. 02 of 12 PLAYFUL DUO Henny Garfunkel/Retna Don't be scared! The costumed couple couldn't have appeared jollier in their furry getups while dishing out treats to New York City tots on Halloween in 2004. 03 of 12 BIKE BUILT FOR TWO Fame Days shy of her 41st birthday, Bullock became a bride on July 16, 2005, marrying James on a California ranch. After the surprise wedding, they took a romantic road trip on James's custom ride. 04 of 12 SEALED WITH A KISS Bauer-Griffin Two months after their nuptials, the newlyweds kiss outside their oceanfront house in Seal Beach, Calif. "My greatest joy is making our home what it's supposed to be," she told InStyle. 05 of 12 MARRIED WITH CHILDREN Flynet James and Bullock, who has been a proud stepmom to his three kids, cheer on James's teenage daughter Chandler during a softball game in 2006. "I have children, amazing children," Bullock told PEOPLE. "My love for them ... is no less than if I'd had a child on my own." 06 of 12 BIRTHDAY BUSS Limelight Yowza! The PDA-happy pair proved they had quite the spark while celebrating James's 37th birthday in 2006, at a celebration filled with horseshoes, barbecue and family. 07 of 12 RED-CARPET READY Lester Cohen/WireImage Weeks before their first anniversary, James joined his ladylove at the premiere of The Lake House. "She pushes me to be a better person," he told PEOPLE in '06. "It ... makes me feel like I'm Superman." 08 of 12 GAME TIME Mark Avery/AP An avid hockey fan, Bullock connected with James rinkside at a Dallas Stars vs. L.A. Kings game in 2007. "He looked at her with the proudest look on his face," a source told PEOPLE. 09 of 12 DOG-DAY AFTERNOON Flynet The pair was often spotted walking their rescue pups around their L.A. and Austin, Texas, homes. "Any dog that is missing something is welcome in our house," the Blind Side star joked to reporters recently. 10 of 12 FLYING HIGH Bauer-Griffin Not even security could dampen Bullock's smile at LAX in August – just before her Razzie-earning All About Steve hit screens. "Thankfully I married someone who loves me just the way I am – and all the nuttiness that goes into me," she said. 11 of 12 GUILDED GIRL Mike Blake/Landov; Kevin Mazur/WireImage A week after winning a Golden Globe, Bullock took home a Screen Actors Guild Award for The Blind Side. At the podium she thanked her "hot husband," and gave his suit a shout-out. 12 of 12 GOLDEN MOMENT Evan Agostini/PictureGroup After Bullock's Oscar victory, it was James who couldn't stop gushing. "She's beautiful. She's amazing. She takes my breath away," he told PEOPLE. "Sometimes I look at her and I do, I just lose my breath."