Bryan Randall, photographer and Sandra Bullock’s longtime companion, dies at 57 from ALS

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Sandra Bullock’s longtime companion Bryan Randall, a photographer and former mannequin, died Saturday at age 57 after a non-public battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

“It’s with nice unhappiness that we share that on Aug. 5, Bryan Randall handed away peacefully after a three-year battle with ALS,” his household stated in an announcement to The Occasions. “Bryan selected early to maintain his journey with ALS personal and people of us who cared for him did our greatest to honor his request.”

“We’re immensely grateful to the tireless medical doctors who navigated the panorama of this sickness with us and to the astounding nurses who turned our roommates, usually sacrificing their very own households to be with ours,” the assertion continued, additionally asking for privateness as relations grieve and “come to phrases with the impossibility of claiming goodbye to Bryan.”

His household requested donations be despatched to a analysis fund at the ALS Assn. and Massachusetts Basic Hospital.

Randall and Bullock, 59, began relationship in 2015 after they reportedly met when he photographed her son Louis’ fifth celebration. The 2 had been personal about their relationship, however had been noticed round city collectively, together with at Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s shock Bel-Air marriage ceremony. Later that yr, they began to make public appearances collectively, together with at the Hollywood premiere of Bullock’s political comedy “Our Model Is Disaster.”

Although public curiosity in Randall grew all of the sudden when he began relationship Bullock, the Portland, Ore.-born photographer had been featured beforehand as a style mannequin in main publications, together with a 2011 Harper’s Bazaar Singapore full-page unfold because the muse of style icon Cindy Crawford.

Earlier than relationship Randall, the Oscar-winning “The Blind Aspect” and “Chook Field” actor was married to TV persona Jesse James for 5 years. Their relationship imploded in 2010 when a number of ladies got here ahead alleging they‘d had extramarital affairs with James. Bullock filed for divorce later that yr.

Randall and Bullock had been elevating her two adopted youngsters, Louis and Laila, together with Randall’s daughter, Skylar. In 2021, Bullock spoke of her relationship with Randall whereas a visitor on “Purple Desk Speak” alongside co-hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris. In explaining her determination to not marry Randall, she stated she didn’t “want a paper to be a loyal companion and devoted mom,” and known as her relationship with Randall and their household dynamic with their youngsters “the most effective factor ever.”

Bullock went on to explain Randall as “the instance that I might need my youngsters to have.”

“I’ve a companion who’s very Christian and there are two other ways of taking a look at issues,” she shared. “I don’t at all times agree with him, and he doesn’t at all times agree with me. However he’s an instance even once I don’t agree with him.”

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