SANDRA Bullock’s longtime partner Bryan Randall has died at the age of 57 following a private battle with ALS.
His family shared the unexpected news in a statement.
“It is with great sadness that we share that on Aug 5, Bryan Randall passed away peacefully after a three-year battle with ALS,” Bryan’s family shared with People.
“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.”
The statement continued: “We are immensely grateful to the tireless doctors who navigated the landscape of this illness with us and to the astounding nurses who became our roommates, often sacrificing their own families to be with ours.
“At this time we ask for privacy to grieve and to come to terms with the impossibility of saying goodbye to Bryan.”
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, according to ALS Association.
Sandra, 59, first met Bryan, who was a model-turned-photographer, when he photographed her son Louis’ birthday back in 2015.
The pair would then make an appearance at Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s wedding just months later.
The Oscar-winning actress, known for being private about her personal life, did touch on her relationship in 2021.
“I found the love of my life. We share two beautiful children – three children, [Bryan’s] older daughter. It’s the best thing ever,” the Gravity star would reveal during a chat with Red Table Talk.
She added at the time: “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.”
The couple were never officially married throughout their relationship.
Sandra would also touch on Bryan’s relationship with her two adopted children – son Louis, 13, and daughter Laila, 10 – revealing that he was “very patient” and “a saint” with her children.
She shared: “I had Louis first. Then when I met him, we hadn’t been together that long and I said, ‘Remember that NDA you signed when you photographed my son? You know that still holds… because I’m bringing a child home when I come back from Toronto.
“He was so happy, but he was scared. I’m a bulldozer. My life was already on the track and here’s this beautiful human being who doesn’t want anything to do with my life but [was] the right human being to help me.”
During the interview, Sandra also praised Bryan: “He’s the example that I would want my children to have.
“I have a partner who’s very Christian and there are two different ways of looking at things. I don’t always agree with him, and he doesn’t always agree with me. But he is an example even when I don’t agree with him.”
“We’re saying it differently but we mean the exact same thing,” she said.
The famous Hollywood star has yet to comment on Bryan’s death.