Actress Sandra Bullock has lost her longtime partner, Bryan Randall, after a three-year fight against ALS, according to a statement released by his family to People. He was 57. The couple had been an item for eight years.
“It is with great sadness that we share that on Aug. 5, Bryan Randall passed away peacefully after a three-year battle with ALS,” his family said in the statement. “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.”
“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,” his family added.
“At this time we ask for privacy to grieve and to come to terms with the impossibility of saying goodbye to Bryan,” the statement concluded, signed, “His Loving Family.”
Bullock, 59, first met her future partner, a photographer, in 2015 when her photographed her son Louis’s birthday.
Much like how he handled his health struggles, Randall lived a relatively private life, according to the Post. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Randall was a professional photographer who focused primarily on children’s portraits and outdoor scenes.
Prior to owning Bryan Randall Photography, he worked as a model. Notably, he did campaigns for big brands like Yves Saint Laurent and Hugo Boss, appearing on the glossy magazine pages of high-end fashion magazines, including Vogue Paris and Harper’s Bazaar Singapore.
Bullock and Randall made their red carpet debut as a couple at the premiere of her 2015 movie “Our Brand Is Crisis.”
“I found the love of my life,” Bullock gushed in a December 2021 episode of “Red Table Talk.”
“We share two beautiful children — three children, his older daughter. It’s the best thing ever.”