How Sandy Kept Him Secret Bullock dishes on tactics—and accidental clues By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Apr 29, 2010 7:26 AM CDT 7 comments Comments Copies of the latest People Magazine featuring Sandra Bullock and her newly-adopted son Louis Bardo Bullock are show on sale in New York, Wednesday, April 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen) (Newser) – The paparazzi are confounded: How in the world did Sandra Bullock manage to keep her baby boy a secret, even through months in the spotlight first as an Oscar frontrunner and then as a scorned wife? By using “decoys and dark cars” and refusing to let anyone into her house for dress fittings, reports USA Today in a look at the People scoop. Even so, there were little clues that—somehow—no one noticed. Her makeup artist never understood why she looked so tired and needed “copious amounts of concealer” before events. And when a green baby sock fell out of her bag and onto the red carpet, no one wondered why she might be carrying around a baby sock. Bullock finally decided to break the news to People—and boot Julia Roberts off the cover in the process—after learning Life & Style was about to break its own story, PopEater reports.