*She’s been in hibernation ever since news of her husband’s infidelity has dominated the headlines, but today Sandra Bullock reemerges – not only with an announced divorce from Jesse James, but with photos of the secret son she adopted back in January.

“He’s just perfect, I can’t even describe him any other way,” Bullock tells People about her 3½ month-old son Louis Bardo Bullock. “It’s like he’s always been a part of our lives.”

Bullock, 45, and James, 41, began the adoption process four years ago and brought Louis home in January but decided to keep the news to themselves until after the Oscars, People reports. Their close friends and family – including James’s children Sunny, 6, Jesse Jr., 12, and Chandler, 15 – all helped to keep the adoption a secret.

But, Bullock and James ended up separating just 10 days after the March 7 Oscars following reports he had cheated. Bullock says she is now finalizing the adoption as a single parent.