Breaking into her villa has forever marked her
Sandra Bullock speaks for the first time in a rare interview about the night a stalker broke into her house and reveals how this nightmare changed her life and psyche.
Hollywood star Sandra Bullock, 57, will speak in the “Red Table Talk” on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, for the first time about what is probably the most terrible night of her life. She was home all alone in her villa in Bel Air, California when a stalker broke into her home in the middle of the night in 2014.
Sandra Bullock: “I wasn’t the same after the break-in”
“I was hiding in the closet and just thought, ‘This won’t end well,'” the actress recalls. Bullock revealed that she was incredibly grateful that her son Louis, 11 today, whom she adopted in 2010, was not with her for the first time that night, but slept with the nanny. “Our nanny had suggested that she take him with her and that he could sleep with her. She knew that I had an appointment in the evening and would be home late. I was later glad that he wasn’t there when it was happened. Had Louis been home, it would have changed our fate forever, “she explains. “I wasn’t the same after the break-in. I was completely confused”!
She is now receiving therapeutic treatment for PTSD
The intruder was eventually arrested at Bullock’s house. Since that night, Sandra Bullock can no longer be alone, as she says herself, and had to go into therapy. This already stressful situation was aggravated by the fact that Bullock’s convicted burglar and stalker Joshua James Corbett, † 42, committed suicide four years after the break-in. “The sad thing is that the system failed him,” she says of the unfortunate series of events that led to his death. “There was a fight with the police and he barricaded himself and then killed himself.”
Since then, the actress has suffered from anxiety and a severe post-traumatic stress disorder called PTSD. “It got so bad that I thought I was going to die,” said Bullock. The Oscar-winning woman reveals she sought treatment for her complicated trauma and found EDMR therapy to be the most beneficial option for her. EMDR, short for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a form of psychotherapy used to treat symptoms of PTSD. It’s the same therapy that Prince Harry, 37, has already helped.
Sources used: New York Post, Daily Mail, People Magazine, Instagram