Sandra Bullock's late mother Helga Meyer urged her to put her acting career before finding the right man.
Sandra Bullock's mother told her not to get married.
'The Proposal' actress - who was largely single until she wed motorbike enthusiast Jesse James in 2005 -was warned off married life by her late mother Helga Meyer, who told her she should focus on her acting career instead.
She revealed: "Believe me, my mother was like, 'Don't marry. Have a career.' "
She explained to Britain's The Times newspaper: "I'm one of those people who are very good at being alone. All I wanted in my life was what I was doing at that time. Whether I was in a wonderful relationship or not, my priority was my work.
"When I wasn't responsible for anyone else but me I had a wonderful, wonderful time. But there were those people going, 'Aren't you missing out?' and you do stop for a second. And then you go, 'I cannot believe they made me doubt myself.' "