We're friends." Adding "just" would "probably be a bit of a lie," she admitted."So I'd say we're friends."She said that Gosling had helped her, a self-professed OCD type, "to chill.dating her, "because I'll probably make you miserable."Big surprise, no one took that seriously for a second.The Oscar winner, once divorced and now happily ensconced in a live-in relationship with photographer Bryan Randall, has been a huge star for almost 25 years—meaning, she's been fielding questions about her personal life for just about that long.We both know why it happened." "Everybody has one that is apart from all the rest... It's always something that'll be taken care of and I respect it, and I protect that more than anything, and I won't let anybody cheapen it.He brought out everything in me that was good, that was bad, that was suppressed," she told Barbara Walters in 1996, explaining how she had always held people at arm's length prior to dating Donovan. And knowing him was the greatest gift to myself and to my personality—and to my work, in sort of opening the door."The actress shot down Walters' suggestion that perhaps it was her fame surpassing Donovan's that helped bring about the end. Because two good, honest people, just because it doesn't work doesn't mean they can't stay friends..doesn't make anybody the bad guy.So much joy." interviewer noted that Bullock had never used the word "just," as in "just friends," when talking about Mc Conaughey, because that would have been not quite truthful.If there was no "just," then they could technically , as "just friends," Bullock said, "Let me see if I can answer that politically and correctly.
Asked how they managed to stay friends, she said, "It's the work we both put in. Siemoneit/Sygma via Getty Images During the nearly two decades when Austin, Texas, was her home base, Bullock quietly dated the Austin-based musician from around 1999 until 2001—but the union of his songs and her films transcended the time constraints of their relationship. (Kinda like she did with Mc Conaughey, she's said to have helped put Schneider on the map.)"As celebrities go, Bob and I have a very low-key relationship. It's something I learned through trial and error," Bullock dished to in 2000. But then Bob and I talk German all the time to each other, which is terribly funny because I'm so bad at it.(And she also said she'd never yet been engaged, though some reports have called Donovan her ex-fiancé.)Donovan told E!News in 2010, after seeing both Bullock and Aniston at the Golden Globes that year, "I mean, it's been 150 years, so if you can't bury hatchet in that amount of time something's wrong with you." broached the rumor, but she shook her head, saying, "I don't want to put myself in the dating category."It's going to be a long time before I can trust anyone again."You take two people who normally can't leave the house, who don't know if people are with them for the right reasons, and they get paired up because they have chemistry, and they happen to fall in love."Not exactly excluding actors from the picture, she also told the mag, "I love people who are artistic, confident, and even cocky but with an underlying modesty that is humbling.They also have to have a wicked sense of humor, and I have to feel challenged.