<p><span></span>The fight has just begun for <strong>Sandra Bullock</strong> as she tries to save her stepdaughter, Sunny, from her porn star mom, <strong>Janine Lindemulder</strong>. Sandra and hubby of four years, <strong>Jesse James</strong>, were awarded primary custody of 5-year-old Sunny back in January, just after her biological mother was sentenced to six months in prison for tax evasion. Sandra has since come to love Sunny and is raising the girl as her own. But along the way, she's engaged in a verbal war with Janine -- who she alleges is a dangerous and unfit mother -- in a bid to gain full custody of the child. "It's like I'm invisible," Janine told <em>Life & Style</em> in an exclusive interview on Dec. 4. "I want us all to be on the same page. Sandra and Jesse want all or nothing."</p>
Since being released recently, Janine has tried to regain a presence in her daughter's life, lately at a tear-filled court mediation on Nov. 30 and again at the court appearance on Dec. 7. But Sandra and Jesse are determined not to let that happen, alleging in a letter written by Sandra to the judge that Janine abuses drugs and is negligent around Sunny. Although Janine denies those allegations, she is currently allowed to visit with Sunny for only six hours every Sunday. "I've stopped working like I used to in order to be here with Jesse and the kids [Jesse also has two older sons with his first wife, Karla James]," Sandra says, "because we're on constant high alert, never knowing what condition Janine will be in and, even more concerning, the condition Sunny will be in."
The positive impact Sandra has had on Sunny's life is something even Janine freely admits. "Sandra's organized and focused, and I'm pretty much the opposite," Janine tells Life & Style. "She packs perfect lunches. She thinks of every little detail from sunblock to sanitary wipes and the perfect amounts of food. I can't compete. If I could wish any stepmom for my daughter, it would be Sandra." Still, even if it would mean having that wish granted, Janine's unwilling to be cut out of Sunny's life. "All I care about is that my daughter gets love from as many different sources as possible," she insists. "Sandra's doing a great job, but I'm not going anywhere," Janine tells Life & Style.
"We're fully prepared to accept the responsibility and make Sunny's transition as healthy as possible," says Sandra. Janine, who has flaunted her body in more than 100 porn films, feels the same way. "I'm not saying I'm the best mother in the world," she tells Life & Style. "What I can give her is dancing in our feety pajamas, making pancakes and being goofy. I've got love to give her."
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